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How to invest

A Mortgage that Pays

  Easy money Reverse mortgages sound like a godsend for older folks who need cash. But if your mom and dad are considering one, pay attention. Seniors who qualify can "reverse" their mortgage and withdraw a wad of home equity in the form of a...

The Gymnastics of Investing

Gotcha! Deep in DailyWorth headquarters, we are preoccupied with one thing: Building your worth. So when it comes to investing, we look for any way—including standing on our heads—to grab your attention. Pathetic? No. Cunning! Be honest: If you...

Do Green Funds Yield Greenbacks?

  For love, not money For years, investment pros looked askance at so-called socially responsible investing options (SRIs). Sure, investing in green causes was fine for tree-huggers. But nobody with an ounce of financial sense would pick values...

Your Retirement: On Target

  Fairytale gone wrong Once upon a time, about 15 years ago, a fierce dragon was terrorizing a small village... Wait, sorry! Wrong story. Back in the 1990s, a terrible retirement problem was looming. Traditional pension plans were disappearing,...

1 Hour to Big Savings

  Small things considered We love small steps here at DailyWorth. Money can be arduous and complicated—but who needs that? Rather than attempt a massive lifestyle overhaul (way too much effort!), it's smarter turn your financial life around with a...

What's the Difference Between Term and Permanent Life Insurance?

  Plan D You shudder to think about dying. But imagine if you died suddenly—and left your family with no financial cushion? "That's why life insurance should be at the top of your To Do list—but it isn't, because it makes you think about things...

The Sexy Side of Investing

  Investing has a sexy side? Well, it's not Lady Gaga sexy, but pretty close as far as the stock market goes. Meet Mr. Strong, Silent and Profitable—a.k.a. the index fund. What's so seductive about index funds? Pour yourself a cool beverage and...

Tickle Your Ticker

  Many of you have been following the Invest-Along-With-Ashley series, and we have a key update on the situation. As you may recall: Ashley was eager to start a retirement account—and learned her mom had opened a Roth IRA for her a few years ago....

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