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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

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An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

An Overview of Renter’s Insurance

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

Apps That Help Achieve Goals

If you find it hard to attain personal life goals, there’s an app for that!

 

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

Raising Healthy Children

Healthy habits are one of the greatest gifts to give your child.

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

Keeping Good Records is Good Business

Maintaining good records for your business not only helps to meet your tax and legal obligations, but it can save you money.

Social Security: The $64,000 Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

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How Compound Interest Works

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

Comparing Investments

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

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

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