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  1. Pinterest To Launch Its New Cash Cow: A Shopping Section

    Pinterest started out looking like a pinboard photo-sharing site. Now they have a curated online shop.
  2. How to Fill Out Your W-4 Form

    Your step-by-step guide to making sure your employer reports your tax withholding correctly to the IRS.
  3. Wealthy Are Feeling Flush Following Trump's Win

    Wealthy investors are much more optimistic about the economy, the future of healthcare and national security following Trump's ...
  4. How to Help Women Maximize Social Security

    Women depend more on Social Security than men. Here's what advisors need to be aware of to help them receive the maximum ...
  5. How Trump Could Let the Fiduciary Rule Die on the Vine

    If Donald Trump keeps his promise to repeal the fiduciary rule his administration could do so by not defending it against ...
  6. Plan Your Retirement Abroad

    A real-world, step-by-step guide to making that dream of retiring abroad a reality—from visas to housing to healthcare and ...
  7. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  8. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  9. How to Keep Clients Coming Back to Your Website

    With many more Americans going online instead of other means to get their daily news, advisors should be building out their ...
  10. How To Invest In A More 'Libre' Post-Castro Cuba

    The death of Fidel Castro and more normalized trade with America could mean rapid economic growth in Cuba. For now, the options ...
  11. Is it Worth Saving Up for a Bigger Down Payment?

    There are numerous low-down-payment mortgage options out there, but sometimes it makes sense to build up your savings so ...
  12. Tips on Buying a Beach Condo in Puerto Rico

    The island has beautiful beaches, a great climate, tax breaks for American buyers – and a huge debt crisis. Still game? Here ...
  13. How to Nail Your Advisory Firm's Website

    Your website can be your most powerful tool for generating leads and establishing credibility and expertise. Here are tips ...
  14. Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

    Your score is critical in determining not only whether you'll secure a loan for a home, but also what interest rate you will ...
  15. Top 3 Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies

    When it comes to finding the cheapest homeowners insurance, it is worth taking the small amount of time required to comparison ...
  16. Make the Most of 'Giving Tuesday'

    Giving Tuesday is a good time to share the wealth, especially if you're interested in maxing out your tax deduction for charitable ...
  17. Save Money on Healthcare: These Tools Can Help

    Innovative tools that let you shop around for lower-cost medical procedures are helping people save money on healthcare. ...
  18. How to Decide Where to Live in Retirement

    Here's a guide to help you decide where and how you want to live after retirement.
  19. Why Having an Emergency Fund Is Essential

    Do you know how you’d pay the bills if you lost your job, had a health crisis or needed a major car repair? That's why an ...
  20. Top 5 Podcasts for Home Buyers

    Buying a home can be confusing - here are 5 podcasts to offer some advice along the way.
  21. How Instagram Makes Money

    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  22. Clover Health Reviews: Is Their Marketing Misleading?

    It looks like Clover Health reviews for its 2017 Medicare Advantage plan might be better than last year's, thanks to changes ...
  23. Cyber Monday: Is This App Safe to Shop In?

    There’s been a surge of phony retail and product apps appearing in Apple’s App Store recently. Here’s how to know if an app ...
  24. Russia’s Novatek Diversifies Funding for Yamal LNG

    Russia's Novatek turns to Japanese and European lenders to diversify funding.
  25. Will State-based Auto IRAs Be Nixed by Trump?

    Will a new law that encourages states to develop IRA-based savings programs survive under the Trump administration?
  26. Senior Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Searching for senior travel insurance involves making sure that your medical concerns are taken into account as well as the ...
  27. 4 Things to Do Now to Plan for a Trump Tax Cut

    Here are four year-end strategies to make the most of Donald Trump's plans to lower taxes.
  28. Watch Out for These Hidden Pension Fees

    You’re not likely to even detect pension fees unless a pension fund puts them in disclosure documents. But more recipients ...
  29. Wahed Invest: A Look at the New Islamic Robo-Advisor

    For religious Muslims governed by Sharia, Wahed Invest Inc. is likely a welcome platform in the robo-advisor environment.
  30. Why 2016 Is an Especially Good Year to Donate to Charity

    If you've had a good year financially and you want to give back by supporting a charity, now might be a good time to do so.
  31. Saving Money for a Large Purchase: Better Than Debt?

    Deciding whether saving money for a large purchase makes more sense than going into debt is more complicated than you might ...
  32. How Black Friday Really Got Its Name

    No, it has nothing to do with accounting. Here's the real story.
  33. NVR Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (NVR)

    Explore NVR Mortgage, and learn why a combination lender-builder mortgage company might be a good choice for financing a ...
  34. Is It Safe to Apply for a Mortgage Online?

