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Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges come opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.

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Helpful Content

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Why Everyone Needs an Estate Strategy

Do you have an estate strategy? You should.

 

Stop Wasting Money

One way to find money is to examine your current spending habits and eliminate money wasters.

Money that Buys Good Health is Never Ill Spent

It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.

Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."

Travel, Without the Baggage

Tips to avoid checking in luggage on your next vacation.

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?

Catch-Up Contributions

Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.

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Should I Pay Off Debt or Invest?

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

Historical Inflation

This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

How Compound Interest Works

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

What Is My Current Cash Flow?

Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.

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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

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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The Cost of Procrastination

Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.

Jane Bond: Decoding Diversification

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.

Stay Safe with a B.O.P. At Your Back

Learn about the advantages of Business Owner Policies with this highly educational and fun animated video.

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.

Global and International Funds

Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

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