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Trends in Charitable Giving
Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
Events on Wall Street
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Emotional biases can adversely impact financial decision making. Here’s a few to be mindful of.
Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.
Whole life insurance remains in force as long as you remain current with premiums. Here's how it works.
Determining the value of your estate, or for someone who has passed away, can be a complex undertaking.
There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are?
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.