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  1. The Rise in Real Estate Isn't a Bubble

    Inventories and rates of new building do not show the speculative froth of 2008-2009.
  2. Do You Know How Your Clients Will Change By 2021?

    Here are some ways that independent financial advisor firms can be prepared to serve the evolving clients of 2021 and beyond.
  3. This One Thing Can Ruin Your Advisory Firm's Website

    Content may be king, but it won't matter how good your blog is if would-be readers click away before the page loads.
  4. 403(b)s Among Plans Not Covered by New Fiduciary Rule

    Some retirement plans, including 403(b)s, are not covered by the DOL's new fiduciary rule. Here's what it means.
  5. ETF Or ETN? What's The Difference?

    ETFs are exponentially larger in collective volume than ETNs, but ETFs receive more attention from retail investors.
  6. Investing in Bonds: A Look at Returns and Risks

    A look at the risks, returns and ratings of different types of bonds.
  7. Advantages And Disadvantages Of ETFs

    You've probably heard that ETFs are better than mutual funds, but you need to consider all aspects before investing.
  8. Buying a New Home? Here Are the Costs You Need to Know

    Here's a look at many of the costs that come with buying a home.
  9. Collectibles as Investments: What to Buy?

    Collectibles can be a viable investment for those who do their homework but investors need to be aware of the potential pitfalls.
  10. The Advantages of an Active Investment Management

    A look at active management and what it potentially offers investors.
  11. The 5 Best Ways to Start Building Wealth

    There is a big difference between earning money and being wealthy. Here are some ideas to get you on track to grow your wealth.
  12. Does Your Advisor Let Emotions Impact Investments?

    Many investors fall into the trap of chasing investment returns. Do financial advisors suffer from the same issue?
  13. Save on Retirement's 4 Biggest Expenses

    Here's how to save where you can while you enjoy the fruits of all those years at the office.
  14. 4 Signs the College Tuition Debt Bubble Is Growing

    With the cost of post-secondary education going up and up, it's no wonder that a college tuition debt bubble is building. ...
  15. Are Interest-Bearing Accounts for Checking Better?

    Unless you can maintain a high minimum balance and are willing to earn meager interest, you should steer clear of interest-bearing ...
  16. Credit Repair: How to Improve Your Credit Score

    There is no quick fix for a bad credit score but there are several strategies you can take to improve your credit rating ...
  17. 6 Surprising Facts About Retirement

    With the shift away from pensions, workers are becoming more responsible for their own retirement needs. Unfortunately, many ...
  18. What Is A Cash Flow Statement?

    Learn how the CFS relates to the balance sheet and income statement as a part of a company's financial reports.
  19. iShares Silver Trust ETF: Who Is Invested? (SLV)

    Discover the top institutional owners of the iShares Silver Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF), their exact ownership and their ...
  20. How to Calculate the Value of Annuities

    Here's everything you need to account for when calculating the present and future value of annuities.
  21. Three Reasons to Like Emerging Markets Despite Election Noise

    Based on the rhetoric from this election, protectionism is arguably on the rise. While that can harm emerging markets, learn ...
  22. The Birth Of Stock Exchanges

    Learn how British coffeehouses helped give rise to the juggernaut that is the NYSE.
  23. How Safe is Venmo and Why is it Free?

    Venmo is a digital wallet that allows users to send money with ease. Millions use the service, but is it actually safe?
  24. Here’s a Tip: Look to TIPS As a Fixed Income Alternative

    We discuss why investors should consider using TIPS in place of Treasuries in fixed income portfolios.
  25. Advisors Are Ignoring This Increasingly Wealthy Demographic

    Advisors are largely ignoring one of the country's fastest-growing wealth demographics: African Americans.
  26. The Best Ways to Help Aging Parents With Finances

    The time may come when you need to help your parents organize their finances if they become unable to do so, and it is always ...
  27. Starting a Business? Embrace the Discomfort

    There is a fine line between excitement and terror when starting a business. The key to success is finding comfort in the ...
  28. Are Loan Funds Right for Your Clients' Portfolios?

    Loan funds may be a good alternative for investors who are willing to take on a greater level of risk in order to receive ...
  29. 5 LinkedIn Must-Dos for Financial Advisors

    Social media is key to a digital marketing strategy. To make the most of LinkedIn, advisors should do these five things.
  30. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in a S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the one ...
  31. iShares Min Vol ETFs: Passing the Five-Year Test

    We examine the performance of the iShares minimum volatility ETFs and reasons why investors should consider them for the ...
  32. How Much Americans Spend On Halloween

    Americans are due to spend $8.4 B this year on Halloween.
  33. Life Insurance: How Long Does It Take To Get Paid?

