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Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
What If You Get Audited?
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions
Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.
However exciting retiring abroad may sound, it deserves considerable planning.
When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
There are common mistakes you can avoid when saving for retirement.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate your monthly and annual income from various IRA types.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.
Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.