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How Much Do You Know About Investing?

These days, investing in financial markets is a common practice. Yet, many Americans remain under-informed about how various investment products really work. Want to know how you rank? Challenge yourself with our brief quiz, "Test Your Investment IQ."

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

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How Compound Interest Works

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

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This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.

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This calculator estimates your chances of becoming disabled and your potential need for disability insurance.

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The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

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It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup

It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial advisor about changes in your situation.

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?

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

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How do the markets usually react to elections? Was the 2016 election any different?

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