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How Stocks Work

How Stocks Work

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

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Debit Cards

It's important to understand the pros and cons when considering a prepaid debit card.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

 

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

U.S. Personal Savings Rate

What can be learned from the savings rate?

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

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What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

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