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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. The Top 12 Weirdest Scholarships Available

    Cut your college expenses drastically by winning one of these off-the-wall scholarships.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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. ...
  11. How GenLink Can Help Advisors Navigate Generations

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

    Charitable giving can provide advisors planning opportunities with millennials. Here's why.
  13. 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, ...
  14. A Realistic Guide to College Scholarships

    Think your child can land enough college scholarships to graduate debt-free? Think again.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Where Are Consumers Spending Their Gas Savings?

    The recent plunge in gas prices is putting extra cash in consumers' pockets.
  19. What a Family Tradition Taught Me About Investing

    We share some lessons from friends and family on saving money and planning for retirement.
  20. 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, ...
  21. 4 Billionaires Who Dropped Out of Harvard

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

    Young investors are especially prone to financial mistakes. Here's what you can do to help them.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. Student Loan Deferment: Live to Pay Another Day

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

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

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

    Regulators, sales people and clients all look to communications professionals to help them navigate the markets.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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).
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. The 10 Best Tech Jobs

    Discover the 10 best tech jobs, based on job demand and salary.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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. ...
  41. How to Protect Retirement and Help Adult Kids

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

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

    Going abroad for an MBA can add cachet when it comes time to get a job.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 8 Ways to Find Cheap Textbooks

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

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

    A look at what BlackRock's acquisition of FutureAdvisor means for both roboadvisors and traditional advisors.
  52. 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 ...
  53. How Conscious Consumers Are Changing Business

    Thanks to the growth of conscious consumerism, corporations must evolve or lose ground to new, ethos-based entrepreneurial ...
  54. 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. ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. The Millennial’s Guide to Personal Finance

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

    Robo-advisors offer several benefits, but should investors trust a computer to manage their investments?
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. How To Invest For The Greater Good

    We discuss why is important to prioritize economic, social and governance factors when making investment decisions, regardless ...
  70. 5 Ways Millennials Are Investing for Retirement

    Here are some of the more popular strategies millennials are using to save for retirement.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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. ...
  73. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  74. 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.
  75. 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?
  76. This is the Top Fear of Gen X, Millennial Savers

    Younger folks are more stressed than older generations about having enough money for retirement.
  77. 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 ...
  78. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

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

    Paying student loans can be a difficult time for young professionals and even in older age. But many new marketplace lending ...
  85. $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 ...
  86. How to Attract and Advise 30-Somethings

    Advisors who want to attract 30-somethings need to act now. Here's why and how.
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. 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 ...
  93. Which Robo-advisor is Best for Financial Advisors? (SCHW)

    With the list of robo-advisors already long and growing, which will integrate best into a financial advisory practice?
  94. Advisors: Don't Overlook Not-Yet-Rich Millennials

    Financial advisors looking to grow their practices should focus on potential high-net-worth millennials.
  95. How Advisors Can Cater to Niche Clients

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

    An overview of the top colleges for financial planners and advisors.
  97. 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.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. How Brokerage App Robinhood Makes Money

    Stock brokerage app Robinhood aims to spur Millennial investing with $0 trades.
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