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Investing & Retirement

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Will catch-up contributions to your 401(k) be taxed in the future? Saving For Retirement November 14, 2017
Savers breathed a collective sigh of relief when House Republicans left their retirement alone in the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
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Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
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DIY divorce? Don’t over look this important step when splitting a 401(k) or pension Marriage & Divorce November 8, 2017
If you're having an amicable divorce, you might be tempted to think you can just split all your assets and…
Saving for education? The proposed tax bill could change a few things
Saving for education? The proposed tax bill could change a few things Financing Education November 7, 2017
If you're saving for a child's higher education, there are some proposed changes written into the Tax Cuts and Jobs…
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming 401k Plans And Payouts November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less
Investing 101 | How to get started with $1,000 or less Commoncents November 3, 2017
The idea of investing for the first time on your own can be intimidating — and confusing. But with a little…
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018
14 things to know about Social Security in 2018 Money & Credit November 2, 2017
Would you be able to survive on $1,369 a month? The most recent data from the Social Security Administration (SSA)…
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is
4 simple ways to start saving at a time when nobody else is Budgeting & Saving October 31, 2017
As memories of last decade's Great Recession fade away, Americans seem to have turned their backs on saving once again.…
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide?
Does your Vanguard portfolio include a company that contributes to genocide? Investing & Retirement October 30, 2017
For many years, money expert Clark Howard has recommended the Vanguard STAR Fund to parents and grandparents who wanted to…
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest
The best robo-advisors of 2017: A cheaper and easier way to invest Money & Credit October 28, 2017
It used to be that if finance befuddled you, you probably would have shied away from investing. But with the…
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea
Relying on the government to fund your retirement is a very bad idea Money & Credit October 27, 2017
Americans' most enduring retirement savings program has been at the center of a tax cut tussle between the White House…
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Know the right questions to ask of a fee-only financial advisor Investing & Retirement October 24, 2017
Money expert Clark Howard puts a lot of emphasis on you taking control of your financial future by investing. When…
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Invest better: 15 new ETFs with expenses so tiny you need a microscope to see them! Investing & Retirement October 17, 2017
Another financial services firm is ready to give the likes of BlackRock and Vanguard a run for their money in…
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Financial advisor designations: This free tool sorts through the alphabet soup Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
Getting investing advice sometimes involves a lot of wading through alphabet soup — IRAs, 401(k)s, CFPs, CFAs... All the acronyms can…
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Time to invest? Bitcoin tops the $5,000 mark Investing & Retirement October 12, 2017
It's been called a "fraud" and a "folly" by the financial establishment and prestigious economists alike. Those who trade in…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn’t rocket science. It’s first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
Sharing a bank account with an elderly parent can be risky
Sharing a bank account with an elderly parent can be risky Money & Credit September 7, 2017
Sharing a joint bank account with an elderly parent seems like the obvious choice when you’re tasked with managing his…
6 ways to stretch your retirement income
6 ways to stretch your retirement income Money & Credit August 18, 2017
Retirement can be a polarizing thought for millions of Americans. On one hand, it represents the freedom to sleep late, travel,…
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings
How Americans are wasting $1.7 trillion in retirement savings Money & Credit August 7, 2017
It's no secret that many Americans have a bad habit of wasteful spending. While some people don't realize just how…
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k)
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k) Money & Credit August 2, 2017
Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney magazine once called 'The Dumbest Investment Move' in your 401(k) at work? I…
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How much to save each month to have $1 million in retirement Saving For Retirement July 24, 2017
A 20-year-old worker who saves just $10 a day for the rest of their working lifetime will have $1 million…
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Squirrel away money for the future with Acorns — one purchase at a time Investing & Retirement July 21, 2017
It's a new day for investors thanks to a fresh crop of financial technology companies that let you start investing…
Investment Guide: Advanced Investors
Investment Guide: Advanced Investors 401k Plans And Payouts July 14, 2017
There's good news for the advanced investor. The price war between Fidelity, Vanguard and Charles Schwab is continually heating up.…
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6 ways to start investing when you only have $100 or less Money & Credit July 14, 2017
When it comes to investing, keeping costs low is the name of the game. That's because management fees and annual…
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy
Retire sooner using the ‘Fill The Gap’ strategy Investing & Retirement July 7, 2017
How much money do you need to retire? To hear Wall Street tell it, you need to amass between $1…
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10 cheap places to retire that offer great quality of life Money & Credit June 28, 2017
When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life…
15 things that are cheaper in retirement
15 things that are cheaper in retirement Investing & Retirement June 15, 2017
Life isn't cheap and saving for retirement isn't always easy. But once you hit that magical age, you can begin…
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