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Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Tax Freedom Day
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Tax Efficiency in Retirement
What role would taxes play in your investment decisions?
What Can You Buy With 529 Distributions?
This article can be a helpful guide when begin preparing for education expenses.
Personal Finance Tips for Military Families
Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.
Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Data Thieves from Outer Space
Learn about the dangers of internet fraud with this highly educational and fun “pulp” comic.
Saving Early & Letting Time Work For You
The earlier you start pursuing financial goals, the better your outcome may be.
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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
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.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
A Look at Systematic Withdrawals
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
What's My Potential Estate Tax?
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Saving for Retirement
This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.
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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.
Principles of Preserving Wealth
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
5 Smart Investing Principles
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
5 Smart Investing Strategies
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Retirement Plan Detectives
A couple become Retirement Plan Detectives, searching records from old employers.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Timing Your Retirement
This short video illustrates why knowing when to retire can be a crucial part of your strategy.
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?