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  1. Financial Success and Prosperity Starts Here

    Regardless of how much money you make, this is the key to achieving success and prosperity as you pursue the American Dream.
  2. Parents: Financial Planning Tips for You & Your Kids

    The financial decisions parents make every day become lessons that their children learn and will use in the future.
  3. What to Look for When Looking for Financial Advice

    Good financial advice is timeless and timely; it never goes out of style. Here's how to identify the best type of advice ...
  4. How to Make a Solid Annual Rebalancing Plan

    An annual portfolio rebalancing plan can preserve your original asset allocation and reduce risk while improving overall ...
  5. A State of the Union Review of Your Financial Plans

    Every year, the U.S. president does a holistic assessment of the country through a "State of the Union." Here's why your ...
  6. How Does Wisebanyan Make Money?

    Touted as the world's "first free financial advisor," Wisebanyan's unique platform allows clients to begin investing money ...
  7. Samsung's Absurd History: From Fish to Riches to Shame

    First, you're known for poor quality. Then you're the envy of the mobile world. Then you're banned from planes.
  8. Mimicking Robo-Advisor Trades: Pros & Cons

    Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of mimicking robo-advisors.
  9. With Trump, Bond Bubble Is Out, Inflation Is In

    Trump promises to end an era of free trade and central bank hegemony.
  10. Don't Blame Big Data for Pollsters' Failings (AAPL, GOOGL)

    As it turned out, listening to a wider set of data played a role in the Trump victory, but the pollsters need to catch up ...
  11. The Facebook-Google Duopoly: How It Crushes Rivals

    Facebook and Google dominate 85% of the mobile advertising market - and that could make them the target of antitrust regulators ...
  12. Is there any way to opt out of paying Social Security?

    Understand more about the purpose of the Social Security system and learn which groups of taxpayers are automatically exempt ...
  13. Retirees Are Falling Short in This One Special Area

    Here's why many of the thousands of people retiring revery day are less prepared for retirement than ever before.
  14. Senior Living REITs: Good for Your Portfolio?

    Even if REITs are already part of your investment portfolio, senior living REITs might be a smart addition, provided you ...
  15. 6 Tips For Renting An Apartment

    Find out what you can do to find a fabulous apartment to fit your budget.
  16. What to Know About the SEC's Third-Party Exam Rule

    The SEC has given a proposal to board members that calls to outsource the advisor exam process to a third party, but the ...
  17. What Happens to Trump's Businesses When He Becomes President

    President-elect Trump plans to put his businesses into a blind trust to avoid conflicts of interest in office.
  18. Technology’s Role in DOL Fiduciary Rule Compliance

    Incorporating the right technology is a crucial, early step to comply with the new fiduciary rule.
  19. 4 Ways to Connect with Clients on LinkedIn

    Here are four simple ways to connect with clients and prospects on LinkedIn.
  20. How to Manage 529 Plans for Maximum Financial Aid

    Understand how different types of 529 plans affect financial aid, and you'll increase your possibility of getting funds.
  21. Why Broker-Dealers Disagree on Commissions in Retirement Plans

    Morgan Stanley and Ameriprise plan to continue charging their clients commissions in their retirement accounts despite the ...
  22. The Best Way to Help Your Parents Buy a Home

    If your are thinking of assisting your folks with a home purchase, be sure you understand the financial consequences before ...
  23. Military Families and Life Insurance: What to Know

    Here's an overview of what life insurance should address, with five considerations that should help determine how much coverage ...
  24. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You? (SSO, DDM)

    This specialty vehicle promises dramatic short-term results, but can also magnify risk.
  25. 5 Things to Know About Investment Policy Statements

    Investment policy statements help guide individual investors. Here are five things to consider when putting one together. ...
  26. Look for These Traits When Choosing an Advisor

    These are the traits to look for when choosing an advisor.
  27. What Would Your Tax Plan Be if You Won $1 Million?

    If you won $1 million, would it make sense tax-wise to take a lump sum or a 20-year pay out?
  28. Small Business Owners: Take Advantage of Networking

    What do we really get out of going to networking events? A lot, actually—if you follow up.
  29. The Flaws in 403(b) Retirement Plans for Teachers

    Here's a look at the many issues with teacher retirement plans, also known as 403(b) plans.
  30. Employee Stock Purchase Plans Come With Certain Risks

    Those who do the following with their employee stock purchase plan put themselves in financial peril.
  31. Getting a Mortgage vs. Paying Cash for Investment Properties

    Is it better to pay for investment property with cash or to take the leveraged approach? We break down the pros and cons ...
  32. How to Help Clients Avoid Late IRA Rollovers

    Here are the things advisors need to consider when advising clients on late IRA rollovers.
  33. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Learn about the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs.
  34. What Does an "Unsuitable” Variable Annuity Look Like?

