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  1. Investing

    Investing Strategies For The Millennial Generation

    Suggestions to build a long-term plan for the millennial generation, according to their needs and goals.
  2. Investing

    Reassessing Your Approach To Bond Investing

    Rethinking your fixed-income portfolio may not resonate in quite the same way as dropping 10 pounds or finally giving up that smoking habit.
  3. Investing Basics

    Five Successful Investing Strategies

    The secret to investing is that there is no secret. Success is all about knowing yourself, getting the basics and using both to make the right choices.
  4. Markets

    Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility improves.
  5. Savings

    Taking Smaller And More Manageable Resolutions

    Something you can do for your savings and investing resolutions this year is to rely on tools already available at your workplace and take them to the max.
  6. Retirement

    Know The Cost of Living Where You Plan To Retire

    When considering where to live after retiring, it's important to keep in mind the type of taxes that would have to be paid at each retirement location.
  7. Economics

    How did 27,000 investors answer to these questions

    We asked more than 27,000 investors across 20 countries questions related to financial issues, from retirement to savings to asset allocation.
  8. Retirement

    Define Your Retirement

    Define your retirement and anticipate, how much annual income you may need to support the lifestyle you want.
  9. Retirement

    12 Questions To Ask Before You Retire—Or Move

    Retirement will feel like the first time we have complete control over what we do and where we live, but making choices could feel overwhelming.
  10. Retirement

    Investing With Purpose: Target Date Funds

    Saving for retirement with a target date fund gives you a straightforward goal: retirement income that will last as long as you need it.
  11. Investing News

    Munis, Midterms And What To Watch

    There are a few things worth watching in the medterm presidential elections.
  12. Retirement

    The Right Place To Retire

    Before my husband and I got married, we made sure to be on the same page about values and children, but we didn’t discuss what our retirements look like.
  13. Economics

    Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy.
  14. Investing Basics

    An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started moving off the sidelines.
  15. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Three Things You Need to Know About ETFs

    Here’s a true conversation I had with my dental hygienist, meandering through our usual banter about life, money and investing.
  16. Investing Basics

    Global View: Investing In Emerging Markets

    In recent months, investors have been looking overseas for opportunities in emerging markets (EMs).
  17. Investing Basics

    Infrastructure Could Be An Investment Opportunity

    Have you ever driven up I-95 on a weekend? Taken a train to JFK airport? You can’t do the last one, because it doesn’t. Infrastructure in the US is dismal.
  18. Retirement

    Delaying Social Security Can Add Up

    The age you start collecting Social Security benefits significantly affects how much you will get each month. Do the math before deciding when to file.
  19. Retirement

    Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  20. Retirement

    Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  21. Investing

    Seven Well-Worn Secrets to Investment Success

    Highlights and recommendations of a veteran portfolio manager for investment success.
  22. Investing

    Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy

    A close look at how the Fed decides which path to follow.
  23. Investing

    Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately impact our investing behavior. Nelli examines the evidence and implications of this bad investing behavior, ...
  24. Personal Finance

    Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    In her latest personal finance post, Jessie Szymanski takes a closer look at a major cause of conflict in American marriages. Here are five things you must discuss with your significant other before taking ...
  25. Investing

    Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  26. Retirement

    Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.