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Getting Started With Investing
For help determining how much you may need for your retirement, figuring out your optimal asset allocation, adopting the best process for choosing investments, and choosing among your IRA and 401(K) options, read The Essentials of Investing. For college funding, read How to Help Your Kids Pay for College.

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3 Tough Truths About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. To make sure you’re moving in the right direction with your investments, consider whether these three possibilities are true for you. You may not be investing enough. One of the big trends within workplace retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, is “auto-enrollment.” It […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Keep Everything You Earn, The Limits of ‘Conscious Consumerism,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to keep all your earnings (Humble Dollar). Ever heard of the “10, 10 and 40” rule? With a high deductible, even a doctor can shortchange his health (Washington Post). If you have a high-deductible health plan, does […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Domino Effect of One Purchase, Whether to Buy Life Insurance for Your Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. The Diderot Effect: Why we want things we don’t need and what to do about it (Medium). Really good insights about the domino effect one purchase can have. The Dow just hit 20,000, but half of America missed […]

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Profitable Ideas: Free is Good, The End of Car Ownership, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Don’t make this 401(k) mistake in 2017 (Time). When it comes to workplace retirement plans, free really is good. Don’t miss out. The end of car ownership? (Vocativ). Many items we used to buy are moving to subscription […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Have a Financially Better 2017, Having More Without Buying More, and Other Articles

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Money moves to make in 2017 (Washington Post). Lots of ideas for improving your finances in the New Year. How to be a better spender (Scientific American). Some ways of spending money pay far more happiness dividends than […]

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The Best Ways to Save for College

I was surprised to read the results of a recent survey showing that just 28% of U.S. adults know what a 529 college savings plan is. And I was even more surprised that only a slightly higher percentage of respondents with children (32%) were aware of 529 plans. If you have a college-bound child, it […]

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