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A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
Irrevocable life insurance trusts can be important tools that may accomplish a number of estate objectives.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss
Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
Understanding the value of a home warranty.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.