When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
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.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
Estate Management 101
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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