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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
financial fitness

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

Posted on March 2, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: What Is Dividend Yield

Retirement portfolios make money for you a number of ways. Of course, they hold stocks, which can rise in value and be sold at a profit. They also hold bonds, … Read more

Posted on February 26, 2016 by
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Save Before You Invest…Then Invest!

A new survey by Bankrate.com shows that many of us couldn’t come up with enough money to pay an emergency room bill or keep a car running, and that we’d likely … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2016 by
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5 Tax Prep To-Dos For Retirement Savers

As the year winds down and the ball drops in Times Square, inevitably our thoughts turn to that other big annual deadline — tax filing day. Sure, it’s more than four months … Read more

Posted on December 31, 2015 by
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Year End Investing Moves That Work

It’s hard to believe, but in just a few short weeks 2015 will go into the history books. As the new year begins, it’s worthwhile to take stock of where … Read more

Posted on December 16, 2015 by