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9 Facts About Social Security

9 Facts About Social Security

There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Can Group, Private Disability Policies Work Together?

Loss of income from disability has the potential to cause financial hardship. Disability insurance can help.

When to Self-Insure

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?

 

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

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.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

Certain Uncertainties in Retirement

The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.

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Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

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Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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