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Emerging Market Opportunities

Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Tips for Finding Care for Your Disabled Child

Tips for Finding Care for Your Disabled Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

 

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

To Catch a Thief

Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.

A Primer on Dividends

A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."

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Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.

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

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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Federal Income Tax

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Historical Inflation

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

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