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Creating an inventory of your possessions can save you time, money and aggravation in the event you someday suffer losses.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

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A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

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Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

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What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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