Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Certain Uncertainties in Retirement
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Women and Retirement
Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.
How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you reduce health-related expenses—and avoid time in the recovery room.
A four-step framework for building a personal legacy.
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.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
What does your home really cost?
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.