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A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

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And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

Budgeting After a Divorce

Budgeting After a Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.

 

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Fallen Tree Damage—Who Pays?

Your liability for damages that occur when a tree on your property falls on your neighbor’s property is not clear cut.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

How Does Your Credit Score Compare?

Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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