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Investing Made Simple - Active vs. Passive Investing

Investing Made Simple - Active vs. Passive Investing

What type of investor are you? This short video from Investing Made Simple explains what it means to be an Active Investor vs. a Passive Investor and illustrates the pros and cons of both. 

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As New Tax Laws Take Effect, Check Your Withholding Amount

As New Tax Laws Take Effect, Check Your Withholding Amount
Do you remember how many withholding allowances you claimed on the last W-4 you filled out? That's the form you have to complete when you begin a new job, so your company's payroll knows how much federal income tax to withhold from your pay.
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Investing Made Simple - Real Estate (REITS)

Investing Made Simple - Real Estate (REITS)
Your plan’s investment menu includes the Vanguard Real Estate Index, an index mutual fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of “REITS” or real estate investment trusts. REITS are investment companies which own and rent out commercial real estate, such as office buildings, industrial and research parks, shopping plazas and residential projects.
 
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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Phishing, the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, was recently reaffirmed as the "biggest cybersecurity threat in 2018." 

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Planet Money - Inflation

Planet Money - Inflation

This month's Planet Money podcast: The Cost of Life in America. 

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What If You Bought Right Before the Market Correction of 1987?

What If You Bought Right Before the Market Correction of 1987?

The New York stock market crash of 1987 happened 30 years ago when, on October 19, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA or the Dow) plunged by a then-record 508 points—a 22% decline in the index.

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January 2018 Investment Update

January 2018 Investment Update

Market Comment: Looking forward and backward.

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J.P. Morgan Guide to the Markets

J.P. Morgan Guide to the Markets
I've always found this chart book to be very helpful. 
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Five (Easy) Steps to Setting Up a 401(k)

Five (Easy) Steps to Setting Up a 401(k)

Have you been meaning to enroll your company's 401(k) but keep putting it off? 

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4 Pitfalls to Avoid in a Lofty Market

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in a Lofty Market

An Interview with Morningstar’s Christine Benzand Jeremy Glaser.

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8 Financial New Year's Resolutions For 2018

8 Financial New Year's Resolutions For 2018

Looking to increase your financial fitness in 2018? 

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Goals… a short Guide

Goals… a short Guide

The word "goals" seems to generate a certain sort of emotional weight, for many, it's a roll-your-eyes-sort-of-dread ... “Not this again.” But we've found the following ideas to be helpful as we enter the annual season of goal setting.

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Behavioral Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Behavioral Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Successful investing requires overcoming one’s own psychological foibles – but you must identify them first.

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Investing Do's and Don'ts

Investing Do's and Don'ts

It's important to focus on the things that you can control.

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Don't Get too Caught up in the Trump Bump or Slump

Don't Get too Caught up in the Trump Bump or Slump

There’s always one certainty about the stock market. It’ll go up and down.

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5 Time-Tested Tactics to save for Retirement

5 Time-Tested Tactics to save for Retirement
By the Editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Follow our stategies to achieve financial Security, then reap the rewards.
 

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401k Participants Look to Lotto Winners for Withdrawal Advice

401k Participants Look to Lotto Winners for Withdrawal Advice

All who chose annuitized payment happy with their choice

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Shocker! (Not): 401k Participants Want Help With Rollovers

Shocker! (Not): 401k Participants Want Help With Rollovers

 

Eight in 10 DC plan participants talk to an advisor

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Buffett: Indexing the Best Choice for Investors Large and Small

Buffett: Indexing the Best Choice for Investors Large and Small

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett praises indexing, and American dynamism in his 2016 letter to shareholders. 

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The Limits of Investment Math

The Limits of Investment Math

For long-term investors, knowing higher math isn’t necessarily an advantage.

By John Rekenthaler | 01-31-17 | 06:00 AM | 

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