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Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

Global vs. International: What’s The Difference?

International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.

Critical Estate Documents

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

The Cost of Procrastination

The Cost of Procrastination

Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.

 

What Is a Stretch IRA?

If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.

Critical Estate Documents

Sound estate management includes creating financial and healthcare documents. Here's an inside look.

When Life Insurance Becomes Taxable

Life insurance proceeds are generally tax-free. But not in all cases.

The Financial Literacy Crisis

Many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge.

Tips for Finding Care for Your Special-Needs Child

The care of special-needs children continues into their adult years, and may survive the passing of their parents.

The Lowdown on Those Free Credit Scores

What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?

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Bi-Weekly Payments

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

How Compound Interest Works

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

Disability Income

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

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

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.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

An Arm and a Leg

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.

Ready for Retirement?

Are you ready for retirement? Here are five words you should consider.

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?

Surprise! You’ve Got Money!

Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.

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