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The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

The Economic Journey of Your Morning Coffee

Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.

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Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.

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When selecting a mortgage, one of the most critical choices is between a fixed or variable interest-rate mortgage.

 

Countering Counterfeit Currency

Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money.

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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?

Revising Estate Strategy Assumptions

Estate tax exemptions rules appear to be stabilizing, prompting many to reconsider conventional estate strategies.

Do Your Kids Know The Value of a Silver Spoon?

You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money?

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Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Estimate how long your retirement savings may last using various monthly cash flow rates.

Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.

Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

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

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

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

Tax Management Strategies

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

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

5 Smart Investing Strategies

There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives

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RE: Retirement

How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?

The Other Sure Thing

Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?

Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market

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

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.

Ready for Retirement?

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

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