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  1. Home Sale Contingencies: What Buyers And Sellers Need To Know

    Home sale contingencies protect buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another. Find out what buyers and sellers ...
  2. America’s Economy Is Slowing (Despite What Some Are Saying)

    The economic data is showing that we've entered the slower-growth phase of the business cycle.
  3. CDOs and the Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  4. How the Federal Reserve Affects Your Mortgage

    The Federal Reserve can impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently for mortgage borrowers when maintaining economic ...
  5. How Advisors Can Prepare for a Data Breach

    Data breaches are on the rise. Here's how advisors can prepare.
  6. How to Retire on a Cruise Ship with Less Than $1 Million

    Cruising the high seas permanently in retirement doesn't necessarily require a million-dollar nest egg.
  7. Four 401(k) Benefits You Should Take Advantage Of

    If you’re saving for retirement through your employer, there are certain 401(k) benefits that can make planning for retirement ...
  8. The 4 Essential Elements of a Retirement Plan

    Learn about the four essential elements of an effective retirement plan, including maximizing your contributions and understanding ...
  9. Use These 7 Tips to Save on Dec./Jan. Holiday Flights

    Here's how to save money on holiday travel by picking the cheapest flight times and destinations - and taking advantage of ...
  10. How a Roth IRA Works After Retirement

    What retirees need to know about taxes, distributions and passing on your unspent savings to the next generation.
  11. Healthcare Documents You Need In Place Right Now

    If you become incapacitated, here are some documents that should be in place to say who is authorized to speak on your behalf.
  12. The Best Life Insurance for Military Families

    Two of the most common types of life insurance are term and whole life. Here's why the latter isn't a good idea for most ...
  13. What to Tell Clients About New Money Market Rules

    New money market rules will have little impact on clients. Here's what to tell them if they ask.
  14. Why You Should Ignore the Buy Low, Sell High Rule

    Here's why the often quoted buy low, sell high rule is a bad idea, and what you should replace it with.
  15. Asset Allocation: Are You Invested Wisely?

    The right asset allocation strategy means that you will stick with it through bear and bull markets.
  16. 3 Crucial Tips for Living Within Your Means

    Looking to live within your means? Here are three tips to get you started.
  17. How to Help Clients Reduce Student Loan Debt

    Student loans can keep clients from financial goals such as saving for retirement. Here's how advisors can help their clients ...
  18. Surprise! The Best Long-term Bond Investment May Be Savings Bonds

    A 20-year Series EE savings bond pays more interest than a 20-year Treasury bond. So are government-issued long-term bonds ...
  19. Are High 401(k) Fees Putting Your Retirement At Risk?

    Research shows that most people don't know they are paying any fees in their 401(k) plan. These fees can eat away at investments.
  20. Long-Term Care Expenses: What You Should Know

    Being prepared for long-term care is a critical element of financial planning. Here's what it costs.
  21. How to Go High-Profile with Your Advisory Firm's Website

    Here's what you can do to turn your website into a high profile one and generate a larger volume of traffic.
  22. Top 3 Questions to Ask of Your Advisor Website

    Here are three ways to tell if an advisor's website is as impactful and useful as it should be.
  23. Advisors: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Tech Addiction

    Here's how tech addiction relates to financial advisors and how they can avoid the problem of losing productivity to it in ...
  24. Female Breadwinners: Outsource the Necessities

    How might hiring help for household chores and other pieces of your daily routine reduce stress and increase happiness for ...
  25. Many Advisors Not Prepared for Tech Transformation

    Financial advisors are not well prepared for technology’s transformation of their industry, a PwC report reveals.
  26. Teachers: Get Schooled on Your Retirement Strategies

    If you're a teacher, you have unique circumstances when it comes to planning for a successful retirement. It's important ...
  27. How Hard Work Leads to Investment Success

    Successful investing isn't easy. It takes hard work to stick with your chosen path.
  28. Will the New President Impact Your Portfolio?

    The U.S. President is often called the most powerful person in the world, but they don’t run the economy any more than they ...
  29. Managing Personal Finances: Your Annual Self-Check

    Taking a step back and assessing your personal finances each year can show how well you're doing with saving and what's needed ...
  30. Health Savings Accounts: What You Need to Know

    The the popularity of Health Savings Accounts is on the rise. Here's how they work.
  31. Update Your Investment Plan With These 3 Steps

    Periodically updating your investment plan helps keep you on track to achieving your long-term goals. Here are three key ...
  32. Advisors: Yes, Wealthy Investors Are Reading Your Blogs

    Advisors who don’t blog are missing out on connecting with current or potential clients, especially high net worth ones. ...
  33. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  34. Retirement Investment Strategies by Age

    Saving and investing for retirement ideally should begin the moment you start working — if not before — and continue well ...
  35. 4 Key Factors That Drive The Real Estate Market

    Whether you are investing directly or indirectly in property, you need to know the factors that affect its value.
  36. RIAs: Where to Find Their Conflicts of Interest

    Here are five big conflicts of interest that financial advisors—and their clients—may want to watch out for.
  37. How to Keep Life Insurance Costs Down

    Curbing all costs and expenses is a priority for most people and buying life insurance is no different. Here's how to go ...
  38. How to Keep Accounts Safe From Cyber Criminals

    With the advancement of financial technology online comes the risk of criminals who try to hack your accounts. Here's how ...
  39. What Are The Pros and Cons Of A 15-Year Mortgage?