    How to file for a life insurance payout – and how long it takes to receive it. Plus, new ways to plan for payments that provide ...
  34. IRAs vs. 401(k)s: Differences Between Roth and Traditional

    For each type of account, whether IRA or 401(k), you also need to decide whether you need a Roth or traditional version. ...
  35. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  36. Is a Deferred Retirement Option Plan Right for You?

    Deferred retirement option plans are a lesser-known type of employer-sponsored retirement plan that may prove beneficial ...
  37. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  38. A New Paradigm for Portfolio Allocations

    We explain what an environment of low growth and low interest rates means for portfolio allocations.
  39. Are You Taking Advantage of the College Tuition Tax Credit?

    Parents with a child enrolled in college should check out the college tuition tax credit, a boon that can help defray the ...
  40. 8 Ways to Keep Down the Cost of Senior Care

    The cost of senior care today is off the charts. If you haven’t reached retirement age, what can you do to keep expenditures ...
  41. Advisors: Do You Know What Millennial Clients Want?

    A recent study sheds light on Millennials and what kind of clients they're likely to be.
  42. How Schwab Is Improving Its Robo-Advisor Platform

    Here's the lowdown about the enhancements Charles Schwab is making to its robo-advisor platform, Institutional Intelligent ...
  43. The Investing Implications of the 2016 Election

    The 2016 U.S. election is unusually consequential. We examine what it could mean for investors.
  44. Cable Veteran Leo Hindery Jr. Casts Doubt on AT&T/Time Warner Merger (T, TWX)

    The former CEO of TCI and Liberty Media joins a growing group of skeptics who warn regulatory hurdles will doom the merger ...
  45. Top Penny Stocks for October 2016 (MIFI, CLD)

    These are top penny stocks to watch this fall.
  46. "The Guy Who Gets Hosed is the Little Guy": Former Senator Simpson

    What will it take to save Medicare and cure Social Security? Robert Reich and Alan Simpson had much to say about both (and ...
  47. Use Debt to Promote Financial Success in Your 20s and 30s

    Understanding the difference between good and bad debt is a crucial part of financial planning success for those in their ...
  48. Why Cash Has Become King Again

    Often, high levels of cash in investors' portfolios represent excessive caution. We explain why this time is different.
  49. Personal Loans vs. Car Loans

    How to tell whether a personal loan or a car loan is better for you.
  50. Why Budgeting Doesn't Need to Be a Dirty Word

    Are you dreading that conversation about family spending habits? With these tips, open up the lines of honest communication ...
  51. Helping Clients Make Better Decisions About Social Security

    Advisors should be able to disarm a client's tendency to make poor decisions about Social Security filing to keep the client ...
  52. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  53. How to Calculate How Much House You Can Afford

    Here is part one of a step-by-step process you can use to calculate just how much home you can afford.
  54. The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets Right Now

    If you can be flexible about where you live, a dream home may be within reach in one of these most affordable housing markets.
  55. How To Trade the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through ETFs (ETFC, EWH)

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is the eighth largest in the world and easily accessible through ETFs.
  56. What Are L Bonds and How Do They Work?

    New on the scene, L bonds can provide fixed-income investors with a nice alternative to low-yielding offerings, but come ...
  57. 15 Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals

    This checklist of 15 important items to consider before the calendar year ends will help get or keep your finances on track.
  58. Why Chasing Mutual Fund Winners Can Be a Loser's Game

    Investors who chase winning mutual funds may end up shooting themselves in the foot.
  59. Before You Retire, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

    The thought of retirement can be daunting for some. Here are five things to ask yourself that should help prepare you to ...
  60. Inflation and Financial Planning: A Primer

    Inflation can erode wealth over time and must be considered carefully in a financial plan.
  61. CNBC: Financial News, or Just Entertainment?

    CNBC sometimes comes across as an analog of People Magazine, rather than an esteemed source of financial data and analysis.
  62. How an Efficient Retirement Plan Can Save Money

    Without a comprehensive, optimized retirement plan, inefficiencies develop and retirees lose money through unnecessary fees, ...
  63. How to Start Your Digital Marketing the Right Way

    Digital marketing is a must-do for all advisors reaching out to younger generations. Here are six steps to kicking off your ...
  64. Are High-Yield Dividend Stocks Good for Income Investors?

