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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.

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Helpful Content

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

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

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

The Business Cycle

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Protection Against Uninsured Drivers

You’re hit by an uninsured driver. Now what? Are you protected against financial losses?

You Would Rather Be...

Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.

Saving on Fitness Center Membership Costs

There are ways to improve your physical fitness without denting your fiscal fitness.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Inflation & Retirement

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Perception vs. Reality

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

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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