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International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Annuity Comparison

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

What Our Kids Can Teach us About Saving Money

Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.

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Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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