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401k Contribution Limits for 2016

If you work for a traditional employer, there’s a good chance you’re saving for retirement in a 401k (or some variant, such as a 403b for

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Why You’re Guaranteed to Lose Money in the Stock Market

Let’s say you loan me $10 dollars and a few months later I haven’t paid you back. So you ask me for your money, and

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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

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Best Online Brokers for Beginners

I started managing my own money in a brokerage account almost 10 years ago. I had a little bit of money saved, and I didn’t

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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

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Best Roth IRA Accounts for 2016

Many people default to using a financial advisor to set up and manage their Roth IRA, and if you have a complex financial situation, that’s probably

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Do Non-Deductible IRA Contributions Ever Make Sense?

Traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs are fantastic retirement accounts, but not everyone is allowed take advantage of the tax benefits they offer. Roth IRAs are

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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

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Five Key Things to Think About If You’re Considering a Path to Early Retirement

Going down a path toward retiring early, whether you’re in the middle of your career and looking to just shave a few years off or

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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

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Your Vision for Retirement – and How to Save for It

Retirement means different things to different people. To my parents, it largely means a simple day-to-day life. It means plenty of time to engage in

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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

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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

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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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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.

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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

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Why and How to Open a Roth IRA for Your Child

The Roth IRA is one of the most powerful retirement tools available, giving you the benefits of tax-free growth and tax-free withdrawals. It’s also an

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Retirement Investing 101: The Basics of an IRA

One of the best strategies to save for retirement is to use a tax-advantaged account such as a 401(k) or 403(b) offered through your employer. However,

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