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Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life Insurance

Variable Universal Life is permanent insurance in which the policyholder directs how premiums are invested.

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

The Investment Risk No One’s Ever Heard Of

You face a risk for which the market does not compensate you, that can not be easily reduced through diversification.

When Should You Take Social Security

When Should You Take Social Security

Monthly Social Security payments differ substantially depending on when you start receiving benefits.

 

How the Federal Reserve Works

Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.

The Best Apps in Travel

Technology tips to make your next trip even better.

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

The History of Currency

Currency has been around for a long time. Here’s a quick history lesson.

A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List

Longer, healthier living can put greater stress on retirement assets; the bucket approach may be one answer.

Social Security: The Elephant in the Room

Some people wonder if Social Security will remain financially sound enough to pay the benefits they are owed.

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Saving for Retirement

This calculator can help you estimate how much you may need to save for retirement.

Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

How Much Home Can I Afford?

With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.

What Is My Current Net Worth?

Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.

Comparing Mortgage Terms

Estimate the total cost in today's dollars of various mortgage alternatives.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.

Investment Strategies for Retirement

Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.

Managing Your Lifestyle

Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.

Protecting Those Who Matter Most

The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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To Buy or Not to Buy

The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.

Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation

Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.

The Business Cycle

How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?

Estate Management 101

A will may be only one of the documents you need—and one factor to consider—when it comes to managing your estate

Inflation and Your Portfolio

Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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