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Stock Basics: Establish Your Game Plan
Investor Psychology

Stock Basics: Establish Your Game Plan

A personalized approach and investing at regular intervals are the best ways to build wealth.
December 16, 2016
Understanding Capital Gains and Losses
capital gains tax

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a capital asset, and how much tax do I have to pay when I sell?
December 16, 2016
Fund Basics: Sales Loads and Other Charges
investing

Fund Basics: Sales Loads and Other Charges

Learn about the expenses funds charge and which ones you can avoid.
December 16, 2016
Fund Basics: Tips for the New Fund Owner
investing

Fund Basics: Tips for the New Fund Owner

What paperwork to keep, how to track your investments and when to sell.
December 16, 2016
How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?
insurance

How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

The answer is based on a formula that considers immediate and future needs.
December 16, 2016
How to Get Out of Debt
credit & debt

How to Get Out of Debt

There are several steps you can take to ensure your credit rating isn't ruined.
December 16, 2016
Bond Basics: Pick Your Type
investing

Bond Basics: Pick Your Type

Not all bonds are created equal. From agencies to zero-coupons, learn the basics behind a variety of bonds.
December 16, 2016
Master the Money Market
mutual funds

Master the Money Market

This very-short-term credit market fuels two common savings vehicles.
December 16, 2016
Stock Basics: Avoid Common Errors
investing

Stock Basics: Avoid Common Errors

One requirement for successful investing is keeping mistakes to a minimum. These eight mistakes recur with unnecessary frequency.
December 15, 2016
Bond Basics: The Relationship Between Yield and Price
bonds

Bond Basics: The Relationship Between Yield and Price

You'll know how much interest you'll receive from the beginning, but you can also profit from price moves on the secondary market.
December 15, 2016
Stock Basics: Getting Started
investing

Stock Basics: Getting Started

Stocks come in a variety of flavors. Be sure you understand what you're adding to your portfolio.
December 15, 2016
Fund Basics: Start Investing
investing

Fund Basics: Start Investing

From first choice to final check, here's how to find the best funds for you.
December 15, 2016
Fund Basics: Why Mutual Funds Are Smart Investments
investing

Fund Basics: Why Mutual Funds Are Smart Investments

Funds offer advantages that simply are not available anywhere else.
December 15, 2016
What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity
insurance

What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity

If more people understood these confusing products, fewer probably would be sold. Find out what you need to know.
December 15, 2016
Tapping Your IRA in Retirement
retirement

Tapping Your IRA in Retirement

You can cash in your IRA all at once, but doing so could subject you to an enormous tax bill. You'll probably do better tax-wise by taking out as litt…
December 15, 2016
Make a Plan for Your Retirement Savings
retirement

Make a Plan for Your Retirement Savings

The first step to effectively using your 401(k) is to assess your retirement needs.
December 15, 2016
How to Get Your IRA Up and Running
retirement

How to Get Your IRA Up and Running

IRAs give you the flexibility to choose who will manage your account and what will go into it.
December 13, 2016
Putting Your Trust in Trusts
retirement

Putting Your Trust in Trusts

Save time, money and hassle by steering assets away from the probate process when you die.
December 8, 2016
Brighter Spots in Energy's Slow Recovery
business

Brighter Spots in Energy's Slow Recovery

With crude oil likely coming off its lows, some money is returning to the oil patch.
November 11, 2016
The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses
Technology

The Scary Threat to GPS That Could Paralyze U.S. Businesses

We've become massively dependent on global positioning. An outage would cost us billions of dollars. And there's no backup — yet.
October 3, 2016
Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?
retirement

Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2017?

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see rate increases of 22% next year.
July 17, 2016
7 Good Reasons to Change Your Will
retirement

7 Good Reasons to Change Your Will

Life is ever-changing, and so are your estate-planning needs. Here are seven situations in which you'll want to reevaluate your will.
January 11, 2016
10 Predictions for 2016 on the Stock Market, the Economy, Politics and More
business

10 Predictions for 2016 on the Stock Market, the Economy, Politics and More

The Kiplinger Letter’s annual outlook reveals what to expect from the U.S. economy, the race for president, energy prices, the stock market and more.
January 4, 2016
Retiree Budget-Buster: Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2016
insurance

Retiree Budget-Buster: Big Price Hikes for Medicare Premiums in 2016

Some Medicare beneficiaries could see their rates jump by more than 50%.
October 30, 2015
Scary Forecast: Computers to Threaten Humanity Within This Century
Technology

Scary Forecast: Computers to Threaten Humanity Within This Century

Advances in artificial intelligence raise goose bumps among experts.
August 24, 2015
How to Get a Good Deal on a Used Robot
Technology

How to Get a Good Deal on a Used Robot

Lots of deals are available on pre-owned industrial and household robots.
August 5, 2015