    FINRA recently levied fines on a number of firms because they sold variable annuities that the regulator considered to be ...
  35. When an Estate-Planning Consultant Makes Sense

    Hiring a certified estate-planning consultant is almost never a bad idea, especially as the cost of a mistake can be years ...
  36. Should You Bite on Dental Insurance?

    Don't pay for a plan that won't cover your pearly whites when you need it to.
  37. International Leaders React to Trump's Victory

    After the unexpected result of the presidential elections 2016 in the Unites States, global leaders reacted by extending ...
  38. Should You Have a Supplemental Retirement Plan?

    A supplemental retirement plan can enhance your ability to set aside money for retirement when you've exhausted other savings ...
  39. Understanding First Mover Advantage

    Someone has to be first into a market. Find out when this can be an advantage for a company (and when it's not).
  40. 7 Useful Travel Tips to Navigate Holiday Horrors

    Make holiday travel a little less crazy this year (and next) by following these tips.
  41. Advisors: Don’t Let Clients Chase ETF Returns

    The ease of trading ETFs has some investors chasing performance. Here's how advisors can help clients avoid making mistakes. ...
  42. Why You Need to Update Retirement Account Beneficiaries

    The designation of beneficiaries in retirement accounts takes precedence over a will. Don't forget to keep them updated. ...
  43. Here's Your End of the Year Financial Checklist

    Here’s a checklist for some financial housekeeping that can be addressed now—before you’re up to your neck in gift wrap and ...
  44. How to Talk to Clients After the Election

    Here are a few points to consider when talking with clients about the election to help them stay focused on their long-term ...
  45. How Income Taxes Could Change Under President Trump

    Different tax benefits for families, changes in tax brackets and what could happen to mortgage interest deductions with President ...
  46. Protect Yourself from the Stress of a Job Loss

    Here are three steps to proactively head off the stress of losing a job.
  47. Dear Investors, Trump Won. Now Take a Deep Breath.

    The best investing advice after this election? Stay calm. And get yourself a good investing process.
  48. 7 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Money

    There are some universal concepts that we need to begin to embrace with our children. Here are seven of them.
  49. You Should Start Paying Attention to Your Finances Now

    Ignoring your finances altogether will hurt you more than forcing yourself to deal with them routinely. Here are some tips ...
  50. Which Emerging Markets Win and Lose Under Trump?

    The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president sets the world stage for some clear winners and losers.
  51. 5 Things You Shouldn't Tell Your Mortgage Broker

    Applying for a mortgage can be a strenuous process. Here are five things to avoid doing when meeting with your mortgage broker. ...
  52. Election Volatility Had You Spooked? Think of Your Goals

    If volatility leading up to Nov. 8, and a futures plunge on election night had you skittish, think of your why you're investing ...
  53. A 12-Step Plan for Better Advisor Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity represents a growing risk for advisors. Here is a 12-step blueprint to implement a plan while also keeping ...
  54. Why Cold Calling Still Works for Advisors

    Cold calling is the second most frequent way financial advisors land new clients. Here's how to reach out to clients in this ...
  55. Impact of Continuing to Work in Retirement

    What if you just kept working instead of retiring when you reach 65 or 66? Here's how to calculate how it would affect your ...
  56. What Trump's Presidency Means for Advisors, Retirement

    How could the Trump Administration's policies impact financial advisors and savers?
  57. How to Prepare for the Stages of a Divorce

    Divorce is about working through a life-transforming and emotional experience while also beginning to paint a new canvas ...
  58. How You Could Have Made Money Between the Trump Win and Opening Bell

    There's money to be made on election night, even after the markets close. Here's how you could have done it last night.
  59. Online Estate Planning: Is It Right for You?

    Although online estate planning can save you time and money, it’s not the smartest option for everyone. Here are some factors ...
  60. A Look at the Senior Safe Act

    The Senior Safe Act aims to protect seniors from financial scams, and provide a more effective way to find and prosecute ...
  61. Where Do Campaign Contributions Go After Elections?

    Learn about what those contributions are used for when the candidate is no longer running.
  62. Hillary Clinton Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about Hillary Clinton's early life in Chicago, her years in Arkansas with her husband, and her time as first lady, ...
  63. Donald Trump's Success Story

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  64. What Does the Election Result Mean for Investors?

    Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election. What should investors make of the result?
  65. Can Trump Roll Back the Fiduciary Rule?

