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Annuity Comparison

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

 

Breaking Down the Parts of Medicare

Medicare is broken down into four specific parts—but what do they mean? This article will help you understand each piece.

How to Read Your Credit Report

Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.

Consider Keeping Your Life Insurance When You Retire

Reasons to retain your coverage into your retirement years.

Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business

To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Forecast

The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

The Wild West of Data Theft

Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.

Social Security: By the Numbers

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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