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Impact Investing: Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

This growing investment trend focuses on social and environmental causes as much as maximizing profits.

From Guilt to Sadness — How Emotions Affect Money Habits

We aren't particularly rational creatures when it comes to money. For example, my family’s recent house search left me underwhelmed — until I walked into what is now our home. I stopped dead in my tracks and knew it was the place for us, even...

IRA Accounts Are Tax-smart and Better Than Ever

Making meaningful contributions to IRAs has gotten a lot easier over the years. Back in 2002, annual contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA were limited to only $2,000. The opportunity to make deductible contributions to traditional IRAs was...

A Glossary of Basic Finance Terms: From ETF to Mutual Fund

You don’t have to be a finance whiz to manage your money well. But to truly have a handle on your finances and meet your goals, you need to amass some basic financial knowledge. The more you understand, the more successful you’ll be — even if...

Money Talks: How Can I Invest in Education?

Passionate about education technology? Make your voice heard by becoming an angel investor.

How Happy Hour Can Make You a Smarter Investor

Spend informal time with your colleagues to tap into their expertise.

7 Tax Return Screw-ups to Avoid

After Dec. 31, there’s nothing you can do to affect your taxes for the year that just passed, right? Not so. There are many things you can do before you file to screw up your return. We’re talking about the filing blunders that can increase your...

3 Common Myths About Women and Money

A lot of what I know about investing I learned from women: my mother, personal finance pioneers Sylvia Porter and Jane Bryant Quinn, and a host of smart Certified Financial Planners. They weren't timid. They took risks. They made money. Yet we're...

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