Understanding Today's Financial Environment
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Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?
For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.
Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Volunteering in Retirement
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
U.S. Personal Savings Rate
What can be learned from the savings rate?
Saving on Subscription Service Costs
There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.
Retiree Health Care Coverage Overseas
Retirees traveling abroad need to know that their health insurance travels with them.
How to Make the Tax Code Work for You
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
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What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Home Mortgage Deduction
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
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Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We'd like to be one of them.
Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.