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RESOURCES TO HELP SHAPE YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE

Managing wealth is a complex and ever-evolving subject. Here you will find independent insights into the markets, articles and research on wealth management strategies and tactics, and financial assessment tools to explore.


7 Retirement Blind Spots

September 1, 2016 -

Proper planning can avoid these nasty financial shocks in retirement.


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Must-Know Money Skills for New College Students

August 26, 2016 -

Openly discussing important money matters such as budgeting, borrowing, and spending wisely should be a family affair.


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6 Tips for Family Trustees

August 1, 2016 -

Knowing when you need help, being impartial, and documenting everything are central to being a successful trustee.


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401(k) Investors: Avoid These 20 Mistakes

July 29, 2016 -

While company retirement plans often have guardrails, investors can goof with contributions, investment selections, loans, and withdrawals.


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A Risk Drill For Your Retirement Portfolio

July 19, 2016 -

7 questions to assess the riskiness of your asset allocation, drawdown strategy, and more.


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Point of View

July 13, 2016 -

Analysis of Q2 2016


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Do Not Get Caught by These 10 Behavioral Pitfalls

July 1, 2016 -

Successful investing requires a rare ability to overcome one’s own psychological weaknesses—but you have to identify them first.


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Point of View

June 24, 2016 -

Our take on the Brexit referendum


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How Your Investment Income is Taxed

June 9, 2016 -

A quick rundown of how the income produced by different investment types is treated at tax time.


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Accumulators: Is Your Retirement Plan on Track?

June 9, 2016 -

Rules of thumb will not cut it for this important question. Learn how to customize based on your own situation.


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Planning and Building an Eldercare Team

May 24, 2016 -

What actions, if any, should a family take if it appears a parent is experiencing diminished mental capacity?


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6 Retirement-Portfolio Withdrawal Tips

May 24, 2016 -

Helpful advice for planning and adjusting your portfolio withdrawals in retirement


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Securing Your Accounts from Cyber Thievery

May 17, 2016 - 7 measures to help keep your information safe
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How to Plan for an Inheritance

May 13, 2016 -

6 steps to ensure that the money you inherit will last and help you meet your major financial objectives


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Social Security FAQ: Spousal Benefits

May 13, 2016 -

Reviewing the rules for spousal benefits after the Bipartisan Budget Act takes effect


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A Guide to Maximizing Social Security

April 4, 2016 - A guide to maximizing your benefits
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Playing the Oil Game

February 29, 2016 -

Dramatic swings in prices have enormous economic consequences.


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Time to Rethink Social Security

February 29, 2016 -

2016 will be an unusually active year for Social Security


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When Should You Save in a Taxable Account?

February 29, 2016 -

As compelling as tax-deferred or tax-free savings may be, some situations warrant the use of a taxable account.


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Get Your Estate Plan in Gear

February 29, 2016 -

Do not put off this important piece of the financial planning process


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