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Global and International Funds

Global and International Funds

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

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

Fixed or Variable Mortgage, Which Should You Pick?

When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

Financial Aid for Students 101

Financial Aid for Students 101

Help your college-bound child explore scholarships, grants, and more with this article on paying for higher education.

 

Spotting Credit Trouble

The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.

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."

Gun Ownership and Your Homeowners Policy

Gun owners need to make sure that their homeowners policy covers the full value of their firearm(s) as personal liability.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Required Reading: The Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

Interested in a Fuel Efficient Car?

Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.

Saving for College

This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Surprises

Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.

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 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.

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