    Applying for a mortgage online is convenient, but there are things to watch out for to make sure you're not scammed.
  35. Do You Owe Taxes on Your 401(k) When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You ...
  36. Refinancing Mortgages: Cash Out Vs. Rate/Term

    Understanding the pros and cons of each type of mortgage loan.
  37. Getting a Mortgage in Your 50s

    The financial considerations are different when you take out a mortgage in your 50s. Here's what you need to review as you ...
  38. 6 Questions to Ask Before You Refinance

    Refinancing your mortgage can be a quick way to save on payments, but it's not for everyone.
  39. Buy a House in the Philippines: A How-To Guide

    Foreign-ownership regulations make it a little tricky, but plan right and you can have a home in paradise.
  40. Mortgage Fraud: Understanding and Avoiding It

    Mortgage fraud is dangerous, learn how to detect it.
  41. Life Insurance: How Much Does Age Raise Your Rate?

    If you need life insurance, try to get it before your next birthday. Here's why.
  42. 5 Best States for Black Friday Shopping

    These states have great deals on your day-after-Thanksgiving purchases. The secret? No – or lower – sales taxes.
  43. Here's Why Investors Don't Do Private Equity

    Private equity investments have become considerably more accessible and transparent in recent years.
  44. Zacks Offers Robo-Advisor Bent on Diversification

    The new robo-advisor from Zacks Investment Management may just have the most diversified portfolios among all robo-advisors.
  45. Why Advisors Aren’t Making the Most of Robos

    Integrating a robo-advisor with a financial advisory practice requires targeted attention and monitoring.
  46. Best Ways to Prepare for Black Friday Deals

    You can actually save money on Black Friday by devising a plan and prioritizing your shopping list.
  47. Helping Clients Choose the Right Insurance Policy

    Here is how to determine the type and amount of life insurance that an individual needs.
  48. Trump Gets Down to Business

    Which of Trump economic proposal might actually come to fruition? A scorecard.
  49. Websites: The Front Door to Your Advisory Practice

    Having a vibrant and dynamic online presence is for many organizations even more important than having an actual brick and ...
  50. Using Compounding to Boost Retirement Savings

    Allowing growth on your investments to compound over time gives you immense returns when saving for retirement.
  51. How to Plan Your Finances Before New Baby Comes

    Nothing compares to the joy of being a new parent. But for many, the financial uncertainty of bringing a child into the world ...
  52. How Millennials Can Improve Finances on Their Own

    Here are a few things Millennials can do to improve their future financial standing.
  53. What Are the Costs of Leasing Vs. Buying a Car?

    The cost difference between buying versus leasing a vehicle can be tens of thousands of dollars over a lifetime
  54. Using Shows Like Shark Tank to Teach Kids About Money

    Shows like Shark Tank offer a good opportunity to talk with children about money, helping them gain the knowledge they need ...
  55. Cybersecurity: Stay Safe Online With These Tips

    No one can guarantee that any of us are 100% safe from cyber and identity related crimes, but we can make ourselves less ...
  56. Saving for College: 7 Options to Consider

    There are many options choose from when you're looking for the right educational savings plan for your child.
  57. 9 Worst Items to Buy on Black Friday

    If these items are on your holiday shopping list, consider finding a substitute – or don't expect to get the deal of the ...
  58. Shop Here for the Best Black Friday Deals

    If you're shopping the post-Thanksgiving sales this year - whether online or in-person - you'll find great bargains at these ...
  59. Divorce and New Social Security Rules: What to Know

    Here’s what you need to know about divorce and Social Security under the new rules that went into effect earlier this year.
  60. What's Killing Long-Term Care Policies?

    The long-term care insurance industry has fallen on hard times due to these factors.
  61. How the U.S. Election Looks from Berlin

    Is Trump joining with Putin to undermine NATO and other questions they’re asking in Europe.
  62. Advisors: Are You Managing This Big Compliance Risk?

    A new study finds that supervision of electronic communications at financial advisory firms is falling short, putting them ...
  63. How Brokerage App Robinhood Makes Money

    Stock brokerage app Robinhood aims to spur Millennial investing with $0 trades.
  64. Who Spends The Most During Black Friday?

    Texans spend more on Black Friday than any other state.
  65. What 'BICE-Lite' Means for Advisors

    The DOL's recently released fiduciary rule FAQs shed light on what exactly "BICE lite" involves.
  66. ETFs: Coming Soon to 401(k) Plans

    The new fiduciary rule could drive more 401(k) plans to include ETFs, which are typically lower cost investments than mutual ...
  67. Is Trump The Next Reagan?

    Will President-elect Donald Trump unleash a new era of big fiscal spending?
  68. Is it Time to Prepare for an Index Fund Sell-off?

