Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges. But along with these challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
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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."
How the Federal Reserve Works
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
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 federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
Do you know where the idea of “retirement” comes from?
Calculating your potential Social Security benefit is a three-step process.
Knowing your options when a CD matures can help you make a sound investment decision.
Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much income may be needed at retirement to maintain your standard of living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate