Young Investors Articles

  1. Retirement Planning The Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head around.
  2. 5 Ways To Get Maximum Student Financial Aid

    Getting the best possible package for a college fund depends on minimizing assets and maximizing the energy you use to find possible funding sources.
  3. Five Creative Ways To Pay For College

    If your financial aid package isn't helping as much as you need, there are other ways to fund your education.
  4. Accidentally Conservative: The Risk that Lies Ahead for Millennials

    Research shows that Millennials are substantially more conservative when it comes to their finances than previous generations. Jessie Szymanski explains why this age group may be missing out.
  5. Insurance for Millennials

    Four insurance must-haves – and one maybe – for Generation Y
  6. Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score

    Now, rent payments can work for you – not just against you – to affect your credit rating
  7. 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.
  8. 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 most, start investing young.
  9. What to Do if You Don't Have a College Fund for Your Child

    Learn how your credit, equity in your home, credit card habits, and other resources can all impact your child's ability to pay for school.
  10. The 401(k) Choice: Who's Right for a Roth

    Roughly half of U.S. employers offer a Roth 401(k). Anyone whose tax bracket is likely to increase later in life, especially younger workers, will get tax savings by choosing a Roth over a traditional 401(k).
  11. Obama Announces Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Help

    On Friday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Miami-Dade’s Coral Reef Senior High School to emphasize the importance of education and to urge students to apply to college federal student financial aid programs. "We want every young person to have the kinds of teachers, and the kind of classes, and the kind of learning experiences, that are available to you here at Coral Reef," Obama said to a jam-packed, enthusiastic crowd in the gym.
  12. 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 of living as their parents did. Their spending and investing habits are guided by somewhat different factors than preceding generations.
  13. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Investopedia explains: Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest or compound interest.
  14. Great (Financial) Gifts For Kids This Christmas

    Parents, grandparents and other interested adults can give financial gifts to children that can help secure their futures, whether it’s saving for a first car, college or a down payment on a house.
  15. How Paying For College Begins Well Before Freshman Year

    Don't overlook the hidden real costs of paying for college, especially those early expenses that mount while your child is still in high school.
  16. Fox Business Network's Gerri Willis: What Gen Y Learned From The Great Recession

    The financial crisis that just notched its five-year anniversary was the ultimate classroom for investors and savers. And, according to a new survey by Fidelity Investments, Gen Yers were taking better notes than just about anybody else.
  17. Student Financial Aid Changes: FAFSA 2013

    Here is a look at some of the major changes to FAFSA in 2013 and how they will affect students' financial aid.
  18. 4 Of Today’s Finance Undergraduates Share Their Experiences And Advice

    In this article, we'll take a look at what four real-life finance students are studying this fall, what jobs and internships they've held, what challenges they've encountered, and what they consider to be their dream jobs.
  19. 7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

    These college classes will help you prepare for the working world. Learn how to stand out from your peers.
  20. The Changing Wealth Demographic (And How To Leverage It)

    Take these steps and you'll be first in line when young investors start looking for professional financial services help.
  21. Tax Holidays For Back-To-School Shopping 2013

    Find out the types of back-to-school purchases that are exempt from sales tax for each state that is holding a tax holiday.
  22. Is That Finance Internship Worth It?

    There are a lot facters to consider when pursuing a financial internshp. Here are some insights from several experts, to help you make some difficult decisions.
  23. Scholarships And Grants For Future Financial Advisors

    Free money is available for aspiring financial advisors as the industry tries to attract more, younger people to the profession.
  24. Top Business And Finance Degrees For 2013

    The current crop of business students are picking in-demand majors with high salaries and flexible career paths.
  25. The Importance Of Work Experience For Students

    Issues facing unemployed graduates stretch far beyond an ailing economy. Use your work experience during school to ensure a better career.
  26. The Benefits Of An Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree

    Accelerating your post-secondary education can save you major time and money.
  27. How To Write An Effective Investment Banking Resume

    A persuasive resume can give you the edge you need in a competitive market.
  28. Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About New Student Loan Rates

    A new federal loan interest rate went into effect on Monday, doubling from the previous rate of 3.4% to 6.8%. Despite the hike, there's actually little cause for alarm for the majority of people with student loan debt.
  29. Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?

