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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....

Diving Into Mutual Funds

You may have heard the phrase, "A mutual fund is a like a basket of stocks." (Here, we compared a mutual fund to a box of wines.) Now it's time to explore what that really means, as part of our new Investing 101 series. When you buy shares of a...

How to Open an IRA

When we met Ashley on Monday, she was pacing the floor, worried about her future savings—when suddenly she got the news that her mother had already opened a Roth IRA in her name. This raised several questions for Ashley, and a particular one for...

Helping Ashley Start Her IRA

We recently heard from Ashley, 25, a documentary filmmaker in Seattle: "How do I get started on an IRA? Or a Roth? I want $340,000 in 30 years!" We offered to help Ashley launch her retirement account, and she agreed to share her saga, as it...

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