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  1. 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.
  2. What Are Gift Taxes?

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

    This rare metal is being used in the industry more and more. See how you can get exposure.
  4. 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.
  5. The Evolution Of ETFs

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

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. An Introduction To Fiduciary Advisors

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

    Discover a security that offers a way for you to put your retirement portfolio on autopilot.
  12. 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.
  13. Talking To Aging Parents About Money

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

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

    Here are a few ideas for those people who don't see any available funds for investing.
  16. 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. ...
  17. S&P 500 ETFs: Market Weight Vs. Equal Weight

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

    Here are some tips to budget your remaining money when you are retired.
  19. Things To Consider Before Retiring Abroad

    Before you retire to your dream destination, consider important factors such as banking, healthcare and purchasing power ...
  20. Ask Yourself These Retirement Questions Before It's Too Late

    When planning for retirement, these questions will help you understand if you're prepared.
  21. Services That Health Insurers Often Decline

    Learning how to navigate health insurance pitfalls will make you a more educated healthcare consumer.
  22. Using ETFs For Small Periodic Investments

    ETFs have lower costs than index funds, but the cost to buy and sell can be more expensive.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. Top 3 Retirement Havens For Expats

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

    Hedging against currency risk can add a level of safety to your offshore investments.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Taxing Times For Divorced Parents

    Find out how to deal with the tax issues that arise for divorced parents with dependent children.
  30. Tax Breaks For Canadian Families

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

    Find out how a reverse mortgage can work in your favor during retirement.
  32. When Paying Down Debt Doesn't Make Sense

    Learn how to know when you should pay off a debt or add to your savings.
  33. 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.
  34. 4 Basic Facts To Know About IRAs

    Money in an IRA can work harder for you. Here's what you need to know first.
  35. Which Retirement Plan Is Best?

    We'll show you how to choose between Roth IRAs, Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s.
  36. Cashing In Your Life Insurance Policy

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

    We tell you which countries have low retirement ages and how does it affects their economy.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. Keep Your Pet's Trust

    Find out how to protect and provide for your pet after you pass away.
  42. 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. ...
  43. 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.
  44. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  51. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  52. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

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

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

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

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  60. 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.
  61. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  62. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  63. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

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

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  65. 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.
  66. Financial Implications Of Retiring Abroad

    Retiring abroad sounds like a dream come true. We tell you what you need to know before that happens.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. Worst IRA Mistakes You Can Make

    Here are some costly mistakes that you should avoid with your individual retirement account.
  70. 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).
  71. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  75. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  76. 401(k) Planning: How Much Should You Be Saving?

    We look at how much you should contribute to your 401(k) and when. And also, how much you should have in your account during ...
  77. How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your IRA?

    Since 2005, money in your IRA can be protected if you are forced to file for bankruptcy.
  78. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  79. The Best Alternatives To A 401(k)

    A 401(k) is the traditional retirement account for most Americans. However, there may be better options.
  80. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early ...
  81. How To Make Social Security Work

    What's going to happen to Social Security by the time you retire? What can be done to help it?
  82. Deadlines You Must Meet If You Inherit A Retirement Account

    If you've inherited an IRA or any other retirement account, we tell you what deadlines you need to be aware of.
  83. Retirement Planning In A Changing World

    Retiring at the age of 65 is quickly becoming a thing of the past. So, what is happening to make this change?
  84. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  85. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  86. How To Get The Most Out Of A 401(k) Program

    Saving for retirement is important. We tell you about six ways to take advantage of your 401(k) and other retirement plans. ...
  87. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  88. 5 Ideas To Supplement Your Retirement Income

    Are you looking to supplement your retirement income, or just need to get out of the house? We list five possible ways to ...
  89. How Much To Save To Become A Millionaire

    With a little discipline and the help of some powerful savings vehicles, anyone can hit this mark.
  90. The Best Retirement Account For You

    There is a dizzying array of retirement accounts in America. Learn which is the right one for you.
  91. How Retirement Programs Vary Worldwide

    Is old age insurance in the U.S. relatively indulgent? Discover how it compares to programs elsewhere.
  92. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  93. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  94. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  95. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  96. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance. ...
  97. Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  98. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  99. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  100. Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care

    Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance.
  101. Don't Dump That IRA

    Negative market fluctuations may make you want to pull your money out. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't be so hasty. ...
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