    Rising tuition fees and an ailing job market continue to perpetuate a cycle of spiralling student debt and lost opportunities. Has post-secondary education become a bad investment?
  30. 5 Ways To Increase Your Chances Of Getting A Job After College

    Reports show that new college grads are either unemployed or under employed. Here's how to increase your chances of getting a job.
  31. The Best Entry-Level Finance Jobs For 2013

    Here's a look at the most rewarding entry-level jobs, in terms of salary and future career prospects, and what you can expect from them.
  32. Summer Money-Making Opportunities For Finance Students

    These earning methods enable students to generate additional income and provide actionable experience, without compromising their studies.
  33. Online MBA Programs: Study From Home And Succeed!

    The freedoms available with online MBA programs can outweigh the hardships. Find out if an online program is right for you.
  34. Executive MBA Programs: Managers Going Back To School

    If you're working in management and want to move forward in your career,this degree may give you the boost you're looking for.
  35. What To Expect From A Financial Internship

    A college internship can be a wide-open gateway into your dream financial services industry post. Find out what you can expect, if you handle it right.
  36. 5 Financial Gifts Dad Really Wants

    Want to give a unique Father's Day gift? These financial gestures may make Dad's day.
  37. 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 the financial side all together.
  38. Experience Or Education: Which One Lands You The Job?

    When job hunting, does education trump experience? Here are some factors to consider when it comes to this duel of credentials.
  39. 7 Tips To Help Land That Internship

    Here are some of the most important considerations to check off the proverbial list before going after that internship.
  40. The Real Cost Of An MBA

    When adding up tuition, books, rent and foregone salary, an MBA can cost as much as a house. Is it worth it?
  41. Should You Get A CFA, MBA Or Both?

    These certifications require time and money, but combined programs are making obtaining both designations more realistic.
  42. How To Work In Financial Communications

    The surest way to develop a career in financial communications is to blend together the right mix of talent, education, persistence and hard work.
  43. Pass Your CFA Exams On The First Try

    Become one of the elite who pass these exams by using these simple study methods.
  44. Should You Head Back To Business School?

    Find out if an MBA is necessary for you to reach your professional goals.
  45. Wall Street Writers: A Behind-The-Scenes Career

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  46. How Baby Boomers Will Change The Way Others Retire

    Generation X and Generation Y still have many lessons to learn from their elders, including how to make the most of retirement in the 21st century. Find out what retirement trends baby boomers are setting for younger generations.
  47. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  48. Budget Without Blowing Off Your Friends

    With a little planning, you can maintain your social life without breaking the bank.
  49. 5 Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make In College

    Watch out for these costly mistakes while in school.
  50. Balance Work And Grad School

    The advantages enjoyed by successful work-study participants are well worth the time and effort exerted.
  51. 5 Top Business Schools In America

    These schools produce the most successful business grads and offer some of the best educations.
  52. What New Student Loan Repayment Options Mean

    American college graduates are facing an increasing amount of student loan debt. There are new rules for repaying that debt. Here's what you need to know.
  53. Top 5 Degrees For 2013

    If you've made a New Year's resolution to go back to school and get your degree, here are the degrees that will offer you the best chance of getting a good job.
  54. Students: Don't Be Afraid Of Your Net Worth

    Even if you are a student and aren't earning income, you still need to be aware of your net worth.
  55. The Impact Unpaid Internships Have On The Labor Market

    The dramatic increase in unpaid internships has given rise to favorable and unfavorable arguments based on their impact on the students/interns, the labor force and the economy as a whole.
  56. 5 Of The Best Schools For Accounting

    Here are some of the schools that ranked highly in The U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek rankings for accounting programs.
  57. How To Pick Valuable Online Classes

    Gurus all over the place are setting up online classes and seminars. How do you know which online classes are worth paying for?
  58. Common Scams Targeted At Teens

    Teens should be aware of these scams, which include scholarship frauds and fraudulent investments.
  59. 5 Ways To Fund A College Education

    You can go to college without going broke, but it may take an unconventional approach.
  60. Most Bizarre College Courses

    Lego, theatrical fencing and Lady Gaga are just a few of the courses available to students at select colleges.
  61. 4 Ways To Get A Head Start On Your Financial Career

    Breaking into the finance business is tough, but these tips can help.
  62. Schools With The Most Successful Alumni

    These post-secondary institutions have produced many successful graduates.
  63. Stock Market Simulators: Play Your Way To Profits

    Online stock simulators make learning about stocks as fun and easy as playing a game.
  64. Ace Your Business School Courses

    Work smarter, not harder, to get top grades in your business school classes.
  65. Are College Honor Societies Really Worth It?

