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Editorial Principles

  • Standards: Investopedia will make every attempt to assist advisors who submit high-quality, original content. We reserve the right to decline submitted content.
  • Topics: We accept articles that are related to all areas of financial planning including: retirement, investing (general strategies), saving and budgeting, Social Security, insurance, taxes, employee benefits, etc.
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  • Introduction / First Paragraph: Your first paragraph should serve as a concise summary of what you’re trying to convey; try to avoid starting your story with long anecdotes.
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