10.03.16
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Roth IRA vs. 529 Plan: Which Is Best for College Savings?

College is expensive, and the cost continues to rise. It’s enough to make any parent nervous about whether they’ll be able to provide their children

09.26.16
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Best Online Brokers for Beginners

Meet the Author Jeff Reeves is a financial commentator with 20 years of newsroom and stock market experience. His work has appeared in numerous finance

09.23.16
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Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA: Retirement Showdown

An IRA, or individual retirement account, offers a tax-advantaged way to sock away money for retirement. There are actually many types of IRAs, but for most

09.21.16
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First-Time Home Buyer? Check Out These Helpful Programs

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you undoubtedly have that mix of excitement and fear we all experience. The thrill of owning a house coupled

09.16.16

TD Ameritrade Review

TD Ameritrade’s prices are slightly higher than its competitors, but the services it provides more than make up for it. is one of the largest

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Best Day Trading Platforms of 2016

There’s a lot of talk these days about index investing and passive money management. Many investment firms are streamlining operations to reduce their expenses and

09.16.16
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Five Things You Should Know About Working With a Mortgage Broker

Maybe mortgage broker is a term you’ve heard in your travels, but you’re unsure how it fits in with your plan to buy the home of

09.10.16
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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

How much does it cost to sell a house? The truth is, how much you’ll pay to sell your home depends on a number of factors. For

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Why Retirement Is Out and Financial Independence Is In

“How late it is to begin to live just when we must cease to live. What foolish forgetfulness of mortality to postpone wholesome plans to

08.30.16
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2016 IRA Contribution Limits and Rules

Whether you don’t have access to a work-sponsored retirement plan, you’re unimpressed with your 401(k), or you simply want to save more each year, an IRA is a

08.23.16
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E*Trade vs. TD Ameritrade

In the age of the internet, average investors are able to control and closely monitor their own investments through online stock brokerages in a way that never

08.22.16
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What to Do If Your 401(k) Stinks

Your 401(k) is often the easiest place to start investing because the account is already set up for you and your contributions can automatically be

08.19.16
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How to Find the Best CD Rates in 2016

The first thing you should ask yourself before searching for the best CD rates is how long you’re OK being without your money. Maybe you’re

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Best Online Stock Trading Brokers for 2016

I’ve had an online stock trading account since I was 13 years old. I’ve used at least a dozen of the best online stock trading

08.17.16
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How and Where to Open a Roth IRA

A Roth IRA is one of the coolest parts of the tax code. Basically, you put aside money for retirement that you’ve already paid taxes on.

08.11.16
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The Six Things I Care About Most When Looking at an Investment

For most people, one of the most intimidating parts of signing up for a 401(k) or a Roth IRA or another investment account is looking

08.08.16
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How to Choose the Right Retirement Account

You want your retirement savings working as hard for you as possible. The harder your money works, the quicker you’ll get to retirement, and the

08.07.16
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Five Home Flaws Worth Overlooking for a Better Deal

By almost any standard, it’s a competitive housing market out there. National real estate brokerage Redfin said June marked the fastest and most competitive housing market since the

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