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Helpful Content

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

The Best Apps in Travel

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

 

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

To Catch a Thief

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

Does Your Credit Score Affect Your Insurance Rates?

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

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.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

Death is No Excuse

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

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What Is My Current Cash Flow?

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

My Retirement Savings

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

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.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

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