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Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date

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."

The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Bi-Weekly Payments

Bi-Weekly Payments

This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.

Best-Performing Asset Classes

Bonds may outperform stocks one year only to have stocks rebound the next.

Helpful Retirement Strategies for Women

Learn how to address the challenges that women face when planning for retirement.

Should You Borrow from Your 401(k)?

Does it make sense to borrow from my 401(k) to pay off debt or to make a major purchase?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Succeeding at Business Succession

There are a number of reasons for business owners to consider a business succession plan sooner rather than later.

Prescription Drug Benefits Under Medicare (Part D)

Do you need to enroll in Medicare Part D? Read this article to learn more about whether you need this coverage

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

What Is My Life Expectancy?

Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.

How Compound Interest Works

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

Comparing Investments

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

Roth 401(k) vs. Traditional 401(k)

This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).

Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

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

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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

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

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

5 Smart Investing Principles

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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How to Retire Early

Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.

16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds

Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.

Risk Tolerance: What’s Your Style?

Learn about what risk tolerance really means in this helpful and insightful video.

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.

The Cycle of Investing

Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.

Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home

Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.

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