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Once Upon a Goal A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List Surprise! You’ve Got Money! RE: Retirement

Your Financial Future

You might have an attorney, an accountant, a stockbroker and an insurance agent; but who is coordinating all of your financial affairs? Who works with you to help ensure that decisions made are aligned with your financial goals? In these volatile times, financial planning is no longer a do-it-yourself project. There has never been a time when there was a greater need for competent advice and compassionate planning services.

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Helpful Content

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Best-Performing Asset Classes

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

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

Trends in Charitable Giving

Trends in Charitable Giving

Some people may want a more advanced gifting strategy that can maximize their gift and generate potential tax benefits.

 

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Planning for the Expected

You can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health.

What You Should Do About Insurance Following a Divorce

In the face of divorce, making changes to insurance coverage may be overlooked.

Does Your Portfolio Fit Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Lifestyle considerations in creating your retirement portfolio.

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Estimate Your RMD

Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Inflation & Retirement

Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.

Paying Off a Credit Card

Enter various payment options and determine how long it may take to pay off a credit card.

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Saving for College

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

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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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.

Retiring the 4% Rule

A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

18 Years Worth of Days

The average retirement lasts for 18 years. Are you prepared to fill that many days?

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