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Should You Invest in Exchange Traded Funds?
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
How Financial Professionals Are Compensated
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
Best Vacations: By Car, By Ship, By Foot, Once in a Lifetime
Four vacation destinations you might never have thought of.
Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family
Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.
Medicare Advantage 101
Overview of Medicare Advantage, what’s in them, special rules, and more.
A Penny Saved is Two Pennies Earned
Here are some simple and inexpensive energy-saving tips that may help you save money.
Budgeting After a Divorce
Divorce is the second most stressful time in a person's life. Here's some tips to get through it.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
Paying Off a Credit Card
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
What Is My Current Cash Flow?
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
How Compound Interest Works
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Impact of Taxes and Inflation
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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An Inside Look at Retirement Living
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Managing Your Lifestyle
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Investment Strategies for Retirement
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Your Cash Flow Statement
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
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Your DNA Test
Preparing for the unexpected can make all the difference if your family relies on your income.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?