Understanding Today's Financial Environment
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Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?
Having an emergency fund may help alleviate the stress and worry associated with a financial crisis.
Mutual Funds vs. ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.
To choose a plan, it’s important to ask yourself four key questions.
At what point can you call a personal vehicle commercial?
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.