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What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

 

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

Five phases to changing unhealthy behaviors.

What to Look for in a Long-Term Care Policy

Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

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Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Potential Income from an IRA

Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Women and Retirement

Women must be ready to spend, on average, more years in retirement than men.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

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