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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

The Anatomy of a Supplemental Health Plan

Here’s a guide to explain all the parts of Medicare.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps

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

 

The Half Million Dollar Baby

The true cost of raising a child may be far more than you expect.

Insurance Needs Assessment: Married With Children

When you’re married and have children, insurance needs will be different.

Choosing a Business Structure

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

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

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

Problems with Probate

Probate can be a completely public process, or it can be managed to include as little information as possible.

What is the Value of Your Business?

Ascertaining the value of your business is important for a variety of reasons.

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How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

My Retirement Savings

Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

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

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

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

Your Cash Flow Statement

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

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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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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.

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

What Smart Investors Know

Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

Bridging the Confidence Gap

In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.

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.

Perception vs. Reality

There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.

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