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Universal Life Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Universal life insurance is permanent insurance with a flexible premium. Here's how it works.

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance

When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options.

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Will Power

Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.

What Is an Annuity?

Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

Bitcoin 101

Bitcoin has emerged as a digital currency that exists virtually, making it different in fundamental ways.

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Contributing to an IRA?

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Women and Retirement

Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.

Perception vs. Reality

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

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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.

Busting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

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