Excellent financial literacy website for younger consumers

Excellent financial literacy website for younger consumers

Looking for an unbiased source of knowledge for expanding financial literacy for you, your children, your grandchildren?  

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Emerging Markets Focus

Emerging Markets Focus

Your portfolio gains exposure to emerging markets through mutual fund investments. This article by Burton Malkiel of Princeton covers the fundamental reasons for including emerging markets funds in a well diversified portfolio...

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The Power of Compounding

The Power of Compounding

Einstein called compounding the most powerful force in the universe. Find out why starting now is a good idea!

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Tax Savvy Investing

Tax Savvy Investing

The value added through efficient tax management of investments.

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Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Principles for Investment Success Whitepaper

Our time tested keys to investment success.

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Cost of a College Education

Cost of a College Education

Updated figures on the cost of a college education.

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How much should I save for retirement?

How much should I save for retirement?

How much should you save for retirement?  With a persistent emphasis on the need to save for retirement, it is also important to consider how much you should be saving for retirement.  Well-respected economists at Morningstar have developed savings rate guidelines to assist… 

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How much can I contribute to my 401(k)?

How much can I contribute to my 401(k)?

How much can I contribute to my 401(k)?  A 401(k) plan, also known as a defined contribution or DC plan, is a great way to save for a secure future, but there are limits to how much you can save each year…

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Should I invest or pay off my credit card?

Should I invest or pay off my credit card?

Should I invest or pay off my credit card?  There are always many demands on your paycheck, but a big question is whether to focus on today (credit card debt) or tomorrow (saving for retirement).  The answer involves balance…

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Performance Gap: The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

Performance Gap: The High Cost of Thinking Short-Term

Here's a great article from Sunday’s New York Times about one of the key points we talked about in your plan's educational seminar. Why does the average fund investor underperform market indexes so badly? What can you do to close the performance gap?

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Target Allocation Portfolios Brochure

Target Allocation Portfolios Brochure

Life and work are so busy these days, its no wonder that investment planning often falls to the bottom of the list. Your plans Target Allocation Portfolios offer a single-choice approach to retirement investing and an easy way to achieve immediate diversification based on your risk profile...

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What Rate of Return Should I Expect on My 401(k)

What Rate of Return Should I Expect on My 401(k)

An employer-sponsored retirement plan such as a 401(k) can be a valuable tool in accumulating savings for the long-term. Plans differ from employer to employer, but each company that offers a 401(k) plan provides an opportunity for employees to contribute money through paycheck deferrals as a percentage of wages. 

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Einstein: Compound Growth the Most Powerful Force

Einstein: Compound Growth the Most Powerful Force

Albert Einstein called compound interest the most powerful force in the universe.

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Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot: Our Own Behavior Can Make Stocks More Risky

Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot: Our Own Behavior Can Make Stocks More Risky

Warren Buffett cites Brutus in his 50th annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter about how so many investors shoot themselves in the foot...

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What Defines Long Term Investing?

What Defines Long Term Investing?

How long is long term? 

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TWM Diversification Process

TWM Diversification Process

But how does one go about diversifying a portfolio?

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Index Investing: A Simple, Low Cost Solution For Retirement Plans

Index Investing: A Simple, Low Cost Solution For Retirement Plans

401(k) Sponsors and participants share some common concerns: market risk, not saving enough for retirement and the impact fees may have on hard-earned savings. This brochure explains how index investing can help.

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Six Wall Street Moves You Should Never Emulate

Six Wall Street Moves You Should Never Emulate

 Key Takeaway: You should never try to emulate Wall Street investors who have a history of repeating these bad mistakes:

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Advice for a Market Downturn: Have a Calm Heart and a Clear Mind

Advice for a Market Downturn: Have a Calm Heart and a Clear Mind

The markets have been on a tear following the recovery from the financial crisis—with some pundits saying a market correction is due. Here’s how to prepare yourself.

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Age My Face: Strategies to Increase Savings, Change Behavior

Age My Face: Strategies to Increase Savings, Change Behavior

Did you know that looking at a picture of yourself ten to twenty years down the road might help you to be a better saver?

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