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Do You Know What Social Security Pays?

Thinking about retirement begins for most people in their 40s or, perhaps, 50s. Yet investing and planning for your retirement has been under way far longer. You begin to save … Read more

Posted on January 6, 2017 by
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The Easiest Resolution You Will Ever Keep

Around this time of year you doubtlessly will find dozens of articles on line proposing resolutions for the New Year — how to lose weight, be active, read more, save … Read more

Posted on December 30, 2016 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The Risk-Free Rate?

The risk-free rate is the rate of return on an investment that carries no risk of loss. Every investment carries with it some level of risk. Nevertheless, investment managers often … Read more

Posted on December 22, 2016 by
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Save More By Killing One Big Debt

Everyone knows the feeling: Rushing toward the end of the month and hoping the bills get paid. Unless you’re financially independent, it’s a normal pattern even at high income levels. … Read more

Posted on October 14, 2016 by
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Do You Have Average Savings, Or Better?

Average savings numbers can be misleading, to say the least. Consider this thought experiment. Five people are standing in a room and Bill Gates walks in. Before, the average savings … Read more

Posted on September 14, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: What Is Yield?

Investing for the long term, particularly for retirement, seems to be a game of buying low and selling high — and it is. Stocks you buy today should be worth much … Read more

Posted on July 29, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: Do I Need An Advisor?

Investment advice comes in many forms, with many purposes. Some of it is about budgeting, insurance and spending, some about actual investing for retirement. But take a step back. Does … Read more

Posted on May 6, 2016 by
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Take An Easy Financial Fitness Quiz

You sweat the extra pounds, eat around the calorie-filled holidays, even time your steps with a newfangled fitness watch. But are you financially fit? Your financial fitness is not as simple as … Read more

Posted on April 15, 2016 by
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Retirement: Is Your Glass Half-Full?

One of the fundamental premises of retirement saving is prudent compounding. Now, before your eyes glaze over completely, consider two perspectives: Sally is 26 and has saved about $10,000 for … Read more

Posted on April 11, 2016 by
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Warren Buffett Latest: All You Need To Know

The billionaire investor Warren Buffet released his latest annual letter to shareholders this past week, and it was a doozy. The letter was full of optimism, a call to investors to … Read more

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