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9 Facts About Social Security

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Split Annuity Strategy

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Asset Allocation

Consider how your assets are allocated and if that allocation is consistent with your time frame and risk tolerance.

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

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Raise Your Retirement Income

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

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

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