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Would it surprise you to hear that China owns just 8% of the total outstanding debt of the U.S. Government?

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Regardless of how you approach retirement, there are some things about it that might surprise you.

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Help determine the required minimum distribution from an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

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Assess Your Life Insurance Needs

This calculator estimates how much life insurance you would need to meet your family's needs if you were to die prematurely.

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Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.

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It's easy to let investments accumulate like the junk in a junk drawer.

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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.

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