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A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

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Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

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

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

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

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

Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?

There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

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