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Estate Planning Essentials for Singles

Single? Here’s how to get started in safeguarding your assets both now and after your death.

Have 30 minutes? Start protecting your assets and heirs with estate planning

Do you have a plan for what will happen to your possessions after you pass away?

Where to Stash Emergency Cash

You know you need a rainy-day fund to pay for unexpected expenses, like a branch falling through the roof or temporary unemployment. But do you know where to put it?

Should you borrow from your retirement plan?

Almost one-third of Americans have taken a loan from the savings in their retirement plans, which can undermine long-term financial well being.

Just Starting Out? Don’t Borrow from Your Retirement Accounts for Cash

If you need to raise cash in a hurry, the money in your workplace retirement plan should be your last resort. 

Six Steps to Reduce Debt

Learn how to manage your debt while still being able to save for short and long term goals.

Protecting Against Identity Theft

Learn how to protect your information and steps you should take if you become a victim of identity theft.

Bankruptcy Protection for Retirement Plans and IRAs

IRAs are protected from bankruptcy, thanks to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (BAPCA).

Planning for incapacity

Incapacity can happen at any time due to causes like a serious injury, dementia or other forms of illness.

Setting Up a Special Needs Trust for a Disabled Loved One

Planning for a disabled family member's future care is not only smart, it gives you greater peace of mind.

Protect Your Wishes with a Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will and Healthcare Directive

A thorough estate plan should include a Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney and a Living Will.

Living in the Sandwich Generation

Care for both children and aging parents? You are one of 20+ million Americans caught in the Sandwich Generation.

Preparing for a Financial Emergency

Even with the best plan, surprises can take you off course. That might mean emergency car or home repairs.

Women and Fraud: Protecting Yourself

With fraud on the rise, it’s important to know the different methods and how to protect yourself.

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Experiencing a Life Event?

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