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5 mistakes that lead to faulty retirement assumptions

December 17, 2014

These simple errors can cause your retirement savings to fall drastically short of your needs.

When financial fear is your ally

November 7, 2014

The fear of running out of money is not a pleasant companion, but that doesn't mean you should flee it.

Money lessons for sons and daughters

September 3, 2014

Recent studies indicate that girls are getting shortchanged on financial education, but these lessons can help them -- and boys -- get a firm grip on money concepts.

Why uncertainty still rules retirement planning

July 30, 2014

The abundant confusion surrounding retirement finances seems to reflect an unwillingness to plan.

A more pragmatic view of retirement planning

July 9, 2014

When planning an exit from the workforce, the key question shouldn't be if you can do it -- it should be when.

How to measure the ROI of an education

May 22, 2014

At its core, education is an investment. Here's how you can assess its return in advance.

6 types of savings: When to begin each

May 7, 2014

Virtually everyone needs these types of savings funds, and here are the best times to start them.

Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA: Which is better for taxes?

April 30, 2014

Both traditional and Roth IRAs have advantages and limitations when it comes to taxes. Learn how to address the tax liabilities of these vehicles wisely.

How to use targeted savings to achieve goals

April 23, 2014

If the idea of saving doesn't excite you on its own, it may help to put your goals in the forefront of the process.

Evaluating past performance? Don't overlook these caveats

April 9, 2014

Investment professionals love to display past returns, but there are numerous ways for them to tilt the picture in their favor.

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