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The Dow is Soaring -- Time to Dive In?

It's not too late to get into the market. But where you put your money matters.

IRA vs. 401(k) - What's the Difference?

Thinking of saving money for your golden years? Good thinking. You’re never too young to start stuffing the coffers. Two popular retirement investment vehicles worth considering are the 401(k) and the traditional IRA (or individual retirement...

3 Reasons to Fire Your Planner

It has been a terrible year. Your investments got clobbered, and you have no idea where you stand in terms of your overall financial plan.Is it time to fire your financial adviser?Maybe. The following reality checks will help you decide: Focus....

Why Your Nest Isn't a Nest Egg

The single worst thing the real estate boom did to average Americans was creating a fantasy that you could count on your home equity as part of your retirement plan. But national average home prices have fallen almost 40% since 2008—putting a...

The Female Financial Paradox

This week’s TIME cover feature explores an amazing phenomenon: Women could soon outpace men as the primary household earners.  What they’ve missed is the powerful, but sadder story within this trend: Female breadwinners may be on the rise, but...

Investments That Make The World Better

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is one way to feel good while doing good, for the world as well as your pocketbook. But trying to define SRI companies isn’t black-and-white. Some investors value how “green” the company is more than diversity...

When Debt Can Make You Richer

What do the very rich know that the rest of us don’t? That the D-word—that would be debt—can actually be a tool for building wealth.After the financial disasters of the last five years, that may seem counterintuitive, to say the least. But...


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