Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Earnings for All Seasons
Earnings season can move markets. What is it and why is it important?
The Average American Budget
Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.
What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Questions to Ask About Medicare
Take the guesswork out of your IEP or SEP with this helpful article.
Prevent a Rift: Money Tips for Newlyweds
Couples may be able to head off many of the problems in a marriage that money can cause.
Four Really Good Reasons to Invest
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
Are You Ready for Your Portfolio to Make a Difference?
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
Choosing a Retirement Plan that Fits Your Business
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
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Comparing Mortgage Terms
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
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.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Contributing to an IRA?
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
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The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.