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  1. Why High Income Workers Should Be Maxing Out Their 401(k)s in 2017

    If you're pulling in a bigger salary, there are two important reasons to consider making the most of your 401(k) in the new ...
  2. Will Vanguard's Record Inflows Continue Under Trump?

    Vanguard saw record inflows in 2016. But will investors turn back to active management under Trump?
  3. 5 Ridiculously Simple Steps to Have More Money in 2017

    Do this to have more money by the end of 2017.
  4. 7 Habits That Can Lead to Future Wealth

    Getting rich is like getting fit. To achieve your goals, you must develop healthy long term habits. Here are 7 habits that ...
  5. How to Save More for Your Retirement

    Be sure you know all the tax-advantaged ways in which you can save more for retirement.
  6. Top 3 ETFs for Investing in Water (PHO, CGW)

    It may be time to look at a scarce commodity that isn’t getting the investor attention it deserves.
  7. What Causes Your Insurance Premium to Go Up?

    You just opened your insurance renewal and found that the premium went up. Here's why it can happen.
  8. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  9. Top 5 Performing ETFs (SILJ, BRZU)

    These five ETFs doubled investors’ money by using aggressive approaches.
  10. Top 3 ETFs to Track the Nikkei in 2017 (JPNH, HJPX)

    The Nikkei is tracked by only a few ETFs. These 3 are worth a look.
  11. Top 5 Inverse Volatility ETFs for 2017 (XIV, SVXY)

    By seeking the inverse of the performance of the volatility index, some investors make strong returns.
  12. What Are White Label ETFs and Who Creates Them?

    A look at white label ETFs and how they are created.
  13. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  14. What If Your Long-term Insurance Carrier Goes Bust

    When a long-term care insurance carrier goes bust, what happens to policyholders?
  15. Getting Life Insurance in Your 20s Pays Off

    Find out how Americans in their 20s can benefit from a well-thought-out life insurance policy, especially if they are able ...
  16. Could Fintech’s Insurance Innovations Disrupt the Industry?

    Next stop for financial technology startups: disrupting the insurance industry. It's already started.
  17. Retirement Annuities: Know the Pros and Cons

    Retirement annuities can be a secure way to make sure you don’t outlive your assets. But be careful; fees are high.
  18. ETFs Today: What Investors Want From Them

    Alternatives, fixed income and smart beta top investors' wish lists of what they want in ETFs.
  19. CalPERS Loves This Gender Diversity ETF (SHE)

    One of the most successful ETF launches of 2016 is State Street's SPDR Gender Diversity ETF, thanks in large part to CalPERS.
  20. Rise of the Robo Advisors

    The financial advisory business is facing an impending transformational change.
  21. How to Minimize Taxes on 401(k) Withdrawals

    Maximizing your retirement savings is essential to a secure retirement, and a part of that is minimizing taxes on 401(k) ...
  22. Muni Bond Returns Hurt as Rates Rise (NCHRX, PVI)

    Prices are starting to drop as an interest rate hike looms.
  23. Insurtech Root Debuts Automated Auto Insurance

    Insurtech Root Insurance has debuted a completely automated process for buying auto insurance.
  24. 401(k) Auto Enrollment: The Downsides

    New research shows that automatic enrollment in retirement accounts like 401(k)s may not always be in the best interests ...
  25. Is a Big Stock Buyback Coming? (APPL, MSFT)

    One of Trump’s tax proposal promises could be a boon for stock buybacks.
  26. How to Know if Your 401(k) Plan is Cheating You

    Here’s what you need to know in order to find out whether your 401(k) plan is ripping you off.
  27. Vanguard's John Bogle on the 40th Anniversary of Index Funds

    In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Vanguard's John Bogle reflects on the birth of the index fund and where the industry ...
  28. Top 5 Companies in Telemedicine

    Telemedicine companies are seeing a surge in popularity.
  29. How Insurers Can Benefit From Smart Technology

    Smart technology promises to bring major change to the way that insurers monitor and protect their customers.
  30. Many 401(k) Plans Are Outdated: GAO Report

    A recent GAO report indicates that many 401(k) plans are still clinging to archaic rules that hinder plan participants’ ability ...
  31. Expect Big Capital Gains from These Funds in 2016

    Investors in actively-managed mutual funds should be prepared for big capital gains in 2016 and the tax hit that comes with ...
  32. PBGC to Start Reuniting Lost 401(k)s With Owners

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will extend its program to recover lost pension plans to include defined contribution ...
  33. What Is SquareTrade and Why Did Allstate Buy It?

    Allstate is branching out into new territory with its acquisition of electronics warranty provider SquareTrade.
  34. 6 IRA Tax Changes That Could Impact You Soon

    Here are several potential measures that could come before Congress in 2017 that would negatively impact the tax benefits ...
  35. Healthcare Costs in 2018: The Great Unknown

    Trump has promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has nominated to his cabinet the perfect man to help. But what about ...
  36. Robo-Advisor Grow Targets SRI Niche

    Recently launched robo-advisor Grow focuses on sustainable investments.
  37. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  38. How to Spot Hidden Pension Fees That Cut into Gains

    You’re not likely to even detect pension fees unless a pension fund puts them in disclosure documents. But more recipients ...
  39. Will State-based Auto IRAs Be Nixed by Trump?

    Will a new law that encourages states to develop IRA-based savings programs survive under the Trump administration?
  40. How Is Your 401(k) Taxed When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You ...
  41. What's Killing Long-Term Care Policies?

    The long-term care insurance industry has fallen on hard times due to these factors.
  42. ETFs: Coming Soon to 401(k) Plans

    The new fiduciary rule could drive more 401(k) plans to include ETFs, which are typically lower cost investments than mutual ...
  43. Is it Time to Prepare for an Index Fund Sell-off?

    Some portfolio managers are predicting that the index fund bubble will soon burst, creating an entry point for active traders ...
  44. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  45. The Boldest Bond Fund of them All? (TPINX)

    The Templeton Global Bond Fund is probably not appropriate for investors who shun volatility, but it has provided solid returns ...
  46. Medicare Costs to Rise for Most in 2017

    Most senior citizens will see their Medicare expenses rise in 2017.
  47. Will Trump Be Able to 'Fix' Social Security?

    President elect Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a fundamentally different direction than most experts ...
  48. The Best and Worst Bond ETFs as Rates Rise (EDV,BND)

    In a rising rate environment some bond ETFs have fared much better than others.
  49. Janus & Henderson Merger: Prepare for Consolidation (JNS)

    Here's a look at where there is fund overlap and potential for consolidation in the wake of the merger between Janus and ...
  50. Your Checklist for Open Enrollment Season at Work

    Open enrollment season has arrived, and that means you need to choose your health insurance benefits for 2017. This checklist ...
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