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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

The Good Ship IPO

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

How to Retire Early

How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

A Brief History of Estate Taxes

Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

Life and Death of a Twenty Dollar Bill

How long does a $20 bill last?

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

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Lifetime of Earnings

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Inflation & Retirement

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

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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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.

Managing Your Lifestyle

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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The Other Sure Thing

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

Acres of Diamonds

In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.

Don't Buy The Hype

There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.

The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.

The Fed and How It Got That Way

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

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