Videos

One survey found that 48% of current retirees had to retire earlier than they expected.

Source: Employee Benefit Research Institute, 2017

These engaging, short animations focus on a variety of financial topics and illustrate key financial concepts and current events. Choose any of the videos below and then click the start arrow to watch.

  • Should You Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

    Should You Pay Off Debt or Save for Retirement?

    Should you pay off debt or save for retirement? That’s a good question. These points may help you decide.

  • Inflation: The Sneaky Thief

    Inflation: The Sneaky Thief

    Inflation can be like a thief, sneaking into your portfolio and robbing your money’s purchasing power.

  • How Pre-Tax Contributions Affect Your Paycheck

    How Pre-Tax Contributions Affect Your Paycheck

    The tax implications of retirement plan contributions and the effect on your take-home pay.

  • Leaving Your Employer? Don’t Forget Your Retirement Savings Plan

    Leaving Your Employer? Don’t Forget Your Retirement Savings Plan

    When leaving your employer you’ll need to decide what to do with the money in your retirement savings plan.

  • The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

    The Basics of Social Security Retirement Benefits

    How much do you know about your Social Security retirement benefits?

  • Tax Reform: Changes for Individuals

    Tax Reform: Changes for Individuals

    In December 2017, Congress passed a sweeping tax-cut package that fundamentally changes the individual tax landscape.

  • The Pros and Cons of a Big Tax Refund

    The Pros and Cons of a Big Tax Refund

    Is receiving a big tax refund a reason to celebrate?

  • Tax Reform: Changes for Businesses

    Tax Reform: Changes for Businesses

    The 2017 tax reform legislation made major changes to the U.S. tax code for businesses.

  • Wage Growth: Watch for a Tipping Point

    Wage Growth: Watch for a Tipping Point

    The factors that may be restraining workers' wages and the economic implications of continued weakness or a sudden surge.

  • Trade Tariffs

    Trade Tariffs

    The U.S. is using tariffs to force the hands of trading partners and narrow the deficit. As a result, the disruption of global trade could affect economic growth.

  • The Retirement Income Factor

    The Retirement Income Factor

    How much money will you bring to retirement?

  • American Tax Burden

    American Tax Burden

    Are you concerned about your tax situation?

  • What Is Investment Risk?

    What Is Investment Risk?

    How different types of risks can adversely affect your investments

  • Do You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?

    Do You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?

    Valuable assets will convey directly to beneficiaries, regardless of instructions in a will.

  • Protecting Your Dependents with Life Insurance

    Protecting Your Dependents with Life Insurance

    Term or whole life? Just be sure you have adequate coverage.

  • What Would Happen to Your Estate?

    What Would Happen to Your Estate?

    Estate planning documents can help you manage your estate.

  • What Is An Annuity?

    What Is An Annuity?

    Immediate or deferred annuity: there's no right answer.

  • Bringing Up Baby

    Bringing Up Baby

    The cost to raise a child from cradle to college.