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

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A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

Social Security Taxes

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

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Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings

Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

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

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

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5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing

It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

Ready for Retirement?

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

An Arm and a Leg

A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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