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Critical Estate Documents
Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.
Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
The list of IRA withdrawals that may be taken without incurring a 10% early penalty has grown.
Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?
Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.