Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions.
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Our site is filled with educational videos, articles, presentations, and calculators designed to help you learn more about the world of personal finance. As you search our website, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We’ll get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.
Pay Yourself First
It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.
A Taxing Story: Capital Gains and Losses
Understanding how capital gains are taxed may help you refine your investment strategies.
The Most Overlooked Item of Any Home Improvement
The item most homeowners forget on their home improvement project checklist is insurance.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
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Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
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.
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?