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  • Interactive tools and calculators
    07-31-2022

    Interactive tools and calculators

    Our interactive tools can assist you in your unique financial planning needs. Interactive calculators are made available as self-help tools for independent use and are not intended to provide investment or tax advice, either expressed or implied. 

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  • College Savings
    07-31-2022

    Saving for your children's education requires a long-term plan. And, like saving for retirement, the earlier you start your plan the better. Use this calculator to help develop or fine-tune your education savings plan. Click the "View Report" button for a detailed look at the results.  

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  • Savings Goals
    07-31-2022

    What will it take to help reach your savings goals? This financial calculator helps you find out. Enter in your savings plan and view graphically your financial results. Click the report button to get more information about your plan, and what you can do to make sure that it is on track.

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  • Estate Tax Planning Calculator
    07-31-2022

    Estate tax planning is very important to preserving your wealth for future generations. Knowing your potential estate tax liability is a great place to start your estate tax plan.

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  • Retirement Planner
    07-31-2022

    Do you know what it takes to work towards a secure retirement? Use this calculator to help you create your retirement plan. View your retirement savings balance and your withdrawals for each year until the end of your retirement.

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  • Savings calculators
    07-31-2022

    Interactive calculators

    Our interactive tools can assist you in your unique financial planning needs. Interactive calculators are made available as self-help tools for independent use and are not intended to provide investment or tax advice, either expressed or implied.

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  • Net Worth
    07-31-2022

    Your net worth is the value of all of your assets, minus the total of all of your liabilities. Put another way, it is what you own minus what you owe. If you owe more than you own, you have a negative net worth. 

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  • 2022 tax season: What to know about 2021 taxes
    02-17-2022
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    Find out what you need to know about 2021 income taxes, including information about the Child Tax Credit, allowable deduction amounts, how retirement plans may be affected by tax changes and more.

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  • 3 Essential Money Lessons That Every 20-Something Should Know
    02-16-2022
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    Despite its importance, financial literacy is not commonly taught as part of our national school curriculum.

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  • Retirement plan enrollment made simple
    01-18-2022
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    Everyone needs to consider their retirement strategy. A great place to start is enrolling in your employer-sponsored retirement plan.

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  • How big of a threat does inflation pose to your retirement?
    12-27-2021
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    As America’s economy reopens, we’re seeing higher inflation rates, and this unwelcome surge should prompt retirees to consider the threat it could pose to their financial security.

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  • 5 ways to avoid overspending this holiday season
    12-06-2021
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    It’s a given that Americans will spend outside of their typical budget during the holiday season.

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  • Does your investment mix need diversifying?
    09-09-2021
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    Need to fix your mix?

    You’ve probably heard of the terms “asset allocation” and “diversification.” They sound complicated, but really, the concepts are quite simple.

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  • Getting your retirement savings back on track
    08-24-2021
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    During an economic crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, many people had to put their retirement plans on hold, or even borrow from retirement accounts, in order to afford household bills.

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  • Your plans for retirement have been thrown off. Now what?
    06-11-2021
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    One of the financial consequences of COVID-19 was that people’s retirement plans were interrupted in various ways.

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  • How to retire early - Part 3
    06-01-2021
    Written by

    More than one income stream can help safeguard your well-thought-out early retirement strategy.

    Part three in our how-to-retire-early series will focus on additional retirement income strategies that can help you turbocharge your way to early retirement.

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  • Making retirement dreams a golden reality - a how-to guide
    05-12-2021
    Written by

    Whether your idea of golden years perfection is training for an Ironman, launching a business, watching a ball game in every U.S. state, or simply spending more time with family and friends, retirement offers a unique opportunity to replace the nine-to-five with something vivifying, meaningful, and new.

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  • How to reach a million dollars with just 1%
    05-12-2021
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    What’s the value of 1? If you guessed $1 million then it’s likely you’re in on a little-known secret that helps the most savvy of savers effectively prepare for their golden years.

