Understanding Today’s Financial Environment
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Teen Drinking and Your Liability
Drinking may be a “rite of passage” for teens, but when it occurs in your home you may be held responsible for their actions.
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.
When to Self-Insure
Choosing to bear the financial burden of an adverse event is called self-insuring. Do you know what that entails?
There are things about Social Security that might surprise you.
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
Learn when it may not make sense to file a claim on your home insurance.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
Good employee health can be great for the company’s bottom line.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.