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We could all benefit from the guidance of professional financial planners from time to time. Here is a range of options, from free to comprehensive.
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It takes only a little seed money to become a smart, long-term investor.
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Hint: It has nothing to do with the market, and everything to do with your personal circumstances.
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What's a capital asset, and how much tax do I have to pay when I sell?
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You don’t have to be Warren Buffett to know what makes a company tick.
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Hiring an adviser is a two-way street. Be prepared to ask the right questions.
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Safety and tax advantages are the strong points of these investments.
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Keeping careful records and understanding cost-basis rules will prevent you from overpaying your taxes.
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What paperwork to keep, how to track your investments and when to sell.
From first choice to final check, here's how to find the best funds for you.
Learn about the expenses funds charge and which ones you can avoid.
Funds offer advantages that simply are not available anywhere else.
A balanced collection of funds will serve you better than a collection of the latest high fliers.
Find out which fund type matches your investment goals.
You bought the shares. Now make sure they meet your expectations.
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The higher your tax bracket, the more you'll benefit from these bonds issued by state and local agencies.
These investments are close enough to government bonds in terms of safety, but make sure you're aware of the risks.
For safety, Uncle Sam's bonds are the way to go.
These investments are attractive only to a select few. Find out if they're right for you.
Knowing the creditworthiness of your bond issuer can help limit the risk of default.
Don't invest until you're ready, and don't buy anything you don't understand.
Learn how funds work and how to use them to set up a well balanced portfolio that's right for you.
If you follow these tips, you'll be more likely to select and hold on to good investments.
Understand the concepts of yield, maturity, interest and price.
These securities help add diversity to your portfolio and control risk. But they can be complicated.
Dollar-cost averaging is a smart investing strategy.
Decide what you want to save for and how much you need to save, then figure out how you'll do it.
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We'll help you set goals, adopt a strategy, make investing a habit and control your risks.
The most important step toward financial security is to translate it into your own terms.
One requirement for successful investing is keeping mistakes to a minimum. These eight mistakes recur with unnecessary frequency.
Book value, return on equity, total return and other indicators can help you zero in on quality stocks.
This is the bottom line: profits. Plus, share prices and earnings can help you compare stocks.
Stocks come in a variety of flavors. Be sure you understand what you're adding to your portfolio.
Whether you own stocks now, or want to make your first trade, this tutorial will show you how to build a solid portfolio.
Take the time to find out where your money is going on a day-to-day basis.
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If you're the self-serve type, then this is the option for you.
If you'd rather pay someone else for stock recommendations, then pull into full-service.
How much advice do you need — and how much are you willing to pay for it?
A personalized approach and investing at regular intervals are the best ways to build wealth.
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Savings bonds offer competitive yields, unquestioned safety and some unique tax features, too.
The best time to buy is when no one else wants to. These strategies can help keep your savings on track even as the markets tumble.
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You'll get stability and the probability that at least one of your funds will be up no matter what the market's doing.
Learn to tell the difference between a fund that's hit a speedbump and one that's dropped out of the race completely.
Bonds have risks you won't find in other types of investments. Find out how to spot risky bonds and how to avoid them.
The simple relationship between long- and short-term interest rates can tell you a lot about the bond market.
You'll know how much interest you'll receive from the beginning, but you can also profit from price moves on the secondary market.
Not all bonds are created equal. From agencies to zero-coupons, learn the basics behind a variety of bonds.
Bonds come in a variety of forms, but they all share these basic traits.
Shrink your chances of losing money by learning how to pick the best funds for you.
This very-short-term credit market fuels two common savings vehicles.
This strategy of staggering maturities helps you stay diversified.
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Certificates of deposit offer higher yields to savers who are willing to lock their money up for a specific period of time.