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Investing Is A Sticky Wicket In 401(k)s

By Sheyna Steiner for Workplace retirement plans such as 401(k)s are fantastic vehicles for the well-heeled, the frugal, investment professionals and those with the time and... Read >>

Joe Young

Getting The Most Out Of Your Company's 401k Retirement Savings Plan

An employer’s 401k plan is the main means of saving for retirement for most Americans. A 401k can be an effective tool in your retirement savings toolbox if you make the most of what it has to... Read >>


4 Tax Traps That Can Hijack Your Retirement

You work, you pay taxes. By the time retirement finally rolls around you probably think you would be due for a tax break. Small chance. Taxpayers between the ages of 55 and 65 paid 18% of all... Read >>


How to Pay Yourself in Retirement

After decades of regularly stashing away a good chunk of your income for retirement, it’s only natural that you’d want to use your savings responsibly. While most of us are familiar with healthy... Read >>


5 Biggest Vacation Budget Busters

By Judy Martel for You know the little voice in your head that says, "I work hard, so I deserve this"? It's just one of the psychological games we play that can get... Read >>


Advice For Late-Blooming Parents

By Jennie L. Phipps for First-time parents who are in their 40s and 50s face some retirement-planning issues that are different from those generally encountered by people who got... Read >>

Jim Cahn

Eight Investing Fears to Avoid When Making Investment Decisions

Fear is one of our most primal feelings. When harnessed correctly, internal fear can be an incredibly powerful motivator. For instance, the fear of failure drives us to do our best every day.... Read >>

Joe Young

4 Of The Worst Money Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

In the world of finance, it is very difficult earn the title of “expert.” Really knowing what money is, how to handle it properly, and how to make it grow takes years of practice and experience.... Read >>

Martin Tillier

Bitcoin: Getting Started In Trading

My intention in writing about Bitcoin in these pages each week is to make the subject as boring as possible. Not the articles, of course; I hope that they will be lively and entertaining, with... Read >>

Bart Brooks

Cost Of Living Guide In the United States

Moving can be a big deal, especially if you're relocating to a new city or state. One of the major considerations when making such a big move is the cost of living, which can vary wildly... Read >>

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