    The shorter term, and higher monthly payment, are only part of the picture.
  40. The Top Five Alibaba Shareholders in 2016

    Alibaba has cooled a bit since it's IPO in 2014, but the major shareholders have held steady. Here are the top five.
  41. Americans' Biggest Retirement Fear: Outliving Money

    No matter how strong your retirement plan may be, longevity risk - the fear of outliving your money - is real. How are Americans ...
  42. Why Financial Advisors Need to Use Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a free tool that advisors can use to monitoring website traffic and improving digital marketing efforts. ...
  43. How an Opt-In Box Can Grow Your Email List

    Email is powerful for communicating with your financial advisory clients and nurturing prospects. Here are some tips on how ...
  44. 2 ETFs That Hedge Dividend Stocks (DFND, DIVA)

    These two ETFs hedge dividend stocks by employing a long-short strategy.
  45. 4 Common Active Trading Strategies

    Learn four of the most popular active trading strategies and why active trading isn't limited to professional traders anymore. ...
  46. Start a Side Gig for Extra Cash and Fulfillment

    Have you ever thought about getting a second job? Another income source can add a lot to your life. Here's how to get started ...
  47. The High Dividend Stock Strategy: Pros and Cons

    While high dividend stocks offer an income opportunity, careful consideration is essential before investing in them.
  48. Retirees: 7 Lessons from 2008 for the Next Crisis

    When the last big market crisis hit, many retirees ran to the sidelines. Next time, there are better ways to manage your ...
  49. Taking Your Personal Financial Inventory

    Taking a step back and assessing your personal finances each year can show how well you're doing with saving and what's needed ...
  50. Too Much Debt For a Mortgage?

    Just because a lender is willing to offer you a loan doesn't mean you should take it.
  51. Top 5 Most Expensive Superyachts in the World

    Want to know what the world's most expensive private yachts are like? Here's a list of the five largest superyachts on the ...
  52. It's Not Just Trump: Meet the HINTs (High Income, No Taxes)

    Donald Trump may be the most flamboyant example, but so many affluent Americans don't pay taxes that the IRS even has a nickname ...
  53. 10 Ways to Save Your Retirement: It's Not Too Late

    It's not too late to start saving for your retirement, even if you took longer to start thinking about it and doing something ...
  54. 9 Businesses That Thrive In Recession

    Some companies improve their bottom line as many people make more conservative decisions with money during a recession.
  55. Can Robo-Advisors Meet the Fiduciary Standard?

    The advent of robo-advisors has broached the question of whether they should also be regulated like traditional advisors.
  56. 3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency

    Ever since world currencies abandoned the gold standard and allowed their exchange rates to float freely against each other, ...
  57. Here's How Your Wealthy Clients Use Social Media

    How dependent wealthy investors are on advisors can indicate how they use social media. So here's insight into how millionaires ...
  58. 5 Ways To Measure Mutual Fund Risk

    These statistical measurements highlight how to mitigate risk and increase rewards.
  59. Smart Beta Bond ETFs: A Niche to Watch (BYLD, FIBR)

    While smart beta fixed-income funds represent a fairly small niche, the market for them is likely to increase in the future. ...
  60. Financial Independence Is More Than Just A Number

    Managing financial independence is not a set-it-and-forget-it thing. Maintaining a balance between lifestyle and your financial ...
  61. 5 Economic Concepts Consumers Need To Know

    A solid understanding of economics helps build a strong foundation in almost every area of life.
  62. Advisors: 5 Tips for Modernizing Your Practice

    These five steps will help you stay on top of innovation and improve your financial advisory practice.
  63. Fiduciary Rule May Push ETF Assets to $10 Trillion

    Assets in exchange-traded products could hit $10 trillion by 2020 in the wake of the new fiduciary rule.
  64. 3 Secrets Of Successful Companies

    Make smart investments by spotting up-and-coming success stories early.
  65. Start Your Financial Plan by Talking About Money

    The ability to take control of your financial life and determine what wealth means to you begin with a simple conversation.
  66. What Not To Say In A Job Interview

    Don't let your nerves get the best of you during a job interview, and avoid these major flubs.
  67. 5 Tough Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

    Don't get caught unprepared when your prospective employer throws these questions at you in the interview.
  68. Tax Deductions on Mortgage Interest

