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Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
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.
What to Look for in Personal Finance Apps
An increasing number have been developed to help individuals with their personal finances.
Experiencing negative returns early in retirement can potentially undermine the sustainability of your assets.
What’s the deal with your yearly free credit report?
What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?
Living trusts are popular, but their appropriateness will depend upon your individual needs and objectives.
International funds invest in non-U.S. markets, while global funds may invest in U.S. stocks alongside non-U.S. stocks.
If you have a traditional IRA, you may have the opportunity to extend its tax-deferred status across multiple generations.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations? Here are three tips.
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?