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  1. Financial Preparation For Deployment

    Are you preparing for deployment? Here are some things to know to get your funds in line before you go.
  2. What If Social Security Disability Runs Out Of Money?

    The social security disability program is nearly bankrupt and could run out of money by 2016.
  3. Not All Retirement Accounts Should Be Tax-Deferred

    It may be better to leave your assets exposed to the tax man when you're saving to retire.
  4. Why You Should Be Wary Of Target-Date Funds

    These funds are hard to understand and might not be a wise choice by themselves. We tell you why.
  5. Comparing Health Savings And Flexible Spending Accounts

    When it comes to medical expenses, there are many accounts that provide tax advantages. We look at two commonly seen among ...
  6. For IRAs, Time Is Money

    Don't procrastinate. The timing of your contributions can mean thousands more in savings.
  7. ETFs For Your 401(k)?

    Investor ownership of ETFs has grown a lot over the last decade. Discover how they can fit into your retirement plan.
  8. What The New Gift Tax Rules Will Mean

    The lifetime maximum for gift taxes is $5.12 million. However, it could drop to $1 million. Here's what that will mean.
  9. How To Balance Retirement Savings With Your Child's Tuition Costs

    Here's how you can juggle saving for your child's college education and your retirement.
  10. Employer Responsibility For Pension Plans

    Here is a look at the role employers play in 401(k) plans.
  11. Healthcare Needs Of Retired Couples

    Here's a rundown of the expected costs to pay for healthcare for senior citizens once they reach retirement.
  12. Clearing Up Misconceptions About The New 401(k) Laws

    The new 401(k) laws require more disclosure, but that won't fully protect participants from losing money in fees.
  13. Budgeting Tips For Different Income Brackets

    While each individual's financial goals and needs are unique, there are some common pieces of advice that apply to each segment ...
  14. All Weather Investing With ETFs

    All Weather investment strategies can shield investors during the worst bear markets.
  15. Retirement Planning Tips For Women

    Here's how women can manage saving for retirement.
  16. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  17. How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k)

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.
  18. What Americans Need To Know About Living Abroad

    From Social Security to medical assistance to taxes, here's what you need to know about living overseas.
  19. Be A One-Stop Shop For Your Clients

    Offering comprehensive financial services can bring in business, but coordination is the key to success.
  20. Spread Out Risk With Sector-Based ETFs

    These ETFs take the sector rotation strategy from institutional investors and puts it in your hands.
  21. Key Strategies To Avoid Negative Bond Returns

    It is difficult to make money in bonds in a rising rate environment, but there are ways to avoid losses.
  22. Building An All-ETF Portfolio

    Balance is the key when selecting an all-ETF portfolio that will hedge against market volatility.
  23. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  24. Scary Statistics About Retirement For Women

    Here are some recent figures that highlight how women are preparing for retirement.
  25. Financial Information Your Spouse Should Know

    Your family needs to be prepared if something happens to you, which is why sharing financial information is important.
  26. Should Your 401(k) Be In An Annuity?

    Housing your retirement plan inside a variable annuity contract offers some big advantages, but only if you are close to ...
  27. An Introduction To Sector ETFs

    Find out how these specialized ETFs can give your portfolio the punch it needs.
  28. Last Will And Testament: Not Just For The Elderly

    It's never too early to plan your last will and testament. Find out what steps need to be taken.
  29. What Are Gift Taxes?

    If you're not sure what gift taxes are, read on and we'll explain.
  30. A Primer On Palladium

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  31. The Future Of Medicare: Why You Should Be Worried

    Younger generations might want to start preparing for retirement now. Some things may not last that much longer.
  32. The Evolution Of ETFs

    Average and cautious investors can experience lower risk with ETFs - a safer alternative to swaps and derivatives.
  33. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  34. ETF Tracking Errors: Protect Your Returns

    Tracking errors tend to be small, but they can still adversely affect your returns. Learn how to protect against them.
  35. How Women Can Take Charge Of Their Retirement

    Ladies, you don't need a man to take care of your own retirement future. Read on to see how you can do it yourself. It's ...
  36. 4 Misconceptions That Sink Emerging Market Investors

    As an emerging markets investor, there are some traps to be aware of. Learn what to watch out for.
  37. An Introduction To Fiduciary Advisors

    Offering personalized solutions in a world of cookie-cutter advice may be your ticket to career perfection.
  38. Life-Cycle Funds: Can It Get Any Simpler?

