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When selecting a fixed-rate mortgage, a borrower has to determine how many years to finance the loan.
Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
Red Flags for Tax Auditors
Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Would you guess that Millennials are effectively saving for retirement? Well, they are.
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.