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5 Places to Cut Yourself Off

Trying to rein in your spending? Forget vague vows like “tightening your belt” and institute a hardcore No-Spend Zone in just one area. Some ideas: No-Spend Zone 1: When you leave the house. Picking up a prescription? Grabbing pizza—er,...

How High's Your Risk Tolerance?

A lot of lingo gets thrown around when people talk about retirement planning: asset allocation, diversification, passive versus active investing. But there’s an essential investing concept that merits a closer look because it’s often folded into...

Saving for the Small Stuff

It’s easy to get overly focused on (and worried about) saving for the big purchases, the long-term goals. For balance, sprinkle your savings plan with things you can save for today: A new suit. That eco-skillet you’ve had your eye on. New...

Your Fall Reading Assignment

With fall nearly here, it’s time to set aside the summer beach reads and move on to more serious fare. (But did you read The Paris Wife? Good stuff.)So what about an investing book? Before you recoil in horror, let us direct you to the classic...

A Lesson in Wall Street Slang

Wall Street’s traders are known for their, um, colorful language. Much of it is NSFW (not safe for work), but some of it is quirky and useful to know: Catch a Falling Knife: This refers to investors who try to time the bottom of a stock or stock...

A Budgeting Solution to Keep You Sane

I’ve always been a yo-yo budgeter. Some months I'd be the DailyWorth poster-child for clarity; in other months I'd fall into a Money Coma, resulting in over-spending. Then, I came up with an ingenious solution: I took the old tactic of multiple...

A Simple Attack Plan for Retirement

When I started working with Julie for the Money Fix, she was great with budgeting and saving—but investing overwhelmed her. So I drew up a simple action plan. Research investment options. Julie has a military service background, which means she...

Niche ETFs Are Sprouting All Over

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) that follows the new “cloud” computing industry (SKYY)? Check!. The lithium sector (LIT)? Yep. What about the future price of corn (CORN)? You got it.Exchange-traded funds—the nimble cousins to index mutual funds—can...

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