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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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Stop Wasting Money

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A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

A Primer on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts

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Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

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There’s a link between debt and stress.

Immediate vs. Deferred Annuities

Looking forward to retirement? It's critical to understand the difference between immediate and deferred annuities.

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

Is a SEP-IRA Right for Your Business?

For some, the idea of establishing a retirement strategy evokes worries about complicated reporting and administration.

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Disability Income

This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.

Social Security Taxes

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

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Doubling Your Money

This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.

My Retirement Savings

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

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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.

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.

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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A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

Bursting the Bubble

Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?

The Good Ship IPO

The seas of the market are constantly shifting. Whether the good ship IPO can set sail may depend heavily on the tides.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

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