Personal Finance

Deciding When to Retire: When Timing Becomes Critical

Deciding when to retire may not be one decision but a series of decisions and calculations.


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Understanding IRAs

An individual retirement arrangement (IRA) is a personal savings plan that offers specific tax benefits. IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to you. Even if you're contributing to a 401(k) or other plan at work, you should also consider investing in an IRA.

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Estimating Your Retirement Income Needs

You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin?

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Teach Your Children Well: Basic Financial Education

As soon as your children begin to handle money, start teaching them how to handle it wisely.


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Repaying Student Loans

Learn about student loans, repayment options, what happens if you can't pay, and student loan interest deduction.


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Financial Planning: Helping You See the Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business, or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you, and each comes with a price tag attached. That's where financial planning comes in.


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There's Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2017

There's still time to make a regular IRA contribution for 2017! You have until your tax return due date (not including extensions) to contribute up to $5,500 for 2017 ($6,500 if you were age 50 by December 31, 2017). For most taxpayers, the contribution deadline for 2017 is April 17, 2018.



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Correction Time: The Market Takes A Hit

After reaching all-time highs on January 26, 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 went into a two-week slide that saw both stock indexes drop by more than 10%, a decline that is typically considered a market correction.¹

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