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Investments

<p>A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision</p>

A Decision Not Made Is Still a Decision

Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
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Investments

You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
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<p>Investing with Your Heart</p>

Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.
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<p>What&#8217;s Your Investment IQ?</p>

What’s Your Investment IQ?

You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
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Retirement

<p>Volunteering in Retirement</p>

Volunteering in Retirement

For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
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<p>Should You Ever Retire?</p>

Should You Ever Retire?

A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
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<p>Retirement Traps to Avoid</p>

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.
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Insurance

<p>Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single</p>

Insurance Needs Assessment: When You're Young and Single

Even if you’re young and single, you should still consider protecting yourself.
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<p>Your DNA Test</p>

Your DNA Test

If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
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<p>Lifetime of Earnings</p>

Lifetime of Earnings

Estimate how much you have the potential to earn during your working years.
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<p>Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge</p>

Test Your Life Insurance Knowledge

How much do you know about one of the most important tools you have to help protect your and your family’s financial future?
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Taxes

<p>How Income Taxes Work</p>

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
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<p>The Facts About Income Tax</p>

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
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<p>Tax Deductions You Won't Believe</p>

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
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Estate Planning

<p>Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date</p>

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."
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<p>Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart</p>

Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
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<p>Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy</p>

Four Reasons Millennials Need an Estate Strategy

Estate strategies for millennials may sound like less of a concern than retirement, but young adults should prepare now.
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Lifestyle

<p>Money Draining Food Myths</p>

Money Draining Food Myths

These food myths will really put a drain on your wallet.
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<p>Choosing a Mortgage</p>

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
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<p>Debt Stress</p>

Debt Stress

There’s a link between debt and stress.
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