Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Is a Variable Annuity Right for Me?
Pundits go on and on about how “terrible” or “wonderful” annuities are, but they never talk about whether annuities are right
To Catch a Thief
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?
How long does a $20 bill last?
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.