Timothy E. O'Donnell

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$1 million in a diversified portfolio could help finance part of your retirement.

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Here’s a list of 10 questions to ask that may help you better understand the costs and benefits of long-term-care insurance.

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Death is No Excuse

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Long-Term-Care Needs

Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.

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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.

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This calculator compares the financial impact of leasing versus buying an automobile.

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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.

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Principles of Preserving Wealth

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Protecting Those Who Matter Most

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Retirement Plan Distributions

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

An Inside Look at Retirement Living

A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.

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Should You Tap Retirement Savings to Fund College?

There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.

The Power of Tax-Deferred Growth

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A bucket plan can help you be better prepared for a comfortable retirement.

A Fruitful Retirement: Social Security Benefit

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