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7 Important Steps to Finding the Right...

Imagine reading a good book. You invest time and emotion into the book wondering how it will turn out. There are ups and downs along the way, but you remain hopeful based upon some authorial promises that all...

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires...

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or the...

Why You Need a Fiduciary to Help You Plan Your...

Planning for retirement can be one of life's most stressful events. Retirees will face changes and challenges that will impact their finances, including the death of a spouse, long-term care needs, prescription...

Flying High By Managing Risk In Wealth Management

Managing wealth is like flying an airplane. In doing both, you'll face plenty of risk. The secret to both flying and investing is managing those risks. SEE ALSO: 13 Risks You Face When Investing The first step...

5 Stocks to Sell Now for 2017

Pitches to buy stocks are Wall Street's driving force. But analysts rarely slap stocks with a "sell" rating. That's partly because it's too easy to get a sell recommendation wrong. Even if a stock looks...

8 Stocks to Buy Now for 2017

These eight stocks all offer strong growth prospects at reasonable prices, a combination that should result in solid gains. We lean toward large companies, but our picks also include two small caps. These eight...

An Interest Rate Increase Is Long Overdue

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is at it again--hinting that the time might finally be right to raise interest rates.Here's hoping it finally happens this year. SEE ALSO: Kiplinger's Interest Rate...

Great Retirement Stocks for Baby Boomers

Baby boomers approaching retirement might think of buying a Tesla. Though it's pricey, it's a good, environmentally friendly car. But Tesla Motors's stock (symbol TSLA)? It's really expensive and risky, most...

The 5 Best Bond Funds for 2017

A funny thing has been happening in the bond market lately. Bond yields had been falling for three years--and, indeed, with ebbs and flows since 1981. The 10-year Treasury yield hit a record closing low of 1.37%...

Best Mutual Funds for Your Retirement Savings

Save, save, save! That's the advice everyone has for funding your 401(k) plan. Less is written about how you should invest those dollars you stash from every paycheck in your retirement account. Figuring out...

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Basics of Money

Make a Plan for Your Retirement Savings

How do you come up with the right amount to divert to your 401(k) plan?Financial planners have...

What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity

Heard the stories about people who are sold an annuity but later aren't sure what they've invested in?...

Putting Your Trust in Trusts

What is a trust? Essentially, it is an arrangement whereby you give assets to a legal entity (the...

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