Timothy E. O'Donnell

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Exchange-traded funds have some things in common with mutual funds, but there are differences, too.

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Protect yourself against the damage that your homeowners policy doesn’t cover.

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Impact of Taxes and Inflation

Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.

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This calculator will help determine whether you should invest funds or pay down debt.

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What Is My Current Net Worth?

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

Self-Employed Retirement Plans

Estimate the maximum contribution amount for a Self-Employed 401(k), SIMPLE IRA, or SEP.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Investment Strategies for Retirement

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An Inside Look at Retirement Living

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Your Cash Flow Statement

A presentation about managing money: using it, saving it, and even getting credit.

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When Special Care Is Needed: The Special Needs Trust

A special needs trust helps care for a special needs child when you’re gone.

Encore Careers: Push Your Boundaries

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Emerging Market Opportunities

What are your options for investing in emerging markets?

The Latte Lie and Other Myths

Do you know these three personal finance sayings?

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If your family relies on your income, it’s critical to know what their needs would be in the event of your death.

Safeguard Your Digital Estate

If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?

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