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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.


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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Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime

Protect data, identity and personal information


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Market Turmoil

January 19, 2016 -

Our take on the January 2016 markets


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Adapting to Rising Interest Rates

January 15, 2016 -

Your guide to navigating a rising rate environment


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Hybrid Securities

Enhanced yield for income-oriented investors


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Floating Rate Securities

Interest rates reset periodically


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Callable Step-Up Investments

Higher potential returns than noncallable investments


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Bond Swapping

Changing bonds within a portfolio


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Bond Portfolio Laddering

A bond purchasing strategy


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Planning for the Dementia Factor in Retirement

December 12, 2015 -

Options if you think an IRA beneficiary may develop a mental disability.


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Charitable Lead Trusts

Tax-savvy gifting that also serves to pass wealth to future generations.


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Charitable Remainder Trusts

Tax-savvy gifting that also creates diversification and a long-term income stream.


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2016 Tax Planning Checklist

A guide to assist you quarter-by-quarter


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Individual Bonds: Are They the Answer for Rising Rates?

November 18, 2015 -

Individual bonds can be held to maturity, but have a few key drawbacks.


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Why Sustainable, Responsible Investing?

November 16, 2015 -

The implications of investing are broader than dollars and cents.


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Growing Income in Retirement

November 9, 2015 -

Strategies to consider to generate income for life


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5 Year-End Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

November 5, 2015 -

What makes sense from a portfolio standpoint may not add up from a tax standpoint.


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ETFs: Passive, Active, or Smart Beta?

November 1, 2015 -

As the popularity of exchange-traded funds has grown, so has their complexity.


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