better saving habits

Fool Yourself Into Better Saving Habits

What does it take to retire on time? Money, of course. But that’s where most of us stumble. Having money on payday doesn’t translate on the spot into savings unless … Read more

Posted on November 13, 2015 by
retirement money

Find Your Abandoned Retirement Money

How many jobs have you had over the past 20 years? Two, three? More? The typical long-term career involves seven or more job “hops,” that is, moves not within one … Read more

Posted on November 6, 2015 by
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3 Questions When Hiring A Financial Advisor

Hiring a financial advisor is tricky. It’s not like selecting a carpet cleaner or a pet-sitter. You can easily hire a different company next time you need your carpets scrubbed, … Read more

Posted on October 16, 2015 by
real return

Investing Basics: What Is Real Return?

Retirement investors are hit with a barrage of arcane terms, and among the most arcane is “real return.” What do we mean by “real” when it comes to money? Not … Read more

Posted on September 10, 2015 by
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Is Your Financial Advisor Overpaid?

Every few years, Forbes magazine does what is possibly their most entertaining annual list: Most overpaid actors. Simply enough, they compare the estimated earnings of the people on their Top … Read more

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

How Much Is Really Enough To Retire?

You probably have run into a few retirement books over the years. One of the more interesting of them was one entitled The Number. That really puts a fine point on … Read more

Posted on June 19, 2015 by
build a retirement

5 Money Moves That Build A Retirement

It’s easy to understand how a retirement is built — steady saving, prudent investments and time. But so many of us fail at it because we get stuck trying to make just … Read more

Posted on June 11, 2015 by
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Did You Leave Money At Your Old Job?

It’s a basic truth about us as human beings. Most of us don’t want to think about money at all. And that costs us money in the long run. Data … Read more

Posted on June 5, 2015 by
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Show This Article To Someone Under 30

A significant number of young people are not investing in the stock market, and the implications of that fact are staggering: Like their parents before them, for many of them … Read more

Posted on April 10, 2015 by
retirement investing

Don’t Be A Retirement Saving ‘Dropout’

A new study points out a pretty scary statistic: Of middle-class kids who go to college, just 40% finish with a degree. If you’re a parent with young kids and … Read more

Posted on March 27, 2015 by