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Social Security as we know it has changed dramatically. Many loopholes were phased out, and for those who would not reach 62 years of age by December 31, 2015, the loopholes were eliminated forever. Here are ten facts regarding the current laws.

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The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

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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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Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

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

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

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.

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.

5 Smart Investing Strategies

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

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Bursting the Bubble

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

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

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.

Retirement Redefined

Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.

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