    If you're a homeowner, this is one item you want to understand and use on your return.
  69. Mutual Fund Fees: Here's What You're Paying For

    It is important to understand mutual funds fees so that you know what you are paying and to whom, and how that impacts your ...
  70. Top 4 Mistakes That Cause Futures Traders To Fail

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  71. Don't Get Scammed by Fake IRS Phone Calls

    There's been an increase in fraudulent phone calls and emails from people pretending to be the IRS. Here's how to know if ...
  72. Understanding How Exchange-Traded Funds Work

    An in depth look at how ETFs work and what investors need to consider when deciding if they should invest in these popular ...
  73. Estate Planning for Beginners, Part One

    Where do you start with estate planning? Here's a helpful outline to make sure your assets go where you want them to in the ...
  74. Hybrid Robo-Advisors to Outpace Pure Robos: Study

    A recent study projects that hybrid robo-advisors will manage 10% of all investable worldwide assets by 2025.
  75. 7 Critical Website Principles You Should Follow

    Since website design is just as important as functionality, here are seven basic principles you should know to keep your ...
  76. Trump vs. Clinton's Economic Policies: What Wall Street Thinks

    In terms of spending, regulation, trade, healthcare and immigration, this election offers an uneven mix of hopes, threats, ...
  77. Ten Social Security Questions Everyone Asks

    The average American doesn’t know enough about Social Security. Here are answers to 10 of the more common questions people ...
  78. What Is and Isn't Covered by Homeowners Insurance

    Understanding what your insurance covers can be confusing. Learn what almost all insurance policies have in common so you're ...
  79. How Advisors Can Be Entrepreneurs Not Salespeople

    The industry is evolving so that advisors are becoming behavior managers and business owners instead of product salespeople.
  80. Merrill Drops Commission Retirement Offerings

    In the wake of the fiduciary rule, Merrill Lynch is dropping commission-based transactions from all of its retirement accounts.
  81. Fee-Only Financial Advisors: What You Need to Know

    Are you considering hiring a fee-only financial advisor or one who is compensated via commissions? Read this first.
  82. Top Tips for Retirement Account Withdrawals

    Top things you need to know when it comes to managing the complex task of retirement account withdrawals.
  83. How to Help Women Who Are Single in Retirement

    The majority of women over the age of 65 are single. Here are five ways advisors can help these clients prepare for and manage ...
  84. Why You Should Skip Mutual Funds and Go for ETFs

    Many people debate the merits of mutual funds versus ETFs. Here are some reasons why ETFs should come out on top.
  85. Social Security Tips for Divorced Retirees

    These tips will help divorced retirees navigate recent changes to the laws covering Social Security benefits.
  86. How to Make Your Own Retirement Fund

    Making sure you have a large enough nest egg to retire on is a challenge. Here's how to accomplish the task, one step at ...
  87. How to Make Your Car Less of an Expense

    The cost of a car can be a sinkhole for your money. Here are a few ways to save money when you're buying your next car.
  88. 529 Plans: Your Most Pressing Questions Answered

    When parents start preparing for college costs, here are the most commonly asked questions about 529 plans.
  89. Adding Personal Finance to Your Kids' Curriculum

    As a parent, you can help your child be smart about finance by teaching them a few core principles. Here are the basics that ...
  90. Best Possible Retirement: 4 Things You Can Control

    You can't control the economy or the stock market, but you can time 4 crucial moves that will make a big difference to your ...
  91. 9 Top Tips on How to Retire Like the Rich

    What can you learn from the wealthiest investors when it comes to saving for retirement? Here are their top tips.
  92. Hurricane Insurance Deductible Fact Sheet

    If you're a homeowner with property in a high-risk hurricane area, you need to understand the special details of your hurricane ...
  93. Don't Let Emotions Block Your Investing Goals

    When it comes to investing, leave your emotions at the door.
  94. How to Financially Prepare for a Hurricane

    Insurance isn't enough: How to ensure that you're ready financially for a natural disaster.
  95. It's Time to Re-Examine the Fees You're Paying

    It's simple: The lower your costs, the greater your share of an investment’s return. Here's why it's time to re-evaluate ...
  96. 10 Topics to Discuss at an Initial Client Meeting

    These are 10 topics that should be discussed during the first meeting with a client.
  97. The Good News About Long-Term Care

    Two options have emerged that allow long-term care policyholders to gain control over premium increases.
  98. Do Retirement Accounts Go Through Probate?

    It's tough when retirement accounts have go through probate, tying up those funds after death. Here is how you can prevent ...
  99. Target-Date ETFs in a 401(k)? Probably Not. Here's Why

    Target-date ETFs aren't likely to become a popular offering in defined contribution plans any time soon. Here's why.
  100. Advisors: Don't Make These Facebook Mistakes

    The Federal Reserve's launch of a Facebook page provides a good lesson on what not to do on the social media platform.
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