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How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

 

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

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.

Eight Mistakes That Can Upend Your Retirement

There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.

Insurance Needs Assessment: For Empty Nesters and Retirees

Do your insurance needs stay the same when the nest empties?

Crowdfunding—Capital for the 21st Century

Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

How Compound Interest Works

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

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Your Cash Flow Statement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?

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

When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

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

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