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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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Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

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Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

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Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

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Social Security: The $64,000 Question

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The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

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Choosing a Business Structure

Entrepreneurs all face the same question, “Which business structure should I adopt?”

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

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Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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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This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

Annuity Comparison

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

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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.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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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.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.

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.

Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot

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

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