Insights for clients invested in their financial futures


Comparing State Taxes

Your overall tax liability is heavily dependent on where you live. Here's your state-by-state guide to who charges what.

November 11, 2022

Should You Start a Foundation?

Is a private foundation the best way to further your family's philanthropic goals? Here's how to decide—and why you might consider a donor-advised fund instead.

November 09, 2022

Weathering a Recession

How to help position your portfolio in anticipation of an economic downturn.

November 09, 2022


How Discounted Munis Are Taxed

Discounted municipal bonds could expose you to unexpected taxes. Here's what to know before you buy.

November 11, 2022

Charitable Remainder Trusts

A charitable remainder trust can provide a tax break and income for life.

November 11, 2022

Year-End Tax Tips for Your Portfolio

From maximizing tax-advantaged savings accounts to donating to charity, here are strategic tax moves to consider before year-end.

November 09, 2022

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Medicare for Globetrotters

Three ways Medicare can fall short when traveling—and how to fill the gaps.

November 11, 2022 Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz


Trading Simple Moving Averages

A stock's simple moving average can help traders identify when trends are established or broken. Here's how to employ them in your own trading.

November 11, 2022 Kevin Horner

Family Matters

Protecting Finances as You Age

An unfortunate reality of aging is the natural decline in cognition. Here's how to help protect your finances.

November 11, 2022

Bottom Line

Is Crypto Good for Retirement?

Some 401(k) plans may soon offer Bitcoin as an investment option. Should you consider cryptocurrencies for your retirement savings?

November 11, 2022

Strong US Dollar: Good or Bad?

Should you adjust your portfolio in response to a strong U.S. dollar?

November 11, 2022

Should You Consider an ARM?

Adjustable-rate mortgages are on the rise—but are they right for you?

November 11, 2022

Risk Tolerance vs. Capacity

It's not how much risk you can stomach that counts—it's how much time you have left to save.

November 09, 2022

From our leaders

Giving With Heart

Charles Schwab
November 11, 2022

Putting Clients First

Walter W. Bettinger II
November 11, 2022

From the archives

BDCs: High Yields, Big Risks?

Business development companies are known for attractive yields—but are they worth the risks?

March 04, 2022

SLAT Trusts for Couples

A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) allows access to assets while helping to keep them out of your taxable estate.

March 04, 2022

Navigating a Windfall

Three tips for incorporating a large influx of assets into your financial plan.

March 04, 2022

Life Insurance and Your Estate

Adding life insurance to your estate plan can help give your heirs flexibility in the future.

March 04, 2022

What Is a Reverse Rollover?

Three scenarios in which a reverse rollover may make sense.

March 04, 2022

4 Ways to Fight Identity Theft

How to keep fraudsters from stealing your identity.

March 04, 2022

Demystifying RMDs

Guidelines, deadlines, and potential tax consequences: What you need to know when it comes to required minimum distributions.

March 11, 2022

Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022

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