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  1. 5 Free Ways to Learn New Skills Online

    Stay sharp and up to speed with today's valuable skills on these five, completely free online platforms.
  2. Millennials: Don't Fall for These 5 Finance Myths

    Hey Millennials, financial wisdom gets an adjustment just for you. Since the economic landscape and times have changed, the ...
  3. Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work?

    With student loan debt at an all-time high, more graduates are considering loan forgiveness programs.
  4. Money Habits Of The Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  5. How Students Can Start Investing for the Long Term

    College students who find themselves with extra money may want to consider investing but are unsure of where to start. This ...
  6. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  7. Why More Millennials Need Credit Cards

    Here's why more Millennials should have credit cards – even though a majority don’t.
  8. 5 Advantages of Investing in Your 20s

    Twenty-somethings are in a prime position to enter the investing world. Find out why.
  9. Act (Invest) Your Age

    It’s never too late to invest for retirement. Make the right decisions for where you're at.
  10. In Your 20s and Have Extra Cash? Here's What to Do

    If you're lucky enough to have saved (or otherwise come across) some spare cash in your 20s, what's the best thing to do ...
  11. What to Learn from Millennials’ Distrust of Banks

    An examination of why Millennials distrust traditional financial services firms can help financial advisors adapt their ways ...
  12. How Millennials Can Save the World While Saving for Retirement

    If you are a millennial investor — or just think like one — you are likely to have some very different attitudes about investing ...
  13. 5 Top Business Schools in America

    These schools produce many of the most successful business grads and offer some of the best education in business and management. ...
  14. 5 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Job Online

    With so many jobs being advertised online, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to ...
  15. Why ETFs and Millennials are a Good Match

    Here's why ETFs are a great way for Millennials to get started with investing.
  16. 3 Seemingly Non-Financial Decisions Everyone Should Take More Seriously

    None of these decisions should be considered as being purely financial, but there are severe consequences to ignoring their ...
  17. How to Spend Your 529 to Maximize Student Aid

    Paying for college isn’t just about putting savings into a 529; how that money is spent can determine whether there will ...
  18. Why Larry Fink Wants Grads to Stay Curious

    BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink gave a commencement speech at his alma mater UCLA on June 10. Here are his remarks. ...
  19. Advisors: Use These Tactics to Win Gen X Clients

    Gen X may not be as big a group as Baby Boomers or Millennials, but it represents a potentially huge windfall in new clients. ...
  20. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest ...
  21. The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the ...
  22. Retirement Planning the Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head ...
  23. Are Millennial Retirement Savers Doomed?

    A new McKinsey report spells a grim financial future for Millennials, who will have to work harder and save more than their ...
  24. How to Win Gen X Clients

    Less numerous than the two generations they're sandwiched between, Gen X clients will still be a lucrative group for advisors. ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. How Millennials Are Redefining Retirement

    A new report from Merrill Edge reveals that Millennials are redefining the meaning of retirement by planning to leave the ...
  27. How to Up Your Chances of Getting Student Aid

    Getting the best possible package for a college fund depends on minimizing assets and maximizing the energy you use to find ...
  28. 4 Ways to Get a Degree Without Taking on Debt

    Although taking out student loans has become the norm in recent times, it is possible to get a degree without the burden ...
  29. How Black Millennials Are Closing the Wealth Gap

    African American Millennials are setting up their future children and grandchildren to succeed. Here's how.
  30. Best Careers for College Grads in 2016

    College students, new grads and adults looking to retool should check out this list of hot careers.
  31. Pass Your CFA Exams on the First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  32. Why Millennial Savers Should Choose a Roth 401(k)

    A 401(k) is a valuable tool for building retirement wealth, but for Millennials the Roth option may make more sense than ...
  33. Why Millennial Women are Tuning into their Finances

    We take a closer look at sentiment among millennial women revealed some key differences when compared to millennial men and ...
  34. Life Insurance in Your 20s? Here's Why to Buy Now

    Just because 20-somethings feel invincible doesn't mean they don't need life insurance. Here's why purchasing a policy in ...
  35. 3 Common Financial Mistakes for Women to Avoid

    Find out why of more than 4,000 Americans, women are more likely than men to have no savings or investments.
  36. Student Debt Passes $1 Trillion: Is College Worth the Investment?

    As tuition rises faster than any other U.S. commodity in the past few decades, students explore alternative education options ...
  37. Do Millennials Really Need to Save $1,100 a Month?