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  • The cost of borrowing from your retirement account
    05-12-2021
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    When planning for your financial future, it's crucial to account for those little expenses that sometimes blindside you - like medical expenses or car repairs. Sometimes those little expenses turn into big expenses and you need a little more to cover the cost.

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  • Plan for the phases of retirement
    05-12-2021
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    Managing your nest egg isn’t one distinctive event – it’s an ongoing process that needs to reflect life’s changes throughout retirement.

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  • Multitask when it comes to your money
    05-12-2021
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    Multitasking is bad for productivity: If you’re in a meeting trying to send out emails while listening to the speaker, chances are one of those tasks is going to suffer. You need to give one task your full attention. But when it comes to your money, multitasking is a necessity.

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  • The first issue in retirement planning
    05-12-2021
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    Two questions I hear a lot from people who aren’t retired are: “When can I retire?” and “How much money do I need to retire?” They’re really variations of the same question. It’s the wrong question to ask, because most people approach the retirement-date question from the wrong direction.

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  • Yes, Gen Xers, you can meet your financial goals
    05-12-2021
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    If you’re a Gen Xer, you’ve likely been facing some major financial demands over the last few years: caring for children and aging parents, dealing with a recession that lasted through some of your highest-earning working years and managing major debt.

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  • How to handle market volatility at every stage of retirement saving
    05-11-2021
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    Historically markets rise, fall a bit, then rise again. That volatility may be difficult to stomach, particularly for the risk averse, but it’s also what creates buying and selling opportunities (another axiom: buy low, sell high!) for savvy portfolio managers.

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  • Want a fabulous retirement? Start living better now
    05-11-2021
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    When Americans think about growing older, many of them feel worried, according to AIG research. They worry about their health, being a burden to their families, and not having a purpose.

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  • Getting fit for retirement: 6 steps millennials can take now
    05-11-2021
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    How much is enough?

    Regardless of your current income, your 20s and 30s is the best time to start building for your future. But investing for a retirement that's 40 years away - all while trying to pay down student debt, save for a home, pay for a wedding or meet other important expenses - can feel overwhelming.

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  • The best times to up your retirement contributions
    05-11-2021
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    Although it’s true there’s really no bad time to start investing, it can be tricky to figure out how to siphon off funds from other areas of your budget and redirect them to your future needs.

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  • How much will YOU need for retirement?
    05-11-2021
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    How much is enough?

    If you follow the news at all, you probably know that saving for retirement is something of a crisis for a significant portion of our country's population. So how much do you need to save?

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  • How women are pioneering the future of retirement
    05-11-2021
    Written by Joseph Coughlin

    Women are the lifestyle leaders inventing the future of retirement. For a variety of reasons, women are generally better at aging than men. They are more dynamic, take on more roles and duties, and are more clear-sighted in regard to the new frontier of longevity—and they also live longer. 

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  • 5 ways to measure your financial health
    05-11-2021
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    Many Americans do not have an accurate understanding of their finances. For example, research from Mint shows that three out of five Americans didn’t know the amount of money they spent the previous month.

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  • Portfolio diversification and why it’s important
    05-11-2021
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    What goes up must also come down. That’s true of Newton’s apples, your favorite wooden roller coaster, and — inevitably — the stock market.

    Of course, different investors handle market ups and downs differently. Some are up for riding the drops like a coaster aficionado while others cling to the handlebars, wishing for a smoother ride.

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  • 3 things to do if you're in your 40s with no retirement savings
    05-11-2021
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    Your 40s may not seem like the time to buckle down and get serious about retirement. But if your savings are nonexistent, it means you have plenty of work to do.

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  • How boomer parents can set financial boundaries with millennial kids
    05-11-2021
    Written by Next Avenue

    You probably heard about Michael Rotondo, the 30-year-old New Yorker recently ordered by a judge to vacate his parents’ home. The story made national news — and for good reason. The notion of a young person “failing to launch” is every parent’s nightmare.

