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Don’t Be Paralyzed by Uncertainty
retirement planning

Don’t Be Paralyzed by Uncertainty

You definitely need a plan, because what’s ahead could be scarier than what’s behind us.
September 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/18/20: Wild Friday Features More Woes for Tech
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/18/20: Wild Friday Features More Woes for Tech

Big Tech stocks Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) all declined on a wobbly 'quadruple witching' Friday.
September 18, 2020
The 5 Best iShares ETFs for a Core Portfolio
ETFs

The 5 Best iShares ETFs for a Core Portfolio

You can assemble a simple, diversified and dirt-cheap portfolio using just a handful of the best iShares ETFs from its 'Core' series.
September 18, 2020
When Businesses Fail or People Can’t Pay Bills, Liability Limits Can Save the Day
personal finance

When Businesses Fail or People Can’t Pay Bills, Liability Limits Can Save the Day

From LLCs to trusts, protections are here to help — not just companies and individuals, but our whole economy itself. So, anyone struggling in these t…
September 18, 2020
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10 of the Best Target-Date Fund Families
mutual funds

10 of the Best Target-Date Fund Families

The best target-date funds are a 'set it and forget it' approach to your retirement, but which fund family should you trust your money?
September 17, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/17/20: Stocks Can't Shake Fed Hangover
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/17/20: Stocks Can't Shake Fed Hangover

Evidence of a slowing economic recuperation reinforced some of the Fed's worries, leading to a broad drawdown in Thursday's trading.
September 17, 2020
Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now
blue chip stocks

Hedge Funds' 25 Top Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy Now

Hedge funds historically have loaded up on blue-chip stocks, and that's still true today. Here, we examine the smart money's favorite stock picks and …
September 17, 2020
A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor
retirement

A Step-by-Step Guide to Being an Estate Executor

Whether you’re planning ahead for your own heirs or have been asked to serve as an executor of an estate for someone else, it pays to understand what …
September 17, 2020
5 Unfortunate Estate Planning Myths You Probably Believe
estate planning

5 Unfortunate Estate Planning Myths You Probably Believe

These all-too-common misconceptions can steer your estate plans in the wrong direction right from the start. Here’s how to overcome them and tips to b…
September 17, 2020
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Stock Market Today 9/16/20: Fed Frazzles Stocks, But Buffett Scores Big
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/16/20: Fed Frazzles Stocks, But Buffett Scores Big

The Federal Reserve spooked stocks Wednesday by painting a gloomy picture of the economy, but the sun shined on a norm-breaking Buffett investment.
September 16, 2020
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Buffett Makes Rare Bet on Blockbuster Snowflake IPO
tech stocks

Buffett Makes Rare Bet on Blockbuster Snowflake IPO

Cloud infrastructure company Snowflake has pulled off the largest software IPO in history. Warren Buffett, who typically avoids IPOs, is onboard.
September 16, 2020
Qualified Dividends vs. Ordinary Dividends
dividend stocks

Qualified Dividends vs. Ordinary Dividends

What are qualified dividends, and how do they differ from ordinary dividends? Here's how to determine which is which, and what that means for you.
September 16, 2020
10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement
retirement

10 Things You'll Spend Less on in Retirement

We spend a lot of time worrying about running out of cash in retirement. But you might be surprised to see some of the things you'll find yourself spe…
September 16, 2020
How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas
home insurance

How to Get Property Insurance in High-Risk Areas

From wildfires to hurricanes and riots, some homes and businesses are more risky than others to insure. If you’re having a hard time finding coverage,…
September 15, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/15/20: Nasdaq, Tech Stocks Continue to Regain Their Poise
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/15/20: Nasdaq, Tech Stocks Continue to Regain Their Poise

The technology sector took off again on a news-light Tuesday, though Apple (AAPL) didn't contribute much after a set of product and service reveals.
September 15, 2020
7 Best 5G Stocks for the Communication Revolution
stocks to buy

7 Best 5G Stocks for the Communication Revolution

The market's best 5G stocks to buy should reward investors handsomely. But like with the technology itself, don't expect perfection immediately.
September 15, 2020
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Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property
Business Costs & Regulation

Retirees, Create An Emergency Fund for Rental Property

Build a cushion to protect your income from an unforeseen crisis.
September 15, 2020
3 Tips to Help You Navigate Open Enrollment in Your ‘New Normal’
health insurance

3 Tips to Help You Navigate Open Enrollment in Your ‘New Normal’

With all the changes going on in workplaces across the country since COVID-19, your insurance and benefits needs might have changed, too.
September 15, 2020
Best Bond Funds for Every Need
Investing for Income

Best Bond Funds for Every Need

In a changing market, it’s important to remember why we hold bonds in the first place.
September 15, 2020
Prenups for Breadwinning Women: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid
personal finance

Prenups for Breadwinning Women: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid

Protecting the assets you bring into your marriage takes some planning. Take some time to do it right.
September 15, 2020
25 Small Towns With Big Millionaire Populations
investing

25 Small Towns With Big Millionaire Populations

Large concentrations of high-net-worth households are found in surprising locales across the U.S. Check out the latest list of American small towns te…
September 15, 2020
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Stock Market Today 9/14/20: Big Deal! Stocks Solidly in the Black on 'M&A Monday'
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Stock Market Today 9/14/20: Big Deal! Stocks Solidly in the Black on 'M&A Monday'

Big dealmaking from Nvidia (NVDA) and Gilead Sciences (GILD), as well as renewed COVID vaccine hopes, sent a jolt into stocks Monday.
September 14, 2020
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Take These Steps to Make Your Finances Impenetrable to Threats
retirement planning

Take These Steps to Make Your Finances Impenetrable to Threats

Your home’s windows keep out all sorts of threats. A good financial plan — one that’s resistant to cracks — does the same thing.
September 14, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/11/20: Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Mixed Finish
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/11/20: Stocks End Wobbly Week With a Mixed Finish

Tech stocks lagged on Friday, but cyclicals helped buoy the Dow Jones Industrial Average after a better-than-expected CPI reading.
September 11, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/10/20: Stocks Can't Muster Second Day of Gains
Markets

Stock Market Today 9/10/20: Stocks Can't Muster Second Day of Gains

Early gains gave way to deeper losses Thursday as unemployment-benefits claims were higher than expected, and as a 'skinny' stimulus bill was snuffed.
September 11, 2020
16 of the Most Popular Stocks Among Millennials
stocks

16 of the Most Popular Stocks Among Millennials

We look at 16 of the most popular stocks among Millennials that have really captured widespread attention over the past few months.
September 11, 2020