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Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

The New Wild West: Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.

When to Self-Insure

When to Self-Insure

Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?


Orchestrating Your Retirement Accounts

Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.

Value vs. Growth Investing

Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.

Options When Your CD Matures

Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

And the Executor Is

The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.

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Lifetime of Earnings

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

My Retirement Savings

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

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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5 Smart Investing Principles

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

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

Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

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Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Richest Man in Babylon

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

Should I Invest in Gold?

Learning more about gold and its history may help you decide whether it has a place in your portfolio.

Global and International Funds

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

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