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Investing

Why Cash Is Queen

You probably think of cash in your wallet (for spending and bills) as separate from the cash you contribute to your retirement account. But as a woman, you need to think of those day-to-day dollars in investing terms as well, especially when you...

The Maddening Task of Calculating Retirement

Every couple of years I force myself to calculate what my mythical retirement amount might be. And every couple of years, I emerge from this pursuit looking like Wile E. Coyote, after the Road Runner has run him off a cliff.The truth: You need at...

Why You Need a Financial Road Map

At some point you said, “Here’s what I want my life to be.” College. Career. Family. But if you’re like many women, you overlooked your financial road map. The road map for women is different—more quirky and complex—than the one typically found in...

Introducing AssetClass

Why start a new investing series on DailyWorth?DailyWorth's Amanda Steinberg and MP Dunleavey announce AssetClass. Because over the years, we've heard countless stories like these: Suzanne has $60,000 sitting in a money market account because...

Why is Rolling Over My 401k So Doggone Tough?

I’ve been meaning to roll over my 401k ever since I left my job in 2008. Like many financial chores, it seemed like a pain—even though every personal finance expert makes it sound like rollovers are a snap. News flash: They’re wrong. First, the...

Survey Says: Women Drop the Ball on Retirement

In case you’re sick of hearing the same old story about women and retirement—women earn less, save less, feel less confident than men do, blah blah—imagine how we feel. We actually have to read all that data. And we’re sick of it, too. So when ING...

Diversifying Your Assets = Feeling More Secure

Diversification gets a lot of lip service in the investing world—but what does it actually mean for your portfolio? When you diversify, you allocate your money to different assets: stocks, bonds, cash, and maybe a fourth pile, like real estate....

Ditch the Age-Old Retirement Equation

It sounds like an old parlor trick: Subtract your age from 100—and the resulting number is the percentage of your retirement savings to put into stocks. The remainder (voila!) goes into bonds! By that logic, a 40-year-old would put 40% of her...

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