Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Social Security: The \$64,000 Question
One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
The money problems or bad lifestyle habits of adult children could lead to the squandering of any inheritance they receive.
Five strategies for managing your student debt.
Business owners may be able to protect themselves from the financial consequences of losing a key employee.
Preparing for the eventual distribution of your assets may not sound enticing. But a will puts the power in your hands.
This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.