    College honor societies may offer substantial benefits to members and alumni, but they are not the only way for you to achieve your goals.
  66. Print Textbooks Vs. E-Textbooks

    E-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, but are they the better option?
  67. Stock School: Student-Managed Investment Plans

    Student-managed investment funds offer future investment professionals a chance to manage real money while earning their degrees.
  68. Picking Your First Broker

    If you're a rookie investor, your first big investment decision should be an informed one.
  69. How To Invest On A Shoestring Budget

    Money is tight when you're young, but don't let that stop you from pursuing future riches.
  70. Portfolio Management For The Under-30 Crowd

    Young investors have some advantages over their older counterparts. Read on to learn how to build a portfolio that will grow with you.
  71. 5 College Scholarships You Could Qualify For

    Here are some scholarships that may be attainable for those of us who aren't star athletes or honors students.
  72. Best Part-Time Jobs For College Students

    Here are some part-time jobs that you can fit around your classes. However, the best idea is to find something related to your field of study.
  73. 7 Ways To Build A Professional Network In School

    Having a network of people in the same profession as you can improve your career prospects. Here's how to build a professional network while you are still in school.
  74. Dropping Out Of School To Start A Business

    Peter Thiel's fellowship program makes skipping school very tempting. Should you quit school to pursue a business startup?
  75. Top 5 Incentives For Student Startups

    If you can learn to juggle course work and cash flow, you'll be ready for anything.
  76. How To Start Homeschooling Your Kids

    If you want to homeschool your child, there are financial, legal and educational factors that you must consider.
  77. How To Choose The Right Major

    Here are some tips for picking a major that best suits you and your goals.
  78. Managing Varied Generations In The Workplace

    With today's workforce made up of many different generations, here are some ways employers can help different generations work together more smoothly.
  79. Are Private Student Loans The Next Lending Crisis?

    The CFPB is keeping an eye on the student loan market because it believes it uses the same lending policies as mortgage lenders did during the subprime lending crisis.
  80. The Generational Debt Gap

    Are future generations in trouble when it comes to how much debt they have? We compare debt between other age groups to find out.
  81. Tips For Going To College As A Mature Student

    Learn the special considerations mature adults need to make when pursuing a post-secondary education.
  82. Today's Teens And Money

    With the revelation that one in four U.S. teenagers do not understand the difference between debit and credit, we look at the need for financial education to become a priority for parents and teachers nationwide.
  83. 5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Europe's Situation

    With the euro underperforming, now is a great time to travel, buy a home or go to school in Europe.
  84. Unconventional Career Tips For Recent Grads

    In an uncertain job market, recent graduates may have to think "outside the box" in their job searches.
  85. 3 Things You Should Do Now Rather Than Later

    If you're still in your 20s, you should consider paying down your debt, gaining employable skills and broadening your perspective of the world.
  86. Are For-Profit Colleges Wasting Your Money?

    Graduates of for-profit colleges are less likely to find a job than students attending a not-for-profit school.
  87. Going To College Without Going Broke

    Learn some simple, yet effective tips for saving money in your college years.
  88. The Biggest Financial Hurdles Young People Face

    If you want to manage your finances responsibly, you’ll need to overcome four big challenges.
  89. Easy Ways To Save On Back To School Supplies

    With school starting up again soon, here are some tips to help reduce the cost of new school supplies for your kids.
  90. Money Management For College Students

    If you are a college student and want to better manage your budget, here are some useful tips.
  91. Best Cars For College Students

    These cars are fuel-efficient and affordable, making them perfect choices for college students.
  92. Homeschool Or Public School?

    Here's a rundown of whether homeschooling or public schooling is a better choice for your child.
  93. Facts You Didn't Know About Private Student Loans

    Take a close look at the characteristics of private student loans before deciding it's the best path to take.
  94. Best Credit Card Features For Students

    Students should look for credit cards that charge no annual fees, have a low introductory interest rate and offer rewards or money.
  95. Innovative Ways For Students To Make Money During Summer

    With a high unemployment rate for youths, it's important to be innovative and flexible when looking for a summer job.
  96. Is It Better To Be Book Smart Or Street Smart?

    College educations generally improve a person's chances of being successful, but it's also possible to be successful with just street smarts.
  97. How Teens Can Stay Safe At Work

    If your child is working a summer job, here are some rules you should know about what he or she is allowed to do.
  98. Who Should Pay For College?

    With college costs continuing to escalate, the question of who pays for it is increasingly relevant.
  99. How To Get Your First Credit Card

    Here's a rundown of how you can go about getting your first credit card.
  100. Summer School Or Summer Job? Weighing The Benefits

    The decision to go to summer school or seek out a job can have economic and academic repercussions.
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