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ETF vs. Mutual Fund Showdown

Cats vs. dogs. Waxing vs. shaving. Clooney vs. Pitt. In the grand battles of personal preferences, what about mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? (Yes, we’d also rather talk Clooney and Pitt, but, hey, this is an investing column.) At...

What Banks Don't Know Can Hurt You

You know that mortgage rates are at historic lows. You salivate at the thought of knocking a big chunk off your monthly expenses. “Honey, we could save $350 a month if we refinance to a 7/1 ARM!” I screamed to my husband recently, after a refi...

What Does it Mean to “Short” a Stock?

When watching a sports game, would you bet on who’s going to lose? That’s essentially what “short-sellers” do: they bet that a stock, sector or broader benchmark will fall in price. (“Long investors” bet that prices will rise.) Here’s a simplified...

Global Thought Leaders: Willa Shalit Brings Women’s Goods to Market

The DailyWorth Global Thought Leader series features exclusive interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs and activists who are striving to improve women's lives around the world. Throughout her career, Willa Shalit has sought to empower women. She...

Change Your Benefits Plan and Save

It’s open enrollment season again—the annual window where you can sign up for (or adjust) your employee benefits. The ultimate benefit to you, of course, is the money you can save. To make sure you understand and maximize your package, check out...

The One-Fund Plan

If you’re stymied about where to start investing, consider a basic all-in-one fund called a target date fund that puts your financial plan on cruise control. Well, sort of. Let us explain: First, you pick a fund that’s targeted toward your desired...

Rollover Details You Need

When you leave a job, should your 401(k) account go with you? Many financial planners say yes. How come? You can move your 401(k) to an IRA at the brokerage firm or fund family of your choice, presumably giving you more (or better) investment...

AssetClass to Reflect Many Sides of Worth

Did you know that about 27% of high net-worth individuals around the world are now female? And the percentage of wealthy women in the United States is higher—about 37%, according to the World Wealth Report—so we’re headed in the right direction....

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