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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

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.

Rightsizing for Retirement

Rightsizing for Retirement

What does your home really cost?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

 

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Retirement Traps to Avoid

Beware of these traps that could upend your retirement.

Four Great, Unexpected Places to Raise a Family

Here are 4 great, and sometimes unexpected, places to raise a family.

How to Read Your Credit Report

Solve a mystery while learning how important your credit report is with this story-driven interactive.

Personal Finance Tips for Military Families

Military families face unique challenges, making personal finance even more critical.

A Brief Guide To Condo Insurance

Important items to consider when purchasing condo insurance.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

What Is the Dividend Yield?

This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

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

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

Long-Term-Care Protection Strategies

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

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.

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.

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Tuning Your Social Security Benefit

When should you take your Social Security benefit?

Are Alternative Investments Right for You?

With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.

Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

Saving for College 101

Here’s a crash course on saving for college.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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