79% of Americans agree they would benefit from having basic financial education and information. Source: The 2018 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey, The National Foundation for Credit Counseling
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Split-Dollar Life Insurance
Life Insurance for Business Owners
Business Owner Policies
Property and Casualty Insurance
Disability Income Insurance for Business Owners
Last-Survivor Life Insurance
Why Purchase Life Insurance?
If you have a family who relies on your income, it is important to have life insurance protection.
Term Life Insurance
Whole Life Insurance
What Is Whole Life Insurance?
Some of the pros and cons of whole life insurance.
What Is Universal Life Insurance?
Consider a universal life insurance policy if you want the flexibility to change your premium or death benefit.
Universal Life Insurance
Variable Life Insurance
How Can I Maximize My Insurance Benefits?
Several factors could undermine the financial security provided by the proceeds of your life insurance policy.
Insuring Your Future
Protecting Your Home
Assessing Disability Income Insurance
Types of Health Coverage
Additional Liability Coverage
HMOs and PPOs
Evaluating Insurance Companies
Long-Term Care Costs
What Are Some Tips for Managing My Money?
A sound cash management program uses a disciplined approach: accounting, analysis, allocation, and adjustment.
How Long Will It Take to Double My Money?
Before making investment decisions, it is helpful to determine the real rate of return on the investment.
What Cash Management Tools Are Available?
Short-term cash management instruments can help you establish a sound cash management program.
College Financial Aid
How Does Inflation Affect Me?
Historically, one of the best ways to fight the effects of inflation has been to utilize growth-oriented investments.
What Is a Bond Ladder?
A bond ladder is a strategy involving the purchase of bonds that have staggered maturity dates.
Types of Bonds
What Investment Risks Should I Know About?
Understanding different types of investment risk can help investors manage their money more effectively.
College Investment Options
Estates & Trusts
What Key Estate Planning Tools Should I Know About?
Wills and trusts allow you to spell out how you would like your property distributed, but they also go beyond that.