George D. Lambert

  1. Home & Auto

    A Look At Single-Premium Life Insurance

    Want to provide for your dependents and finance your own long-term care? Learn more here.
  2. Home & Auto

    Why Your Will Should Name Designated Beneficiaries

    Find out how to make the tough decisions when it comes to choosing who will receive your assets and how they will be paid out.
  3. Retirement

    Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  4. Active Trading Fundamentals

    Introduction to Margin Accounts

    Find out what your broker is doing with your securities when you invest on margin.
  5. Home & Auto

    Watch Your Back In The Annuity Game

    Find out how to get the upper hand when dealing with this payout challenge.
  6. Retirement

    Build A Wall Around Your Assets

    Learn how to protect your money from lawsuits, creditors and other judgment proceedings.
  7. Retirement

    Immediate Annuities: More Income and Lower Taxes

    These instruments may shed their bad rap to bring you a hefty tax break.
  8. Savings

    Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  9. Callable bonds - because they carry the risk of being cashed in early - often have a higher coupon rate.
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Bond Call Features: Don't Get Caught Off Guard

    Learn why early redemption occurs and how to avoid potential losses.
  10. Investing Basics

    Callable CDs: Check The Fine Print

    These offer higher returns than regular certificates of deposit, but there's a catch.
  11. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Profit From Mortgage Debt With MBS

    Mortgage-backed securities can offer monthly income, a fixed interest rate and even government backing.
  12. Retirement

    Avoiding Too Much Tax On Your Distributions

    IRA assets can't be taxed twice - find out how to avoid paying the second time around.
  13. Retirement

    How IRA Contributions Affect Your Taxes

    Learn how to work with the tax man to avoid getting gouged when you convert your plans.
  14. Taxes

    Will Your Home Sale Leave You With Tax Shock?

    Learn how the newest tax laws apply to the proceeds you earn.
  15. Retirement

    Healthcare FSAs Increase Your Personal Savings

    This benefit could give you a return this year that puts many other investments to shame.
  16. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Will A New Fund Manager Cost You?

    Learn how a change in leadership could mean more taxes for you.
  17. Options & Futures

    Don't Forget Your Protective Collar

    Guard your finances in uncertain times with a protective collar strategy, which provides short-term downside protection.
  18. Options & Futures

    Are Structured Retail Products Too Good To Be True?

    Spot a rotten investment before you get seduced by its sweet promise of profit.
  19. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    How To Invest In Private Equity

    Private Equity might be a pricey investment, but returns are on the rise and the payoff could be big.
  20. Personal Finance

    Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  21. Entrepreneurship

    Is An ESOP Right For Your Business?

    Discover how to transfer your company's net worth to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
  22. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Curbing The Effects Of Inflation

    Your investments suffer when general price levels rise. Learn how you can control the damage with IPSs.
  23. Options & Futures

    Is Your Mutual Fund Safe?

    You might be carrying more risk than you think if your fund invests in derivatives.
  24. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Profit From Forex With Currency ETFs

    There's always a bull market somewhere - and now you can find it with currency ETFs.
  25. Options & Futures

    An Introduction To Reverse Convertible Notes (RCNs)

    When stocks are stagnant and fixed-income yields are crumbling, RCNs come to the rescue!
  26. Options & Futures

    Deciphering Deferred Annuity Designations

    Tax deferred annuities can be complex arrangements. Discover some of the situations that arise when an owner or annuitant dies and how to reduce tax liability if you're the beneficiary.
  27. Retirement

    Should You Convert To A Roth IRA In 2010?

    Learn how to keep more of your money out of the tax man's pocket come retirement.
  28. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Retail Notes: A Simpler Alternative To Bond Funds

    These securities are meant to be held until maturity, removing the burden of complex pricing that sometimes plagues bonds.
  29. Options & Futures

    Profit On Your Home's Price - Even If It's Falling

    These investment vehicles can protect you - and even help you profit - when the real estate market falls.
  30. Retirement

    Find Your Niche Market

    Determine which clients suit you and build your business around them.
  31. Taxes

    Tax Deductions For Rental Property Owners

    Besides creating ongoing income and capital appreciation, real estate provides deductions that can reduce the income tax on your profits.
  32. Options & Futures

    Earn Big Bucks With A Specialized Financial Career

    Choosing to specialize may be easier for you and more beneficial to your clients.
  33. Options & Futures

    Cut Your Tax Bill With Permanent Life Insurance

    Learn how to lower your income tax and avoid estate tax - all while building wealth.
  34. Options & Futures

    Using Mutual Funds To Profit From Market Dips

    Stop hoping for the indexes to go up and start investing in the reverse.
  35. Options & Futures

    Three Documents You Shouldn't Do Without

    Estate planning is not just about the division of assets after you die. Read on to save your loved ones extra grief.
  36. Options & Futures

    Live Longer, Retire Younger: Can You Do It?

    Use this vehicle to make sure your payout lasts as long as you do.
  37. Retirement

    Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them.
  38. Options & Futures

    Update Your Variable Annuity With Section 1035

    Thanks to a special tax code clause, you can surrender a variable annuity without paying income tax.
  39. Options & Futures

    Break Out Of Annuity Prison

    Annuities offer security but also lock up your cash. The secondary market could be your key.
  40. Retirement

    Pension Law Could Reduce Your Payout

    Discover how this act negatively affects your lump-sum withdrawals.
  41. Retirement

    The Cost Of Variable Annuity Guarantees

    These products tempt investors with some impressive benefits - but they come at a price.
  42. Active Trading

    Seek Out Past Losses To Uncover Future Gains

    Tax loss carry-forwards can help reduce the tax burden of owning a profitable fund.
  43. Options & Futures

    New Option For Beneficiaries: Reversionary Annuities

    This vehicle can provide survivors with guaranteed income and lower premiums.
  44. Retirement

    Lump Sum Versus Regular Pension Payments

    If you're about to retire, you may be facing this dilemma soon. Find out what your options are.
  45. Retirement

    Saving Money With A Private Annuity Trust

    Learn about a strategy that could help you reduce taxes, diversify your portfolio and generate income.
  46. Options & Futures

    Retiring Early: How Long Should You Wait?

    Maximize your Social Security benefits by choosing when you retire.
  47. Options & Futures

    How Your Annuity Company Determines Renewal Rates

    Find the firm that's right for you by uncovering how it makes its investment choices.
  48. Personal Finance

    Get Ready For The Estate Tax Phase-Out

    Changes to federal legislation will affect how your assets are treated once you're gone - be prepared.