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  1. 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, ...
  2. 4 Billionaires Who Dropped Out of Harvard

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

    Young investors are especially prone to financial mistakes. Here's what you can do to help them.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Are the Brands Millennials Love a Good Buy?

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

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

    Here's why luring millennial clients might be a waste of time (for now).
  9. 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.
  10. Millennials Are Pushing This Hot Investing Trend

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

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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).
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. The 10 Best Tech Jobs

    Discover the 10 best tech jobs, based on job demand and salary.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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. ...
  25. How to Protect Retirement and Help Adult Kids

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

    Find out what kinds of mutual funds are unsuitable for millennial investors, especially when included in millennial retirement ...
  27. Top Universities for Getting an MBA Abroad

    Going abroad for an MBA can add cachet when it comes time to get a job.
  28. 10 Ways Student Debt Can Destroy Your Life

    If you're getting a student loan, think critically about how you will manage your loan. Student debt could have a profound ...
  29. 10 New Apps That Help Budget For Expensive Cities

    From platforms for saving money to those that account for side jobs, mobile apps are changing spending habits and income ...
  30. How to Get Boomers & Millennials To Work Together

    Baby boomers and millennials don't often see eye to eye, but getting these two generations to play nice is important for ...
  31. Retirement Tips for Millennials from Gen Xers

    Gen Xers' financial situation has been very different from previous generations'. Now they'd like to pass on some hard-earned ...
  32. Top 10 Ways College Students Can Save Money

    College costs are soaring, but fortunately, there are several ways for college students to save money - and some are quite ...
  33. 8 Ways to Find Cheap Textbooks

    Textbooks are so expensive. What are the tricks to find cheaper books?
  34. Are Mutual Funds Suitable For Millennials?

    Find out how millennial investors are different than older Americans, and whether mutual funds are a suitable investment ...
  35. What Blackrock's Roboadvisory Entry Means

    A look at what BlackRock's acquisition of FutureAdvisor means for both roboadvisors and traditional advisors.
  36. Why Ignoring Your 529 Plan Could Cost You Big

    Saving for your kids' college tuition can be difficult. Here's how a 529 plan can help and how you, too, can help your 529 ...
  37. How Conscious Consumers Are Changing Business

    Thanks to the growth of conscious consumerism, corporations must evolve or lose ground to new, ethos-based entrepreneurial ...
  38. Measuring Job Satisfaction in the Millennial Age?

    Generation Y embodies the trend towards meshing office life with play, and is creating a new and unique work/life balance. ...
  39. The Pitfalls of PLUS College Loans

    Here's how parents can avoid the pitfalls of PLUS Loans when it comes to funding their children's college education.
  40. Getting a College Student to Love ... Investing?

    College students have a big advantage over many other investors: time. Here's how to get them interested in investing.
  41. The Rise of Subscription-Based Financial Advice

    The latest way to target younger clients is to provide financial planning services for a monthly fee, simliar to a cell phone ...
  42. Want a Giant Salary? Here's What to Major In

    The stability, high starting salaries and job growth are just a few reasons why students would be smart to consider studying ...
  43. Do Your Investments Suit Your Age?

    No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to invest for retirement. Just make sure the decisions you make are the right ...
  44. How To Get That Entry-Level Financial Analyst Job

    Landing a job as a financial analyst takes study, strategy and a lot of hard work. Here's how to hone your competitive edge.
  45. Does It Make Sense to Go to College in Europe?

    If you're deciding whether to get a degree abroad, first do your research and talk to alumni who have completed the same ...
  46. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  47. How to Build a Financial Plan for Gen X, Y Clients

    Retirement is creeping closer for clients in their 30s and 40s. It's a great segment for financial advisors to tap to build ...
  48. 6 Ways to Save Money on College Supplies

    Tuition and room and board are big expenses, yes, but the cost of textbooks and supplies can add up, too, unless you strategize.
  49. 4 Things Millennials Can't Live Without

    Millennial investors are different from those in previous generations. Here are four Gen Y needs which are instrumental to ...
  50. Advisors: Ignore a Spouse at Your Own Peril

    Financial advisors have their work cut out for them when it comes to keeping a spouse or partner in what was formerly a couple-client ...
  51. The Millennial’s Guide to Personal Finance

    It's a Millennial money minefield out there! Navigate it with these money management tips.
  52. Should You Trust a Robot to Manage Your Money?

    Robo-advisors offer several benefits, but should investors trust a computer to manage their investments?
  53. Fidelity Helps Advisors Drop Unprofitable Clients

    Fidelity has introduced a program for advisors that allows them to drop less affluent clients while still earning referral ...
  54. Millennials & Debt: Why So Many Still Live at Home

    More millennials live with their parents now than they did during recent recessions. Here's why.
  55. How To Invest For The Greater Good

    We discuss why is important to prioritize economic, social and governance factors when making investment decisions, regardless ...
  56. 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, ...
  57. 5 Ways Millennials Are Investing for Retirement

    Here are some of the more popular strategies millennials are using to save for retirement.
  58. Retirement Planning Do's and Don'ts for Advisors

    Helping clients prepare for retirement requires a mindshift from simply mananging their assets. This list of do's and don'ts ...
  59. Chasing Gen-Y: Why Northwestern Bought LearnVest