    Some portfolio managers are predicting that the index fund bubble will soon burst, creating an entry point for active traders ...
  69. 3 Key Steps to Craft the Perfect Online Presence

    By utilizing social media, advisors can further showcase their personality and in turn build trustworthiness and authenticity ...
  70. Some Like it Hot (The Economy, That is)

    We look at past market reactions as the Federal Reserve contemplates higher interest rates, and what the yield curve may ...
  71. Your Clients Are Probably Seeking ESG Investing Options

    Socially responsible investments have become increasingly popular among investors, but relatively few advisors have embraced ...
  72. Will Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Work?

    The president-elect loves to put his name on hotels, casinos and skyscrapers and now wants to rebuild America. The big question ...
  73. Stock Valuations 101: Price to Earnings Ratio

    Understanding stock valuations is essential to uncovering worthy portfolio candidates. Ignore them at your own risk.
  74. The Behavior That Helps You Increase Your Returns

    Has your financial advisor talked to you about the factor that makes or breaks financial success?
  75. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  76. Using Estate Planning to Divide Your Assets

    Because there are many nuances to asset distribution, an estate plan should be customized for you and your family.
  77. Student Loan Debt and Your Retirement Savings

    The burden of student loan debt can hinder the ability to save long term for retirement
  78. Year-End Tax Planning That Will Boost Your Returns

    Year-end tax planning is crucial to take advantage of strategies to maximize after-tax returns on your investments.
  79. 10 Social Security Secrets to Boost Your Benefits

    If you know and apply these 10 Social Security secrets, you can increase your monthly benefit check, often substantially. ...
  80. 10 Cities Where Rent Is Rising Fastest

    Rents are rising in 34 of the 35 largest U.S. metros, but salaries are not keeping pace. Here's where you're most likely ...
  81. 4 Things Millennials Need to Know About Economics

    Millennials are just entering their prime working years, but we face economic problems that are nearly unprecedented in world ...
  82. Mortgage for a Manufactured Home? Try the FHA

    FHA loans are often a good alternative for those who have trouble obtaining a conventional mortgage, although you do have ...
  83. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than the Buy and Hold Strategy?

    Real estate investors can choose to flip a property or hold it. Find out which strategy may best for you.
  84. What to Do This Year with Tax Cuts Coming in 2017?

    Here are several strategies that taxpayers can use to make the most of the likely coming tax cuts following Donald Trump's ...
  85. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  86. 5 Ways to Reduce Taxes When You Are in Retirement

    There are lots of ways to reduce your tax burden in retirement without getting into trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. ...
  87. 5 Critical Steps to Take Before You Retire

    Exiting the workforce soon? You need to make sure your financial house is in order. These actions will help you on your way. ...
  88. A Look at the Wells Fargo-SigFig Robo Partnership

    Wells Fargo is jumping on the growing robo-advisory trend by partnering with SigFig.
  89. Will the Social Security Cap Increase Help It Last Longer?

    The Social Security cap increase will be 7% in 2017, but even that may not be enough to keep Social Security from running ...
  90. Don't Ignore Maintenance Fees When Buying Real Estate

    Buying an apartment or condo costs more than just the price of the unit. You will also have to pay maintenance fees which ...
  91. How to Write a Strong Bio for Your Website

    The second most read page on an advisor's website is usually their bio. Here's how to craft one that establishes trust and ...
  92. How Tech Advances the Advisor/Client Relationship

    It is essential that advisors provide a rich digital experience for wealth management to discerning clients.
  93. Don't Believe All the Statistics You Read About Finance

    Many of the so-called scientific studies that we read and hear about in the media are nothing but hype and best left ignored.
  94. Who Are Donald Trump's Financial Advisors?

    The men who make up Donald Trump's economic advisory team include Wall Street's elite. Would you hire them - if you could ...
  95. Is Your CFP a Fiduciary Advisor?

    Not all CFPs operate as fiduciaries. Here's how to tell the difference.
  96. USAA Mortgage Review: What You Need to Know

    Learn about USAA's history in the financial services sector, as well as the mortgage products it offers and what customers ...
  97. An Introduction to the FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you're looking at a fixer-upper, the Federal Housing Administration rehab loan may be the mortgage for you.
  98. Why Chasing Returns Might Not Pay Off

    Here's how chasing returns harms performance, and what you should do instead.
  99. 5 Things to Think About When an Adult Child Moves Home

    Is your adult child coming to live at home again? Remembering these five essential things will help your family survive-and ...
  100. How You Can Protect Your Assets With Insurance

    Here's how carrying the proper levels of auto and umbrella insurance will keep your assets protected, no matter your net ...
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