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  39. 5 Steps To Embracing A Working Retirement

    If you're thinking about generating a bit of pocket money during your retirement, here are a few tips.
  40. Talking To Aging Parents About Money

    Addressing this difficult topic is crucial, but you must approach it with compassion.
  41. Spousal IRAs For The Non-Breadwinner

    Just because you don't bring home the bacon doesn't mean you can't save for retirement.
  42. How To Invest If You're Broke

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  43. 8 Affordable Retirement Hobbies

    Puzzles, yoga and all-ages sports like golf and tennis are affordable ways to have fun and stay mentally and physically active. ...
  44. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

    Both indexes include the same stocks, but their weightings give them very different properties.
  45. How To Budget Your Retirement Funds And Still Have Fun

    Here are some tips to budget your remaining money when you are retired.
  46. Ask Yourself These Retirement Questions Before It's Too Late

    When planning for retirement, these questions will help you understand if you're prepared.
  47. Things To Consider Before Retiring Abroad

    Before you retire to your dream destination, consider important factors such as banking, healthcare and purchasing power ...
  48. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  49. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  50. 4 Ways To Make Money During Retirement

    Tutoring and working as a handyman are just some of the ways retirees can apply their knowledge and skills to earn some extra ...
  51. The Financial Benefits Of Being Retired

    Tax benefits, numerous discounts and free college classes are just a few of the many perks available to retirees.
  52. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

    From exotic Thailand to Panama, there are many different retirement destinations for people looking to stretch their fixed ...
  53. Protect Your Foreign Investments From Currency Risk

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  54. Learn A Lot More About Your 401(k) Fees

    Beginning in April, all 401k fees being passed on to employees must be disclosed in an easy-to-read format.
  55. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  56. 20 Tax Changes You Need To Know About

    Don't miss out on the tax changes. Here's a list that you need to know about.
  57. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  58. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

    Canadians have a lot of advantages when it comes to family tax perks.
  59. Additional Streams Of Income For Seniors

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  60. The Tax Benefits Of Having A Spouse

    Check out the perks designed to promote and preserve your post-work savings - if you're married, that is.
  61. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  62. 4 Basic Facts To Know About IRAs

    Money in an IRA can work harder for you. Here's what you need to know first.
  63. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

    Tough times call for desperate measures, but is raiding your life insurance policy even worth considering?
  64. Will Low Retirement Ages Last Forever?

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  65. Taxable Events You Didn't Know You Were Creating

    Understanding the implications of these events can help you plan your finances and, in some cases, save you from paying taxes ...
  66. 5 Social Security Alternatives

    Social Security is predicted to run out in the next few decades. Read on to see how you can offset the shortfall.
  67. Biggest Expenses For Retirees

    Discover some of the costs that can eat away at your retirement savings and why you should get a comprehensive assessment ...
  68. Keep Your Pet's Trust

    Find out how to protect and provide for your pet after you pass away.
  69. How Retirement Attitudes Of Baby-Boomers And Gen-Xers Differ

    How is your level of retirement readiness affected by the generation category in which you fall? We look at some of the factors. ...
  70. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  71. 5 Expenses Keeping You From Retiring

    Poor planning and the cost of raising children are just some of the expenses that could delay your retirement.
  72. How Much To Save To Retire By 50

    Depending on how much you make, when you have to start and what percentage you need, how much do you need to save each paycheck ...
  73. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  74. How To Set Up A Trust Fund If You're Not Rich

    You don't need to be worth millions to create your own trust fund. Learn how your money can be handled in the event of your ...
  75. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated ...
  76. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  77. Don't Count On An Inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to receive an inheritance at all, it might not be nearly as large as you expect.
  78. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  79. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  80. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  81. The Impact Of Your Starting Age On Social Security

    Retiring at 62 sounds nice, but it could affect the amount of social security you receive.
  82. Anytime Is The Right Time To Start Saving For Retirement

    If you're looking to start building your nest egg but don't know how to do it, read on. We give you a few easy tips on how ...
  83. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  84. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

    Which states are tax-effective retirement locales? It depends on the source of your retirement income.
  85. Spoil Your Grandkids, Cut Your Tax Bill

    Helping your grandchildren save for college is a way to spoil them and reap some benefits yourself.
  86. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  87. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  88. How To Maximize Returns By Choosing The Self-Directed Option

    Make sure your 401(k) plan has the self-directed option to ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible.
  89. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  90. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  91. Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  92. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  93. The Top 4 Richest Pets

    A cat received $13 million dollars when her owner died, but she isn't the richest pet in the world.
  94. Financial Implications Of Retiring Abroad

    Retiring abroad sounds like a dream come true. We tell you what you need to know before that happens.
  95. Tips For Finding The Right IRA

    There are many IRA options available that vary depending on what you want to do with your retirement savings.
  96. Worst IRA Mistakes You Can Make

    Here are some costly mistakes that you should avoid with your individual retirement account.
  97. Reasons To Boost Your 401(k) Contributions

    We look at tax rates, market factors, Social Security and more to see why you should be adding extra to your 401(k).
  98. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  99. End Of The Year 401(k) Options

    Now is the perfect time to evaluate your 401(k) plan and see if there are any adjustments that could be made.
  100. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  101. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
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