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TIPS for Inflation

TIPS for Inflation

If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.

Important Birthdays Over 50

Important Birthdays Over 50

Here's a look at several birthdays and “half-birthdays” that have implications regarding your retirement income.

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

Three Key Questions to Answer Before Taking Social Security

When to start? Should I continue to work? How can I maximize my benefit?

 

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

Best Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Five creative (and inexpensive) ideas for motivating your employees.

Making Sense of U.S. Household Net Worth

A look inside the U.S. government's statistics on household net worth.

Why You Need an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

Avoiding Cognitive Decline

Try these activities to keep your brain sharp.

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What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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.

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

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Keys to Investing for Retirement

There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

Social Security: By the Numbers

Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

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