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The Utility of Sector Investing

The Utility of Sector Investing

Successful sector investing is dependent upon an accurate analysis about when to rotate in and out.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

How Will Working Affect Social Security Benefits?

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

 

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Inflation - Back to the Future

Even low inflation rates over an extended period of time can impact your finances in retirement.

Pay Yourself First

It sounds simple, but paying yourself first can really pay off.

Buying vs. Leasing a Car

Whatever your relationship with your car, it may eventually come time for a new one. Familiarize yourself with your options.

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Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Contributing to an IRA?

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

Disability Income

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

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

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