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Helpful Content

What If Your Kids Decide Against College?

What If Your Kids Decide Against College?

Rising college costs prompt students to seek alternatives; 529 account funds can be used for other education options.

Password Protection Strategies

Password Protection Strategies

Simple steps may help you foil hackers and protect your privacy.

The Average American Budget

The Average American Budget

Learn about the average American budget in this fun and interactive piece.

 

Protecting Your Home Against Flood Loss

Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

Women and Financial Strategies

Most women don’t shy away from the day-to-day financial decisions, but some may be leaving their future to chance.

Dog Bites Neighbor. Now What?

Even dogs have bad days. So, what happens when your dog bites a neighbor or passing pedestrian?

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

The Pre-Retirement Checklist

This checklist can give you a quick snapshot of how prepared you are.

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Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Estimate Your RMD

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.

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The Fed and How It Got That Way

Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.

Coaches

Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We'd like to be one of them.

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now

Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don't like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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