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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."

The Power of Compound Interest

The Power of Compound Interest

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

Pay Yourself First

Pay Yourself First

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

 

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

What's So Great About a Rollover?

Making a career move requires tough decisions, not the least of which is what to do with the funds in your retirement plan.

Universal Life Insurance

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

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

How Stocks Work

Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

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Lifetime of Earnings

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

Historical Inflation

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

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work in 2012 to pay federal tax liability.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

What Is My Risk Tolerance?

This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Raise Your Retirement Income

Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

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

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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

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