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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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."

Password Protection Strategies

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Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

 

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

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What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

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Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

When Heirs are Imperfect

The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.

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Contributing to an IRA?

Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

Bi-Weekly Payments

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

My Retirement Savings

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

Social Security Taxes

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

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.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.

To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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