And the Executor Is
The right executor may help ensure the distribution of your assets is done with as little upheaval as possible.
The ABCs of Zero Coupon Bonds
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
Financial Strategies in a Post-DOMA World
The Supreme Court’s declaring DOMA unconstitutional may require some same-sex couples to reconsider their financial strategy.
Federal estate taxes have long since been a lucrative source of funding for the federal government.
When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
It's important to make sure your retirement strategy anticipates health-care expenses.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
The wise use of credit is a critical skill. These 10 questions will help you assess your skill level.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Assess whether you are running “in the black” or “in the red” each month.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
The chances of needing long-term care, its cost, and strategies for covering that cost.
Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
The question used to be how low can interest rates go. Now it's how long can rates remain at their historic low levels?
What if instead of buying that home, you invested that money?
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invest instead?
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.