    A widely circulated newspaper column said that twentysomethings need to sock away the equivalent of $1,100 a month to live ...
  38. How Millennials Can Be the Wealthiest Generation Ever

    Millennials are poised to be the wealthiest generation of all time. Here's why.
  39. Banks Take Heed of Wealthy's Use of Robo-Advisors

    The wealthy's increasing use of robo-advisors is putting pressure on traditional banks to add similar services to compete. ...
  40. Gen Y is Making This Huge Investing Mistake

    Millennials are a risk averse generation. Here's how advisors can help them invest appropriately for their age.
  41. How Millennials are Changing The Global Economy

    Millennials, "the unluckiest generation", that came out during the Great Recession, facing student debt burdens, anemic wage ...
  42. How Prepared Are Americans for Retirement?

    While retirement preparedness has increased in the last two years, more than half of Americans may fall short. Here's how ...
  43. How Advisors Can Thrive Despite Robo-Advisors

    In the age of robo-advisors here's how human advisors need to step up their game in order to thrive.
  44. Better for Young Investors: ETFs or Mutual Funds?

    Choosing ETFs versus mutual funds can be a tough decision for young investors. Here are some things to consider for each.
  45. Presidential Candidates Respond to Student Debt Crisis

    The next President will have to deal with the student loan debt crisis or risk a stagnant economy for years to come.
  46. What the Next Decade Holds for Financial Advisors

    A look at the top trends of the financial advisory business in the next decade.
  47. 5 Reasons Millennials Lead in Saving for Retirement

    Say what you want to about millennials but the one thing they are doing better than any other generation is saving for retirement. ...
  48. Advisors: $240B in Fees Up for Grabs by 2030

    Advisors have an opportunity to win generational assets over the next 15 years. Here are some tips on how to cater to different ...
  49. Top Insights Into Winning More Wealthy Clients

    The upcoming young and wealthy client class is like none other when it comes to wealth advising preferences. Here are some ...
  50. Advisors: Win Over Millennials with Insurance

    Millennials don’t have the same values and goals as previous generations. Here are some tips on how advisors can adapt to ...
  51. Advisors: Don't Mix Robo and Traditional Services

    Here's why it makes sense for financial advisors to offer traditional and robo-advisor services separately.
  52. University Donations: Which Schools Got the Most

    A closer look at the staggering $40.3 billion donated to colleges and universities in 2015.
  53. The Generation Gap in Retirement Savings

    Baby Boomers may be closer to retirement, but compared to Millennials, they’re less likely to be on track with their savings. ...
  54. What's Better: Whole Life or Term Insurance?

    Life insurance can be a difficult decision to make, especially for a young adult. Here's a look at the benefits and costs ...
  55. Why the Young and Rich Fire Their Advisors

    The top reasons why affluent Millennials fire advisors may sound a little unusual. Here's what advisors should know.
  56. The World’s Wealthiest People Under Age 35

    The fortunes of the wealthiest individuals under age 35 were, in large proportion, amassed by founding technology-related ...
  57. 4 Financial Fitness Tips for 30-Somethings

    When it comes to investing, your retirement plan could be considered the core of your financial well-being. Here we tell ...
  58. Job or Internship?: A Guide for College Students

    College students, which is better for your future - an entry-level job or a unpaid internship? Find out now.
  59. The Top 12 Weirdest Scholarships Available

    Cut your college expenses drastically by winning one of these off-the-wall scholarships.
  60. 3 Alternative Ways To Save for College

    The cost of college is skyrocketing at a time of record student loan debt. But there are ways to earn a college degree without ...
  61. How Advisors Can Plan for Next Generation Clients

    Traditional financial advisors have an age bias when it comes to younger clients. Here's how and why to turn that outlook ...
  62. How to Convince Millennials They Need an Advisor

    Advisors who stay on the cutting edge of technology can capitalize on millennials' habits and establish vital relationships ...
  63. How Much Millennials Need to Save for Retirement

    Millennials may not be worrying about retirement just yet, but they should be thinking about how much they'll need to save ...
  64. This is the Biggest Threat to Financial Advisors

    Baby Boomers are retiring at a steady clip, and the more of them that retire, the less business advisors serving them have. ...
  65. How GenLink Can Help Advisors Navigate Generations

    A new tool aims to help advisors bridge the generational gap.
  66. Why Millennials Should Talk Philanthropy Soon

    Charitable giving can provide advisors planning opportunities with millennials. Here's why.
  67. College Tuition: 8 Mistakes Parents Should Avoid

    Why do so many parents fall into a financial trap when it comes time to send their kids to college?
  68. Parents: Beware of Taking Out a Direct PLUS Loan

    Direct PLUS loans are heavily advertised to parents who want to help support the financial costs of their child's education, ...
  69. A Realistic Guide to College Scholarships

    Think your child can land enough college scholarships to graduate debt-free? Think again.
  70. Is Risk Aversion Kryptonite to Millennials?

