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The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.

Tax Efficiency in Retirement

Tax Efficiency in Retirement

What role would taxes play in your investment decisions?

Lifetime of Earnings

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

 

Investing for Impact

Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.

Building a Solid Financial Foundation

Sustain financial well-being or create wealth through these actions.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Risk Perspective

Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.

Year-End Charitable Gifting and You

This article may help you maximize the benefits of your donation for your chosen charity.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

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My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

Global and International Funds

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

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