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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.


Put It in a Letter

A letter of instruction provides additional and more personal information regarding your estate.

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

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A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

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The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.


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Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

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