12/17/2007 - Figuring your effective tax rate
The U.S. tax system is progressive, with six income tax brackets ranging from 10 percent to 35 percent. Where do you fit in?
12/17/2007 - Legitimate ways to reduce your tax bill
Most taxpayers take the standard deduction, but it may pay off to itemize. Here's what the IRS will let you write off.
12/17/2007 - 10 common tax-filing mistakes
The IRS and tax pros say they see these same errors every filing season. Avoid these common blunders.
11/19/2007 - What to know about wills
Think about it: A will reflects your will about how to distribute your assets. Don't let the state impose its will.
11/19/2007 - Estate planning components
Estate planning applies to people from all walks of life, even to the castaways on Gilligan's Island.
11/19/2007 - Trusts can save time, money and privacy
You can call the shots long after you're dead and gone if you set up a trust while you're still around.
11/19/2007 - Trusts for every purpose
Most importantly, trusts ensure that the right people end up with your loot.
10/22/2007 - Use investments to reach your goals
Determine your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon, and stay in touch with your dreams.
10/22/2007 - Building blocks for successful investing
Investing is not an art, and it's not rocket science either. These basics will help you develop a successful strategy.
10/22/2007 - How to build a sound portfolio
Your asset allocation strategy can help you meet your goals as they change through the years.
9/17/2007 - How to pay for college: the savings route
What's the best way to save? This highlights the pros and cons of 529 plans, Coverdells, custodial accounts and bonds.
9/17/2007 - How to pay for college: the loan route
If you have to borrow for college, a loan from the federal government is the least-expensive way to go.