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401(k) Investors: Avoid These 20 Mistakes

July 29, 2016 -

While company retirement plans often have guardrails, investors can goof with contributions, investment selections, loans, and withdrawals.

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Do Not Get Caught by These 10 Behavioral Pitfalls

July 1, 2016 -

Successful investing requires a rare ability to overcome one’s own psychological weaknesses—but you have to identify them first.

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How Your Investment Income is Taxed

June 9, 2016 -

A quick rundown of how the income produced by different investment types is treated at tax time.

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Accumulators: Is Your Retirement Plan on Track?

June 9, 2016 -

Rules of thumb will not cut it for this important question. Learn how to customize based on your own situation.

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Securing Your Accounts from Cyber Thievery

May 17, 2016 - 7 measures to help keep your information safe
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How to Plan for an Inheritance

May 13, 2016 -

6 steps to ensure that the money you inherit will last and help you meet your major financial objectives

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Playing the Oil Game

February 29, 2016 -

Dramatic swings in prices have enormous economic consequences.

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When Should You Save in a Taxable Account?

February 29, 2016 -

As compelling as tax-deferred or tax-free savings may be, some situations warrant the use of a taxable account.

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Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime

Protect data, identity and personal information

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Market Turmoil

January 19, 2016 -

Our take on the January 2016 markets

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Individual Bonds: Are They the Answer for Rising Rates?

November 18, 2015 -

Individual bonds can be held to maturity, but have a few key drawbacks.

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Why Sustainable, Responsible Investing?

November 16, 2015 -

The implications of investing are broader than dollars and cents.

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5 Year-End Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

November 5, 2015 -

What makes sense from a portfolio standpoint may not add up from a tax standpoint.

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ETFs: Passive, Active, or Smart Beta?

November 1, 2015 -

As the popularity of exchange-traded funds has grown, so has their complexity.

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What Will Inflation Be?

October 15, 2015 -

Your personal inflation rate is unique, based on your age and your lifestyle.

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4 Portfolio Takeaways From the Recent Market Volatility

October 8, 2015 -

The short sell-off can provide valuable insights into how you manage your portfolio going forward.

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Dos and Don’ts for Mutual Fund Capital Gains

September 24, 2015 -

Selling pre-emptively may make sense on a few occasions, but not usually.

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First Comes Love, Then Finances

September 15, 2015 -

An early discussion can set the stage for a more secure future.

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Do Your Holdings Pass the Decluttering Test?

August 6, 2015 -

Asking how well your holdings are doing their jobs is a starting point for skinnying down your number of holdings.

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The Value of a Financial Advisor

July 17, 2015 -

Technology is best used as a tool, not a solution

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