09.26.16
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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

09.22.16
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Best Roth IRA Accounts for 2016

A Roth IRA account is a great way to save for retirement. It allows you to pay taxes on contributions rather than distributions, and while

09.19.16
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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

09.02.16
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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

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

08.24.16
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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

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

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.

08.08.16
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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

07.25.16
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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

07.18.16
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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,

07.13.16
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What Is a Brokerage Account and How Do I Open One?

So you’ve got your emergency fund taken care of — great! Now what? While you need cash you can easily access in the event of an emergency, once

07.04.16
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Do Target-Date Retirement Funds Hit the Mark?

Target-date retirement funds were originally created by Barclays in 1993 as a way to make it easier for regular investors to get access to a

06.12.16
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Seven Big Investment Mistakes You’re Probably Making

It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very

05.29.16
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Four Reasons to Invest (That Have Nothing to Do With Retirement)

Everyone knows you’re supposed to be investing for retirement. But let’s be honest: That’s kind of a drag. Yes, it’s important to save and invest

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