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The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds

Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

Traditional vs. Roth IRA

One or the other? Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.

What Smart Investors Know

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

 

Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

Here are five facts about Social Security that are important to keep in mind.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

A Look at Diversification

Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

Don’t overlook the need for renter’s insurance if you rent your home.

Estimating Your Estate Taxes

Estate tax laws have changed a few times in recent years. Do you know the new rules?

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

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