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  • The 3 biggest mistakes couples make with retirement planning (and how to avoid them)
    05-11-2021
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    Besides the obvious benefits of being in a loving relationship, being part of a couple means you have double the power to accomplish those less-than-ideal tasks in life. Everything from doing chores to planning a social calendar can now become a team effort.

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  • How to navigate the 10 years before retirement
    05-11-2021
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    The decade before you retire is often crunch time for many would-be golden agers. It’s often a last- chance opportunity to fine-tune a plan that can set a successful retirement in motion.

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  • Financial literacy: How it affects planning for retirement
    05-11-2021
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    The more you understand about money, the better equipped you are to prepare for retirement. That’s the conclusion from a number of studies that have been conducted to explore the link between financial literacy and retirement preparedness over the past decade, by academics and financial experts.

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  • How to retire early-Part 1
    05-11-2021
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    It’s never too soon to start saving for retirement but if you want to retire early, you’ll likely have to do some extra planning. 

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  • Are you a gambler, speculator, investor or risk manager?
    05-11-2021
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    With today's economic uncertainty and market volatility, it's important to understand the emotions that drive your investing decisions. Whether it's greed, fear, optimism or something else, knowing what motivates you can help you avoid making mistakes.

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  • How to build an emergency savings account
    05-04-2021
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    Though many of us will face a significant unexpected expense at some point during our lives, more than half of Americans don’t have the cash or savings on hand* to cover a financial emergency requiring $1,000 or more to resolve.

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  • Small money moves that make a large impact
    05-04-2021
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    For many of us, setting aside the recommended six months’ worth of expenses in an emergency savings account to protect ourselves and our loved ones can feel daunting.

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  • How to plan financially for starting a family
    05-04-2021
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    The prospect of growing your family may fill your heart with butterflies, excitement, nervousness—or, most likely, all of the above.

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  • Choosing the right credit card for you
    05-04-2021
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    When it comes to amazing credit card perks, many of us often feel as if we’re on the outside looking in — but it doesn’t have to be that way.

    Have you ever wondered how, exactly, that forward-thinking friend manages to book free trips to exotic destinations using credit card rewards?

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  • Are you tax savvy?
    04-30-2021
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    If you're like most Americans, taxes take a pretty big bite out of your take-home pay. And for many, the costs keep rising on multiple fronts:

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  • Getting a tax refund? Spend it? Or put it to work?
    04-30-2021
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    It's easy to look at a tax refund and see anything from a new smartphone to a big screen TV. But wait! Why not use that "extra money" that Uncle Sam has been saving for you to reduce next year's income taxes, or shrink your debt?

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  • 37 states that don't tax Social Security benefits
    04-30-2021
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    Many people are surprised to learn that they can end up having to pay federal income tax on their Social Security benefits. To add insult to injury, some states also require residents above a certain income threshold to pay state income tax on what they receive from Social Security.

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  • How to travel the world while still saving for retirement
    04-22-2021
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    A good vacation is about so much more than taking a break from work. Travel can help us learn about new cultures, see new things and broaden our horizons. People with wanderlust know that when the urge to travel hits, it can be hard to ignore.

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  • Knowing the 403(b) basics
    04-22-2021
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    If you’re one of the millions of hardworking employees at a nonprofit, religious group, school district, or governmental organization, the 403(b) is likely your primary retirement vehicle.

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  • How to retire early - Part 2
    04-09-2021
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    Small saving moves now can significantly impact early retirement outcomes.

    A large influx of funds—an annual bonus, inheritance or capital gains from a property sale—can move the early retirement savings needle, but it’s everyday savings habits that can have the biggest impact. 

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  • Planning and paying for healthcare in retirement
    09-09-2020
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    Those saving and planning for retirement face a lot of important questions. How much will it cost to live comfortably in retirement? How much money is needed in order to pursue travel and other hobbies we enjoy? Importantly, how much is healthcare in retirement?

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  • Adjusting retirement savings to accommodate increased longevity
    02-20-2020
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    The ability to live a longer, healthier life is good news for most people. Between advances in medical technology and improved access to health-related knowledge, Americans are living longer than ever before.

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