    High-yield dividend stocks can be an enticing alternative for income, but it's important to research them carefully before ...
  65. Planning Your Finances During Big Life Changes

    Money may not be top-of-mind when your life encounters a change, but sooner rather than later it needs to be considered.
  66. How Grey Divorce Can Hurt Women's Retirement More

    Research shows that divorce later in life is having a disproportionately higher financial impact on women than on men.
  67. 6 Companies With Exceptional Retirement Plans

    These companies realize that it’s important to take care of their employees not only now but also in the future. Each offers ...
  68. How Tax Treatments Of ETFs Work

    Here is a look at how ETFs are taxed and the effects of that tax treatment on investors.
  69. In Your 20s? Don't Risk Delays in Retirement Savings

    Saving for retirement in your 20s can be challenging, but waiting to start can put your long-term financial future at serious ...
  70. The 5 Top Rules of Thumb for Retirement Savings

    Follow these 5 strategies and set yourself up for a sane and comfortable retirement. Starting early is best, but it's never ...
  71. Roth 401(k) Vs. Roth IRA: Which One Is Better?

    It all depends on your age, your income - and your plans for your retirement nest egg.
  72. Is the Middle Class Giving Up on Retirement?

    Americans aren't completely giving up on retirement, but many haven’t put away enough to take off at the traditional age ...
  73. Top 5 Debit Cards for Teens

    Help your kids learn the basics about money with a top debit card that doesn't saddle them with big fees and charges.
  74. Stretching Retirement Plans for Clients Who Live to 115

    What are the financial implications of living until age 115—and how do they impact your retirement planning?
  75. Chart of the Week: What 3Q Earnings Could Mean for U.S. Stocks

    The S&P 500 has been in a holding pattern since June. Will third-quarter earnings reports trigger an upward breakout? We ...
  76. You Don’t Want These Advisors Managing Your Money

    Many potential advisors you come across aren't who they say they are. Uncovering that information should be of vital importance ...
  77. Baseball and Investing: How to Win at Both

    The paths to winning big in baseball and winning big in investing are very similar.
  78. Active Management is a Zero Sum Game for Your Portfolio

    A look at active management and why passive management is a better choice.
  79. Financial Advice Can Lead to Extra 3% Boost in Your Returns

    Studies show that advisors usually earn their keep by functioning as behavioral coaches for their clients rather than from ...
  80. Why Universal Life Insurance Can Be a Bad Investment

    Universal life insurance may not be the best investment choice for estate planning. Here's why.
  81. How to Find ‘Procrastination Deals’ for Thanksgiving

    If you don't have tickets for your Thanksgiving flights, it's getting late. Very late. How to do the best you can and still ...
  82. Can You Retire in Malaysia With $200,000?

    A low cost of living, street food fit for foodies and unspoiled rainforest and beaches are just a few of the reasons Malaysia ...
  83. Asian-Americans An Untapped Market for Advisors

    Asian-American investors have higher incomes and more assets than the average investor, yet they are less likely to have ...
  84. IRA Taxes: How to Make Sure You Pay Less

    Once you retire, taxation on an IRA can become your biggest enemy. Here are a few steps that can help ease the tax burden.
  85. Will the Backdoor Roth IRA be Eliminated?

    The President’s 2017 budget has proposed several changes to the rules regarding retirement accounts with those for Roth IRAs ...
  86. Don't Worry Too Much About Social Security

    Is the fear that Social Security won’t be around when the younger generations retire valid?
  87. Three Stages of Retirement: A How to Guide to Plan for Them

    Retirement isn't something you can plan for and forget. Your needs will change at different points, which is why you need ...
  88. Protecting Elderly Clients From Financial Scams

    Advisors should know the red flags that may signal when an elderly client is the victim of financial exploitation.
  89. A Financial Plan Is the Key to Achieving Your Goals

    Many people have financial goals but lack an actionable plan. Here's how to get your financial strategizing kick-started. ...
  90. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch. ...
  91. Roth IRA Contribution Rules: The Basics

    What you need to know about Roth IRA contributions – from eligibility to dollar limits, deadlines to tax breaks.
  92. During a Divorce, Don't Forget Retirement Accounts

    These are the answers to five common questions on how to handle retirement accounts when couples divorce.
  93. Finding Your Perfect Place to Retire

    If you're planning to move in retirement, here's how to ensure that your new home doesn’t jeopardize your retirement security.
  94. Good News: Long-Awaited Wage Growth is Finally Happening

    American wages reached record levels last year--and not just for the wealthy.
  95. Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  96. The Rise of the Semi-Retired Life

    The number of people leaving the workforce to become semi-retired, instead of fully retired, is growing. Here is a look at ...
  97. How to Cut Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    The rising cost of healthcare is a scary prospect for many retirees. Here's what you can do to try and keep such costs as ...
  98. Why Age 70 is Pivotal for Retirement Planning

    Age 70 marks the time that you will have to start thinking about RMDs for real, but it's better to start planning for them ...
  99. Think You'll Spend Less in Retirement? Think Again

    Retirees often find themselves living fuller lives during retirement, which can come with more costs. Are your investments ...
  100. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
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