What Money to Take First?
When you retire, deciding which money to use first can be critical to your long-term financial outlook.
Questions to Consider When Buying a Vacation Home
Doing your research is key before buying a vacation home.
Dog Bites and Homeowners Insurance
Reviewing coverage options is just one thing responsible pet parents can do to help look out for their dogs.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Retirement and Quality of Life
Asking the right questions about how you can save money for retirement without sacrificing your quality of life.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
The Wild West of Data Theft
Learn about cyber liability insurance in this entertaining video.
Retiring in a Post-Pandemic World
Imagine your ideal post-pandemic retirement with this animated video.
Dreaming Up an Active Retirement
When you retire, how will you treat your next chapter?
Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries
Ready for retirement? Find out why many are considering encore careers and push your boundaries into something more, here.
Stay Safe with a B.O.P. At Your Back
Learn about the advantages of Business Owner Policies with this highly educational and fun animated video.
The Long Run: Women and Retirement
For women, retirement strategy is a long race. It’s helpful to know the route.
When Markets React
When markets shift, experienced investors stick to their strategy.
No Cash, No Checks, No Problem
Peer-to-peer payment apps are one of the newest ways to send money.
Preparing For the Ultimate Vacation
Make your retirement as exciting as your next vacation.
Don't Buy The Hype
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Once Upon a Goal
Do you know how to set up your financial goals for success? This knight does.
A New Way to Look at Your Bucket List
Bucket lists don’t have to be for tomorrow.
Surprise! You’ve Got Money!
Here’s a quick guide to checking to see if you have unclaimed money.
How does your ideal retirement differ from reality, and what can we do to better align the two?
18 Years’ Worth of Days
The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose?
Bridging the Confidence Gap
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Saving for College 101
Here’s a crash course on saving for college.
The Latte Lie and Other Myths
Check out this video to begin separating fact from fiction.
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
The Cost of Procrastination
Procrastination can be costly. When you get a late start, it may be difficult to make up for lost time.
When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust
A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.
Consider These 3 Things Before Driving Off the Lot
There are a few things to consider when buying or leasing your next vehicle.
It May Be Time for a Financial Checkup
It’s never a bad time to speak with your financial professional about changes in your situation.
The market is as unpredictable as the weather. We’d love to help you prepare.
Around the country, attitudes about retirement are shifting.
Acres of Diamonds
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
You’ve made investments your whole life. Work with us to help make the most of them.
Making the most of surprises is a great reason to work with us.
Extended Care: A Patchwork of Possibilities
What is your plan for health care during retirement?
Coaches have helped you your whole life, in ways big and small. We’d like to be one of them.
A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit
Taking your Social Security benefits at the right time may help maximize your benefit.
From Boats to Brokers
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
Jane Bond: Scaling the Ladder
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Jane Bond: Infiltrating the Market
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
The Fed and How It Got That Way
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
How to Retire Early
Retiring early sounds like a dream come true, but it’s important to take a look at the cold, hard facts.
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Lifestyle inflation can be the enemy of wealth building. What could happen if you invested instead of buying more stuff?
Bursting the Bubble
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Inflation and Your Portfolio
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Should You Ever Retire?
A growing number of Americans are pushing back the age at which they plan to retire. Or deciding not to retire at all.
An Arm and a Leg
A visit to the hospital can be painful, for both your body and your wallet. Don’t let it be more painful than it has to be.
What to Do When You Lose Your Wallet
Ever lost your wallet? Frustrating. Here’s what you can do to keep yourself safe.
16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Suddenly Single: 3 Steps to Take Now
Have you found yourself suddenly single? Here are 3 steps to take right now.
Emerging Market Opportunities
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
Global and International Funds
Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Are Alternative Investments Right for You?
With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.
The Business Cycle
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
The Rule of 72
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
A Bucket Plan to Go with Your Bucket List
A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.
Safeguard Your Digital Estate
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
The Richest Man in Babylon
In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.
What Smart Investors Know
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
The Power of Compound Interest
Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.
Where Is the Market Headed?
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Retiring the 4% Rule
A portfolio created with your long-term objectives in mind is crucial as you pursue your dream retirement.
Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
When Do You Need a Will?
When do you need a will? The answer is easy: Right Now.
Charitable Giving: Smart from the Heart
Do you have causes that you want to support with donations?
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.
What Can a Million Dollars Buy You?
$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.
Your DNA Test
If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
To Buy or Not to Buy
The decision whether to buy or rent a home may have long-term implications.
Rightsizing for Retirement
What does your home really cost?
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
Exit Strategies of the Rich and Famous
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
Choosing a Mortgage
Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
The Other Sure Thing
Though we don’t like to think about it, all of us will make an exit sometime. Are you prepared?
The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth
Why are 401(k) plans, annuities, and IRAs so popular?
Perception vs. Reality
There’s an alarming difference between perception and reality for current and future retirees.
The Cycle of Investing
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
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