A Primer on Dividends
A company's profits can be reinvested or they can be paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
Where Will Your Retirement Money Come From?
Retirement income may come from a variety of sources. Here's an overview of the six main sources.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Diversification is an investment principle designed to manage risk, but it can't prevent against a loss.
Have you ever wondered how your credit score compares to the rest of the country? Take a look and see.
Having your identity stolen may result in financial loss plus the cost of trying to restore your good name.
Estimate how many months it may take to recover the out-of-pocket costs when buying a more efficient vehicle.
This calculator shows how inflation over the years has impacted purchasing power.
This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
This calculator demonstrates the power of compound interest.
This calculator estimates the savings from paying a mortgage bi-weekly instead of monthly.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
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
Recent changes in estate tax laws could affect the strategy you have in place.
Women are great at multi-tasking. But many drop the ball when preparing for retirement.
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: right now.
Retirees look for ways to convert savings and investments into regular income. One option to consider is an annuity.