Scott Bernard Nelson

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Personal Finance

Making Your Estate Plan Flexible

Build flexibility into your estate plan so heirs can avoid the pitfalls of changing tax laws.
Lifestyle

Rooting Around

When you're looking to invest in a mutual fund, dig deeper than past performance.
Personal Finance

Trust Me

One way to cover your assets when creditors come knocking
Lifestyle

Brace Yourself

Want to avoid getting hit by the IRS? Plan ahead.
Personal Finance

Do It Your Way

Tailor your portfolio with separately managed accounts.
Personal Finance

Good Funds Gone Bad

Should you dump shares of fund companies implicated in scandals?
Entrepreneur Magazine

Under Fire

Is it still possible to invest without getting burned?
Tax Essentials

How Low?

With new tax brackets, now's the time to lower your withholding.
Investment Options

Purchasing Savings Bonds Online

U.S. Savings Bonds are going high-tech—with online purchasing.
Self-Financing

House of Cards?

Home-equity borrowing could be risky business as interest rates rise.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Do the REIT Thing?

When it comes to returns on real estate, think long-term investment.
Entrepreneur Magazine

A Tax Act

What does the latest tax cut mean for your bottom line?
Tax Essentials

Can't Win for Losing

A mutual fund tax quirk limits your capital losses.
Entrepreneur Magazine

College Savings 101

Take notes on the pros and cons of 529 plans.
Entrepreneur Magazine

One-Stop Shop?

Brokerage firms make a play for your bank business, too.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Shell Shock?

Surprise: Putting your nest egg in bonds may no longer be safe.
Personal Finance

Putting Your Money in Variable Annuities

Is a variable annuity for you? Depends on who's pitching it.
Entrepreneur Magazine

The Man With the Plan

It's time to decide what kind of financial planner you need.
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