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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

And the Executor Is

And the Executor Is

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

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for Special Needs Children

Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.

 

Building Your Legacy

A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.

What Is a Roth 401(k)?

Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

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

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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 Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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