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How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

The History of Currency

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

Stop Wasting Money

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

 

Choices for Your 401(k) at a Former Employer

Individuals have three basic choices with the 401(k) account they accrued at a previous employer.

A Home Insurance Claim: To File Or Not To File

Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Lots of Variables with Fixed-Rate Mortgages

When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

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

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

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.

Women and Retirement

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

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

From Boats to Brokers

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

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