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Keeping Good Records is Good Business

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Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

 

Women and Financial Strategies

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Social Security: Five Facts You Need to Know

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

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Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.

Understanding Long-Term Care

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Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

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Estimate Your RMD

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

Federal Income Tax

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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From Boats to Brokers

From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

Rightsizing for Retirement

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What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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