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Interest Rates: How Low Can They Go?
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or they can be paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Knowing the rules may help you decide when to start benefits.
In the event of an unforeseen accident or illness, disability insurance may be a good way to protect your income and savings.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
What can be learned from the savings rate?
The uncertainties we face in retirement can erode our sense of confidence.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate the potential capital gains taxes due on your transactions.
This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
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.
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.
It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.
What does your home really cost?
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.