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Investing Can Pay Dividends
Dividends accounted for almost all of the S&P 500 returns from the beginning of 2000 to the end of September 2012.
Dividend (div΄ uh dend) n. A sum of money paid regularly by a company to its shareholders out of its profits or reserves.
Savvy investors have long understood the power of dividends. Think about it, if I receive a percentage of the value of my investment on a regular basis, every time I get paid, I lower my overall risk to my principal. Also, I may see a larger overall return on an investment that rises in value if I am realizing a regular dividend from that company. Seems simple enough, but don’t rush in too quick. When choosing dividend paying investments, always ask the following questions...
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Please Leave Home Without It
Concerns over identity theft continue to grow, especially with data breaches at major companies and financial institutions.
Understanding the Alternate Valuation Date
Executors can value the estate on the date of death, or on its six-month anniversary —the “Alternate Valuation Date."
The Facts About Income Tax
Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.
For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.
Knowing how insurance deductibles work can help you save money and give you peace of mind.
Annuities are versatile tools that can help you save for retirement and generate income in retirement.
Don't let procrastination keep you from pursuing your financial dreams and goals.
You make decisions for your portfolio, but how much do you really know about the products you buy? Try this quiz
Roth 401(k) plans combine features of traditional 401(k) plans with those of a Roth IRA.
Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.
Estimate how many years you may need retirement assets or how long to provide income to a surviving spouse or children.
This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
Using smart management to get more of what you want and free up assets to invest.
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history.
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
In life it often happens that the answers to our most pressing questions are right in our own backyards.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
Bitcoin’s future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure: it’s the wild west out there, and there is no sheriff in town.