Social Security: By the Numbers Michael Crews, MBA, CFP®, Managing Director Chris Scarborough, CFP®, Managing Director Our Office

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The Half Million Dollar Baby

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Systematic Withdrawals in Retirement

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

How Compound Interest Works

Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.

Doubling Your Money

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Saving for Retirement

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Should I Buy or Lease an Auto?

This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

What's My Potential Estate Tax?

This calculator helps estimate your federal estate tax liability.

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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

Retirement Plan Distributions

There are a number of ways to withdraw money from a qualified retirement plan.

Principles of Preserving Wealth

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

5 Smart Investing Principles

Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment 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.

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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.

The Richest Man in Babylon

In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice.

Your Personal Recovery

As the economy gathers momentum, many are waiting for their personal finances to gather momentum, too.

The Power of Compound Interest

Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments.

Inflation and Your Portfolio

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

Choosing a Mortgage

Selecting a mortgage isn't an easy process. Get a better understanding of how professionals make the right decisions.

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