    Financial advisors to millennials need to pay heed to this generation’s aversion to risk and help them understand how to ...
  71. Top Financial Planning Challenges of Gen X

    Gen Xers have a unique set of financial planning challenges. Here's what they are and how to tackle them.
  72. Why Advisors Need to Step Up Their Game with Gen Y

    Advisors looking to strengthen relationships with young wealthy clients need to step up their game when it comes to interacting ...
  73. Where Are Consumers Spending Their Gas Savings?

    The recent plunge in gas prices is putting extra cash in consumers' pockets.
  74. Is An Ivy League Degree Worth It?

    In 600 B.C. Aesop determined that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush. Warren Buffett claims that this axiom can ...
  75. What a Family Tradition Taught Me About Investing

    We share some lessons from friends and family on saving money and planning for retirement.
  76. Should You Look at 529 Plans Outside Your State?

    529 savings plans are not restricted by geography. So if your in-state offering has high fees or poor investment choices, ...
  77. 4 Billionaires Who Dropped Out of Harvard

    People who became successful despite dropping out of Harvard University.
  78. Young Investors: Dodge These Frequent Mistakes

    Young investors are especially prone to financial mistakes. Here's what you can do to help them.
  79. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2015-2016

    Here is a look at some of the major changes to FAFSA in 2015 - 2016 and how they will affect student financial aid.
  80. What to Do When You Can't Repay Your Student Loans

    Student loans should be kept in good standing no matter what. Here are some tips on managing your loans.
  81. Are the Brands Millennials Love a Good Buy? (NKE, AAPL)

    Millennials make up a very big — and thus important —c onsumer generation. So if they love a brand, its stock is likely to ...
  82. Student Loan Deferment: Live to Pay Another Day

    Extending your principal repayment date can increase your chances of fighting off default.
  83. Why Millennials Might Not Be Ideal Clients

    Here's why luring millennial clients might be a waste of time (for now).
  84. An Introduction to Student Loans and the FAFSA

    Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form so that it is easier for you to fund your education.
  85. Millennials Are Pushing This Hot Investing Trend

    Socially responsible investing is really important to young investors. Here's why advisors should consider such investments. ...
  86. Consider A Career As A Financial Communications Professional

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  87. The True Cost of Attending College

    In addition to tuition, there are other college expenses that could potentially add thousands of dollars a year to the cost ...
  88. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  89. This Millennial Investing Trend Could Hurt One Day

    A recent Investor Pulse Survey finds that my fellow millennials and I are doing some things right and some things wrong when ...
  90. Why Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire

    The retirement outlook for millennials may appear grim but it doesn’t have to be. Gen Y still has time, but it needs to get ...
  91. How Millennials Can Maximize Their 401(k) Plan

    Free advice on how to get free money: an advisor offers tips on how millennials can get the most out of their 401(k).
  92. Saving for College: Life Insurance or 529?

    College is costly, and choosing the right savings plan is an important decision. Picking a life insurance policy or 529 plan ...
  93. The Hottest Jobs for Today’s College Grads

    Job prospects are better than they’ve been in a long time for recent college graduates. Here are the careers that offer the ...
  94. Your Firm's Tech: Will it Pass Millennial Muster?

    The financial advisor world is shifting. To attract top talent, companies will need to become as tech-savvy as the millennials ...
  95. Tips on How RIAs Can Retain Top Talent

    In an industry with a shortage of talent, owners of small RIAs need to consider going above and beyond to retain their best ...
  96. The 10 Best Tech Jobs

    Discover the 10 best tech jobs, based on job demand and salary.
  97. How Recipe Delivery Services Stack Up

    Recipe delivery services such as Plated, Blue Apron and Hello Fresh have found a niche market to tap. Does this business ...
  98. How Advisors Can Adapt to, Attract Gen Y Clients

    A look at how advisors who want to attract the up and coming Millennial generation will have to evolve and adapt their practices. ...
  99. How to Protect Retirement and Help Adult Kids

    Parents can both protect their retirement money and help their adult kids. Here's how.
  100. Mutual Funds Millennials Should Avoid

    Find out what kinds of mutual funds are unsuitable for millennial investors, especially when included in millennial retirement ...
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