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Keeping Up with the Joneses

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

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?

 

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.

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.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Comparing Investments

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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 Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

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