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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
Planning for Special Needs Children
Planning for a special-needs child can be complicated, confusing, and even overwhelming.
Succeeding at Business Succession
There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.
Estate management can help ensure that your assets are transferred according to your wishes while managing tax issues.
Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.
Crowdfunding continues to gain momentum as more people search the Internet for financing and fundraising alternatives.
Are you a thrill seeker, or content to relax in the backyard? Use this flowchart to find out more about your risk tolerance.
When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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.
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, discovering how bonds diversify a portfolio.