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Women & Money

Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies
Coronavirus and Your Money

Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies

When it comes to investing, too many women learn the hard way that disengaging is a mistake.
September 14, 2020
Fresh Voices in Personal Finance
Women & Money

Fresh Voices in Personal Finance

An impressive number of young women have entered the personal finance field via blogs, websites and social media.
August 26, 2020
Small-Business Owners Terrified of Keeping PPP Money Face Deadline Today
business

Small-Business Owners Terrified of Keeping PPP Money Face Deadline Today

The rules of the Paycheck Protection Program keep changing. And the latest rules change has some business owners thinking about giving their money bac…
May 19, 2020
5 Bear Market Lessons Learned from 20 Years as a Financial Adviser
retirement

5 Bear Market Lessons Learned from 20 Years as a Financial Adviser

When stock markets are tanking, jumping, shaking and diving, here's what works for investors and retirement savers, and what doesn't.
April 15, 2020
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Advice From Confident Investors
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Advice From Confident Investors

Take advantage of publications, podcasts, adult ed classes and other resources, including family members.
November 26, 2019

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10 Top Stocks That Show Gender Diversity Counts
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10 Top Stocks That Show Gender Diversity Counts

September 13, 2019
How to Be a Confident Investor
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How to Be a Confident Investor

You don’t have to be an expert. Start with your employer’s retirement savings plan.
August 29, 2019
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Nina Olson: The Softer Side of the IRS
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Nina Olson: The Softer Side of the IRS

The national taxpayer advocate, who’s retiring soon, gives frustrated taxpayers a voice.
June 6, 2019
Sleeping Your Way to the Top (Or Bottom)
retirement

Sleeping Your Way to the Top (Or Bottom)

What's going on with office romances these days? How prevalent are they? And just how dangerous can they be for your career?
April 15, 2019
Financial Challenges Facing Women
retirement

Financial Challenges Facing Women

An expert weighs in on the unique issues women face when planning for retirement.
March 25, 2019
Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away
retirement

Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years to go.
January 3, 2019
Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?
life insurance

Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?

One form of life insurance that may be worth investigating for its tax advantages and estate benefits is an indexed universal life policy.
December 21, 2018
Timeshare Nightmares: Don't Let This Happen to You
retirement

Timeshare Nightmares: Don't Let This Happen to You

Hours-long, pressure-filled timeshare encounters leave two couples in tears. Consumers can learn a lot from their stories. Here's what to know about t…
December 10, 2018
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A Money Smart Divorce
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A Money Smart Divorce

Whether your divorce is amicable or rancorous enough to inspire a country music song, it’s important to pay attention to taxes when dividing your asse…
November 1, 2018
The 5 Things People Ask Potential Advisers and Why They Are Wrong
retirement

The 5 Things People Ask Potential Advisers and Why They Are Wrong

Finding the right financial planner takes more thought than asking the same old questions. Here's where people are going wrong, and what they should a…
October 11, 2018
Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate
insurance

Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate

They aren't for everyone, but health care sharing programs are a faith-based alternative to traditional health plans that can save some people money. …
August 30, 2018
What I Bought When Stocks Tanked
stocks

What I Bought When Stocks Tanked

Our "Practical Investing" columnist happily seized the moment to buy two stocks that had been on her wish list for a long time: Costco and Boeing.
March 8, 2018
Social Security Strategies for Divorced Couples
retirement

Social Security Strategies for Divorced Couples

You may be able to claim a benefit based on your ex-spouse's earnings.
March 1, 2018
Social Security Strategies for Married Retirees
retirement

Social Security Strategies for Married Retirees

Try these tips to boost retirement benefits for you and your spouse.
March 1, 2018
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Social Security Strategies If a Spouse Dies
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Social Security Strategies If a Spouse Dies

Claiming survivor benefits after losing a spouse can ease the financial loss.
March 1, 2018
Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?
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Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?

The new policy goes into effect in 2019. Older divorces can be modified to follow the new rules—if both parties agree.
February 9, 2018
Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?
investing

Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?

My own kids dabble in bitcoin. If you feel compelled to join the crowd, I have three pieces of advice for you.
January 23, 2018
Smart Retirees Eventually Realize They Need a Professional Plan
retirement

Smart Retirees Eventually Realize They Need a Professional Plan

I've seen people with $1 million, even $2 million, run out of money because they didn't have a plan. You can only wing it for so long.
December 20, 2017
The Secrets of Women Investors
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The Secrets of Women Investors

For starters, they do more research and they panic less. And­ guess what—they get better results.
October 4, 2017
Tech Entrepreneur Nina Vaca Goes Global
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Tech Entrepreneur Nina Vaca Goes Global

When we first spoke with Pinnacle Group's Nina Vaca in 2006, her IT business was making millions in revenue. Last year, it reached more than $1 billio…
April 21, 2017