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NerdWallet

Why Risk Is Good For Your Investments

By Steven Podnos MD CFP , financial advisors on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Many tend to view risk as something to be avoided. However, in the investment world, many studies suggest that... Read >>

Bankrate

Millennials Not As CD-Savvy As Rest Of Us

By Allison Ross for Bankrate.com Despite a newfound appreciation for saving, thanks to the Great Recession, young Americans are largely ignorant about at least one saving option: certificates... Read >>

Joe Young

How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information and uses it to commit fraud or other crimes. Your personal information could be your credit card data or Social Security... Read >>

Bankrate

Does Obamacare Foster Early Retirement?

By Michael Foster for Bankrate.com While the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, remains a controversial topic in the political arena, many Americans are assessing how it might impact their... Read >>

Bankrate

5 Investment Risks And How To Manage Them

By Donna Fuscaldo for Bankrate.com Risk means different things to different people. They may characterize themselves as aggressive or conservative when it comes to investment risks, without... Read >>

NerdWallet

How to Determine When Refinancing Student Loans Makes Sense

By Steve Nicastro, NerdWallet Refinancing student loans may reduce the monthly payment, but taking that step can be a poor financial move if the bulk of the interest due has already been... Read >>

NerdWallet

Will a Financial Plan Keep Me From Running Out of Money?

By Jeffrey Stoffer , a financial advisor on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor . “Will I run out of money before I die?” I wish I could say there was a simple “yes” or “no” answer to that... Read >>

Joe Young

How To Evaluate Mutual Funds

Load or no-load? That is the question. These would likely be the immortal words of the Bard if he were living today as an investment broker. There has long been quite a bit of disagreement... Read >>

Bankrate

Why The Use Of Cash Won't Die

By Michael Estrin for Bankrate.com To hear technology folks tell it, cash isn't long for our world. Plastic -- in the form of credit cards and debit cards -- is the go-to payment option... Read >>

Bankrate

Financial Infidelity: Are You A Cheater?

By Marcie Geffner for Bankrate.com Financial infidelity might sound sexy. But in fact, it's a serious breach of trust in a relationship and can result in a big argument, or worse. ... Read >>

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