Credit Cards: An Overview

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How to Get Life Insurance

Getting Started: How to Get Life Insurance   When you’re ready to get started, take these steps to find the right coverage for you and your family! Step 1: Get life insurance when you’re young and healthy. Life insurance costs less when you’re young...

What is Life Insurance?

What is Life Insurance? Life insurance: Talk about an unpleasant purchase. Gee, why not just cue a visual of the worst thing you can imagine, huh?  These feelings, while understandable, must also require you to twist your thinking in a different direction. Imagine...

How to Qualify for a Mortgage

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How to Buy a Home with a Mortgage

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Improving Your Credit Score

Improving Your Credit Score Now that you know your score, you may know you need to improve it, particularly if your score rests at or below 580. Knowing your score can help you take the first step toward improving it. Not taking steps to improve your credit score...

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College Savings Calculator is a hypothetical tool that demonstrates how monthly contributions, age-based asset rebalancing, and tax savings may impact the long-term value of your account, and do not take into account a portfolio’s underlying investment management fees. Calculations assume the private institution cost inflation is 2.8%, public out of state cost inflation is 3.9%, public in state cost inflation is 2.7%. Portfolio is assumed to have only stocks and bonds. Monthly equity returns are based on the historical data from the 10-year track record of the stock market (SPY). Monthly fixed income returns are based on the historical data from the 10-year track record of the bond market index (AGG). The current college expenses are provided by the collegeboard.org. Actual account performance may differ due to market fluctuations, changes in recurring investments, and asset allocation. The information provided here is for illustrative purposes only and does not represent actual or future performance of any investment option and is not intended to predict or project the investment performance of any security or index.