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Helpful Content

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

A Cheat Sheet for Sending Your Kid to College

Dropping off your son or daughter is loaded with emotions; here are a few tips for a smoother experience.

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

Gap Insurance for Leased Cars

If you’re thinking of leasing a new car, then you shouldn’t forget about gap insurance.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

 

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.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

The Business Cycle

Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.

“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.

5 Things That Seasoned Travelers Are Doing (That You're Not)

A collection of tips from professional travelers.

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

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Inflation & Retirement

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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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?

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

The Power of Compound Interest

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

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

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

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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