    In an effort to stay relevant to a young generation of investors, Northwestern Mutual bought online moneymanager LearnVest. ...
  60. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  61. The Biggest Financial Mistakes Millennials Make

    Millennials are making financial mistakes that have the potential to cost them big over the course of their lives.
  62. Why Millennials Should Invest in a Roth IRA

    Saving for retirement is important, and it's important to start early. A Roth IRA is a great option for low-earners just ...
  63. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  64. This is the Top Fear of Gen X, Millennial Savers

    Younger folks are more stressed than older generations about having enough money for retirement.
  65. 4 Ways Millennials Can Buy Private Businesses

    Buying private businesses is a good way to have greater control over your investments while increasing your income and avoiding ...
  66. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  67. Millennials' Money Habits: How to Help

    Millennials gleaned much of their financial savings habits from their parents. Here's where they could use some help.
  68. How Millennials and Baby Boomers Invest Alike

    When it comes to investing Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you may think. Here's how.
  69. Outsource This!: The Top 10 Jobs for Millennials

    Millennials should consider careers in these areas for better initial opportunity, job security and even solid wages.
  70. Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Might Be In Trouble

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under increased scrutiny as debates continue about conservatorship, share price, and profit ...
  71. Millennials: Retire With $1,000,000 --Here's How

    It is possible for Millennials to retire with $1,000,000, if they take the right steps and make the necessary sacrifices ...
  72. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  73. Technology Can Help With Student Loans

    Paying student loans can be a difficult time for young professionals and even in older age. But many new marketplace lending ...
  74. $3M Question: Dream Wedding Or Dream Retirement?

    Wedding season is in full swing, though millennials may be putting off marriage more than previous generations, wedding budgets ...
  75. How to Attract and Advise 30-Somethings

    Advisors who want to attract 30-somethings need to act now. Here's why and how.
  76. Are These the Weirdest Jobs of the Decade?

    If cubicle life has you down, maybe it's time to consider one of the decade's weirdest jobs.
  77. Grandparent’s Guide To A 529 College Savings Plan

    As a grandparent, you probably take pleasure in showering your grandkids with extravagances, but saving for their college ...
  78. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  79. Financial Gifts For Grads: Kindergarten To College

    If you really want to help your grad preparing for the future, consider a present that supports their long-term goals—an ...
  80. Protect Your Teen When They Work Over The Summer

    If your child is working a summer job, here are some rules you should know about what he or she is allowed to do.
  81. Should You Care About The Rising Cost Of College?

    It’s nearly graduation season, so it’s time to weigh in on why you should care about rising college costs, paying for tuition ...
  82. Advisors: Don't Overlook Not-Yet-Rich Millennials

    Financial advisors looking to grow their practices should focus on potential high-net-worth millennials.
  83. Which Robo-advisor is Best for Financial Advisors?

    With the list of robo-advisors already long and growing, which will integrate best into a financial advisory practice?
  84. How Advisors Can Cater to Niche Clients

    A look at niche clients and how advisors specialize in them.
  85. Top Financial Planning Colleges: A Primer

    An overview of the top colleges for financial planners and advisors.
  86. First Resume? Tips For High School Students

    Here's how to shape your school projects, babysitting and any other jobs you've had into a resume that will get you hired.
  87. Best Checking Accounts For College Students

    Student checking accounts avoid the high fees and minimum balances of some other accounts. Here's how to evaluate offers ...
  88. What Advisors Should Know about Millennial Clients

    Millennials are coming of age, advancing their careers, having families and thinking retirement. At 80 million strong, advisors ...
  89. Investing Strategies For The Millennial Generation

    Suggestions to build a long-term plan for the millennial generation, according to their needs and goals.
  90. Why Now is the Time to Snag Gen X Clients

    Millennials might have more buzz, but Gen X savers are more likely to enlist the services of a financial advisor right now.
  91. Is An Online Financial Advisor Right For You?

    Is an online adviser right for you? As with most questions in financial planning, the answer is 'it depends.' Here are a ...
  92. 4 Smart Ways To Get Health Insurance In College

    These days, those attending college have plenty of ways to get affordable medical insurance, from student health plans to ...
  93. Budget Tips for Foreign Students in the U.S.

    Financial tips and considerations for foreign exchange students coming to the U.S - most exchange students in the U.S come ...
  94. Health Insurance Tips For College Students

    Why buy for health insurance when your parents' policy can cover you? Read on to avoid paying twice.
  95. Become A Certified Financial Divorce Analyst

    Use your financial knowledge to help people preserve their financial integrity after a failed marriage.
  96. Don't Forget The Kids: Save For Their Education And Retirement

    Retirement and education financing are the two most important planning items for taxpayers.
  97. 10 Sources Of Nontaxable Income

    Taxes are often a deterrent from investing and saving. These financial practices will bring you no tax grief.
  98. How Influential Economists Changed Our History

    Find out how these five groundbreaking thinkers laid our financial foundations.
  99. How Gen Y Can Avoid Working Forever

    Despite tough odds, Gen Y has time to build a strong future with more control over their lives than earlier generations. ...
  100. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
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