Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
18 Years Worth of Days
The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?
The latest trends in travel reflect a rich menu of exciting new possibilities.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
There’s a link between debt and stress.
Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Here's one strategy that combines two different annuities to generate income and rebuild principal.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.