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What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
TIPS for Inflation
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Do you know these three personal finance sayings?
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
Technology tips to make your next trip even better.
Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
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.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.