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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.


How Should Younger Investors Think About Social Security?

February 2, 2018 -

We outline some scenarios for Social Security that younger investors can use to determine their own savings rates.


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How to Create a Succession Plan for Your Portfolio

February 2, 2018 -

Follow these key steps for a smooth transition.


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Rebalancing: The Swiss Army Knife in Your Retirement Tool Kit

January 29, 2018 -

Scaling back appreciated equity positions can do more for you than reduce risk.


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Key Provisions of 2017 Tax Reform

January 24, 2018 -

Final provisions of the 2017 tax reform bill and their impact on individual investors and business owners.


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7 Steps to Estimating Your In-Retirement Cash-Flow Needs

January 22, 2018 -

Rules of thumb may be too high for affluent retirees with high savings rates, but healthcare costs are a major swing factor.


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An Investing History Lesson

December 4, 2017 -

The key going forward is to learn from past behaviors and avoid repeating previous mistakes.


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Good Apples Don't Just Fall From Trees

December 4, 2017 -

We remain committed to a long-term perspective.


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What Happens to Your HSA in Retirement?

November 29, 2017 -

HSA-owning retirees need to think about asset allocation, sequence of withdrawals, and beneficiary designations.


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Should You Make IRA Contributions After 65?

November 29, 2017 -

The longer the holding period, the greater the benefits of making these contributions.


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A Year-End Checklist for Retirees

November 29, 2017 -

Required minimum distributions, mutual fund capital gains distributions, charitable giving, and more.


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Don’t Neglect the Softer Side of Your Estate Plan

October 24, 2017 -

Document and share your wishes for end-of-life care, the care of your pets, the disposition of your tangible assets, and more.


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Calibrate Your Target Savings Rate

October 24, 2017 -

Savings rate rules of thumb are better than nothing, but smart investors customize their own savings targets.


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An Estate Planning Checklist

September 25, 2017 -

‘Estate planning’ evokes complexity and high costs. What you need to know to get it done.


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These Charitable Investment Strategies Deliver a ‘Three-fer’

September 25, 2017 -

These three maneuvers will tend to deliver a higher tax benefit than writing a check and deducting it, and may even improve your portfolio.


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When Is the Right Time to Take RMDs?

August 28, 2017 -

Where you go for required minimum distributions will usually have a bigger impact than when you go.


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In-Retirement Withdrawal Rates

August 25, 2017 -

The withdrawal rate from a portfolio can make or break a retirement plan.


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Planning Ahead for Retirement Healthcare Costs

August 24, 2017 -

Carefully evaluate planning strategies that can help mitigate retirement healthcare costs


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10 Ways to Curb Taxes in Retirement

August 22, 2017 -

Tips on withdrawal sequencing, maximizing your deductions, and more


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How to Bridge a Retirement Shortfall

August 3, 2017 -

A combination of incremental, not revolutionary, changes can help bridge the gap.


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Key Policy Issues to Watch in the Next Decade

August 3, 2017 -

Americans need better access to retirement plans, help with the drawdown phase.


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