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Investment planning is more than just deciding where to invest your money. There are many considerations to take into account and these articles are just the place to start learning smart strategies. Read our most recent articles or search the Categories below for a specific topic such as:

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It Pays to Plan Ahead: 2013 Year-End Tax Planning

As 2013 draws to a close, the last thing anyone wants to think about is taxes. But if you are looking for potential ways to minimize your tax bill, there’s no better time for planning than before year-end. And, with the higher rates put in place with the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, being tax efficient is more important than ever.

An Estate Planning Checklist

Because you have worked hard to create a secure and comfortable lifestyle for your family and loved ones, you will want to ensure that you have a sound financial strategy that includes trust and estate planning. With some forethought, you may be able to minimize gift and estate taxes and preserve more of your assets for those you care about.

Changing Jobs or Retiring? Don’t Forget Your Retirement Savings!

If you’re like many Americans, you probably intend to rely on your employer-sponsored retirement plan savings for a significant portion of your retirement income. So when it comes time to make important decisions, such as what to do with the money in your plan when you change jobs or retire, you should be fully aware of your options...

Consider Prepaid Tuition Plans for College Savings

If you’re currently investing for your children’s college education or are planning to do so in the near future, you may want to consider a state-sponsored prepaid tuition plan. Generally speaking, these plans, which are now available in many states, allow you to pay tomorrow’s tuition bills at today’s tuition rates. In addition...

Understanding and Managing Risk in a Bond Portfolio

As interest rates spiked in the second quarter of this year, many bond investors shifted gears from intermediate and long-term bonds to bonds with shorter maturities. The relationship between interest rates and bond prices is just one of many potential risks associated with bond investing. So why consider bonds?

 
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