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Why You Should Ignore ‘Top Funds’ Lists

It’s a staple of the investment press: The “top funds” list. You see them on magazine covers and online, and they dazzle us with the potential for market-beating gains. Here’s a … Read more

Posted on July 25, 2014 by

Retirement: 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong

You work hard, you try to save. Why does retirement seem so out of reach? The problem is psychological. You probably save more than most, but do you know it’s … Read more

Posted on July 23, 2014 by
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You Can Retire Rich Without High Risk

“It takes money to make money,” or so the saying goes. In lottery states, the advertising often sounds like this: “You can’t win if you don’t play.” Both are common-sense statements, … Read more

Posted on July 21, 2014 by

Investing: When Time Really Is Money

You have probably often heard this business dictum: “Time is money!” It’s meant to light a fire under employees who miss opportunities to sell more or otherwise help a business … Read more

Posted on July 18, 2014 by
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Three Easy Retirement Rules of Thumb

Everyone loves a simple way to measure progress. We use letters for grades and annual salary as way to gauge our performance relative to others. It’s not the same as … Read more

Posted on July 16, 2014 by
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Where Your Retirement Savings Really Goes

Saving enough to retire someday is a tricky enough challenge. Yet as your account balance grows, beware. Money could be leaking out of your accounts unheeded. Nobody is “stealing” it, … Read more

Posted on July 14, 2014 by
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Buy Low Sell High? Easy If You Know How

Markets are interesting beasts. In a sense, they are purest form of capitalism, a space where all that matters is transactions. According to investment researchers, the sheer mass of buying and … Read more

Posted on July 11, 2014 by
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Three Ways To Earn Investment Income

The media’s depiction of the stock market often is simplistic and narrow. It comes off like a casino, a place where you put your money down and hope the ball … Read more

Posted on July 9, 2014 by
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Why You Should Own Foreign Stocks

Investing is, admittedly, a difficult undertaking. You hope to make the right choices, and to grow your money without taking undue risks. That feeling feeds a curious response, as researchers have … Read more

Posted on July 7, 2014 by
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The Right IRA For Your Retirement Plan

Saving money for retirement is important, so important that the government gives you a major leg-up through tax breaks. You get these by using a workplace 401(k), an individual retirement account (IRA) or both. … Read more

Posted on July 3, 2014 by