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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.

Learn More about the full retirement age, delayed credits, collection of benefits before and after FRA, file and suspension, spousal benefits and more..

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Your DNA Test

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Test Your Estate Strategy Knowledge

Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.

 

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Inflation & Your Money

It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

Social Security Benefits: How Much Will I Receive

Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.

Understanding the Basics of Medigap Policies

Important as it is, Medicare does not cover the full range of health-care expenses you may experience in your golden years.

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How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

Annuity Comparison

This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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.

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

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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

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

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Events on Wall Street

Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.

To Buy or Not to Buy

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

When Do You Need a Will?

When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.

Ready for Retirement?

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

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous

Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?

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