Women's Financial Literacy

Fixed vs Variable Annuities: Look Before You Leap

20 Dec 2012 - The potential for tax-deferred growth and a guaranteed stream of income can make annuities an attractive financial option for retirement. Investors fund an annuity with already-taxed dollars and that money then grows tax deferred until it is withdrawn.

What Is the Dodd-Frank Act?

16 Dec 2012 - You may have heard the term "Dodd-Frank" in reference to the U.S. banking and financial system, but youre not sure exactly what it refers to. Dodd-Frank is short for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Why Was Kraft Foods Removed from the Dow?

15 Dec 2012 - Changes to the mix of companies listed on the 30-stock Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are relatively rare. When Kraft Foods lost its place on the venerable market index recently to UnitedHealth Group Inc., it was the first change to the Dows composition mix since 2009.

What Is Whole Life Insurance -- And Do You Need It?

12 Dec 2012 - Many families purchase life insurance in order to help provide financial protection for surviving family members in the event of the death of a family income-earner. Life insurance may be helpful regardless of whether the insured was the primary or secondary income-earner.

What Should You Do With a Financial Windfall?

10 Dec 2012 - Individuals who (often unexpectedly) receive large sums of money all at once need to make some important decisions, sometimes very quickly. The tax implications of a windfall can be complicated, which may make receiving counsel from a tax professional crucial.

The Brewing Storm in Long-Term Care Insurance

3 Dec 2012 - Do not look now, but there may be a storm brewing when it comes to long-term care insurance. Facing substantial budget shortfalls, some states are cutting back on Medicaid and long-term care services.

Handling Debts after a Spouse is Death: Who is Responsible?

30 Nov 2012 - The death of a spouse is heartbreaking. Yet the surviving spouse faces more than just overwhelming emotions-- he or she may also face the challenge of handling a loved one is outstanding debts.

A Plan for Eliminating Credit Card Debt

13 Nov 2012 - When it comes to debt it can be debated whether there is such a thing as good debt and/or bad debt.

Does It Cost More Money to Be a Woman?

8 Nov 2012 - According to a study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute women face a number of financial challenges that appear to be unique to their gender. On average, women pay a half-point higher interest rate on credit cards than men do.

Potential Income Replacement With Term Life Insurance

29 Oct 2012 - The death of a loved one is obviously a tragic event for any family. It is sometimes made even more tragic when this loved one was the family is primary income-earner.

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