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What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

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.

 

Keep Your Umbrella Handy

Umbrella liability can be a fairly inexpensive way to help shelter current assets and future income from the unexpected.

How Financial Advisors Are Compensated

Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

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

A House Divided

By understanding a few key concepts during a divorce, you may be able to avoid common pitfalls.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

Saving for College

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

Social Security Taxes

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

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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.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Tax Management Strategies

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

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Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

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

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.

Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities

What is your plan for health care during retirement?

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

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

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.

It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

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