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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement

A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

Your credit score may influence how much you pay for auto and home insurance.

 

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

Keeping Summer Safe: Pool and Spa Safety Tips

Each year hundreds of children die or are injured in pool accidents. By taking seven steps, you can keep your pool safe.

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

How Big is Money?

Learn a little about worldwide currency in this fun infographic

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How Compound Interest Works

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

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Paying Off a Credit Card

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

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

Can Election Results Predict the Market?

How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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