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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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How to Work With a Financial Advisor

The continuously shifting investment climate, the sheer number of investment products to choose from and the emergence of employee-driven retirement savings plans, such as 401(k) plans, have all contributed to the increased need for qualified financial advice. No matter what your level of investment experience or sophistication, you may benefit from developing a relationship with a financial advisor...​

Home Refinancing Basics

In recent years, Americans seeking to capitalize on low interest rates have lined up to refinance their mortgages--often resulting in significantly lower monthly payments. While it’s true that refinancing has the potential to help reduce the costs associated with borrowing money to own a home, it is not necessarily a strategy that makes sense for every individual...

Key Questions About Retirement Income Planning

Managing money in retirement involves decisions about withdrawal rates, asset allocation and a host of other factors that will impact your lifestyle and how long your assets will last. Following are some straightforward answers to commonly asked questions about planning for income needs in retirement.​

Small-Business Financing: Debt vs. Equity

Business owners who seek financing face a fundamental choice: Should they borrow funds or take in new investment capital? Since debt and equity are accounted for differently, each has a different impact on earnings, cash flow and taxes...

Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

Just about every investor knows, it’s not necessarily what your investments earn, but what they earn after taxes that counts. After factoring in federal income and capital gains taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and any applicable state and local taxes, your investment returns in any given year may be reduced by 40% or more.

 
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