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Over 25 Years Helping People Reach Their Financial Goals

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How the Federal Reserve Works

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Investing with Your Heart

For some, the social impact of investing is just as important as the return, perhaps more important.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

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Disability Income

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

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This calculator compares a hypothetical fixed annuity with an account where the interest is taxed each year.

A Look at Systematic Withdrawals

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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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

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

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

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Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart

Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?

The Real Cost of a Vacation Home

What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?

The Facts About Income Tax

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

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.

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

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Should You Ever Retire?

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