    Donald Trump's improbable election and support for scaling back government regulations means that the DOL fiduciary rule ...
  66. Why Economically Stressed Voters Made Trump President

    The underlying reasons Donald Trump will be America's 45th president and where we go from here.
  67. Add It Up: Key Retirement Numbers

    Learn these magic numbers for a comfortable retirement. Here's how one investment manager calculates how much you'll need.
  68. The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Weed

    As more states vote in favor of legalizing weed, here's a look at the economic benefits to state economies.
  69. Can You Retire In Italy With $200,000 of Savings?

    The secret: If you want to live in Italy on a budget, you need to live like an Italian, not like an American movie star.
  70. Always Ask How Your Financial Advisor Gets Paid

    These are three ways advisors get paid. Some of them might surprise you.
  71. Benefits: The New Battleground for Talent

    Top companies are starting to look at benefits as the new battleground for talent, but are they looking in the right place?
  72. How Small Businesses Can Hire & Keep Top Employees

    Here is how small business owners can find the right employees, help them succeed and stay engaged at the company.
  73. Why Mortgage Lenders Need Your Tax Return

    Following the collapse of mortgages securities during the Great Recession, the screening process for obtaining a mortgage ...
  74. Thinking About Stock Picking Like Fantasy Football

    You can think about picking your fantasy football team in much the same way that you think about picking stocks.
  75. Avoid These 4 Roth IRA Mistakes in Estate Planning

    Beneficiaries will not be able to maximize their tax savings with a Roth IRA unless it is passed down in a certain manner.
  76. How to Protect Your Assets From Cyber Thieves

    Taking these precautions can keep you a step ahead of identity thieves and fraudsters.
  77. 5 Debt Plan Considerations for Military Families

    Before you sign up for a debt management plan, here are five things to consider.
  78. Donald Trump's Real Net Worth: $3.5 billion

    Trump says he's worth $10 billion, but outside estimates say that Trump's net worth is actually $3.5 billion.
  79. This Is How Donald Trump Actually Got Rich

    Find out how "The Donald" got his start, where he made his fortunes and why Donald Trump used the power of brand recognition ...
  80. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs (VXX, VIX)

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  81. What Clinton's Presidency Would Mean for Advisors, Retirement

    If Hillary Clinton is elected to the presidency, her tax plans could have a big impact on economic growth and retirement ...
  82. Money Market Rates: Finding the Best Accounts in 2016

    This helpful rate calculator quickly shows you where to find the highest interest rate on a money market account.
  83. 7 Ways to Reduce Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    When it comes to retirement, one of the big, unknown costs can be healthcare. Finding ways to reduce those costs is a necessity ...
  84. Are You Losing Women Clients Because of This Behavior?

    Here's how "mansplaining" might be affecting your practice and how to stop.
  85. The Flaws of Technical Analysis When Picking Stocks

    Is technical analysis of stocks an accurate science, and a worthwhile endeavor?
  86. As J.P. Morgan Shares Go Higher, So Possibly Goes the Market (JPM)

    Historically, the S&P 500 has tracked JPM.
  87. Will 30-Somethings Ever Be Able to Retire?

    If you're in your 30s now, you may be wondering when, if ever, you'll be able to retire. Here's what you should consider.
  88. How to Rake In Referrals for Your Advisory Firm

    Referral business constitutes the lifeline of revenue that many financial advisory firms depend on. Here's what you can do ...
  89. 5 Things You Need to Know About Disability Insurance

    It's important to understand the true value of your ability to earn income, and to make sure it's protected.
  90. Social Security and Medicare: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand?

    Changes will have to be made (and made soon) to preserve Social Security and Medicare for future generations. So why isn't ...
  91. President Donald Trump: The Road to Victory

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party to its core.
  92. An Investor's Guide to the New DOL Fiduciary Rule

    This is what the DOL's new fiduciary rule means for investors and the types of advisors who serve them.
  93. Tech Firms Making Fiduciary Rule Compliance Easier

    Several companies have stepped forward to provide the financial advisory industry with assistance in achieving compliance ...
  94. Passive Investing: A Look at the Benefits

    These are the benefits of a passive, long-term investing strategy.
  95. Why Financial Advisors Love (and Hate) Donald Trump

    Based on personality, tax and economic policies, financial advisors are understandably split on Donald Trump. Here's what ...
  96. What Clinton's Stance on the Rich Means for Advisors

    Hillary Clinton’s references to a progressive approach to dealing with Wall Street and the wealthy has some advisors concerned.
  97. How to Prepare Your Children for Financial Independence

    Here's how to get your recent graduate on the road to financial independence.
  98. Small Business Owners: How to Deal With Stress

    As a small business owner, it's important to find ways to deal with your work stress so you can enjoy life's ride.
  99. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  100. Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs (XIV, SVXY)

    These two exchange-traded products offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, but have a different degree of credit risk. ...
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