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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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Profitable Ideas: Millionaire Regrets, Avoiding a Guaranteed Way to Overspend, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. The five biggest millionaire regrets (ESI Money). When people look back on a long life or the accomplishment of a goal, their insights can help those who are still on the journey. 4 reasons parents don’t discuss money (and why they […]

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When Using a Target-Date Mutual Fund, Buyer Beware

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating aspect of managing money. That’s one reason why target-date mutual funds have become so popular. Such funds, offered by many mutual fund companies, handle some of the most important investment tasks for you. They are now the default choice in many workplace retirement plans. But is using […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Up Your Investment Game, Keeping the Financial Peace in Your Family, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Why are we such poor investors (The Financial Bodyguard). How our brains, and our hearts, often lead us astray. The thing that’s probably blowing a hole in your budget (A Wealth of Common Sense). It drives more of your financial life […]

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Profitable Ideas: Seven Money Conflicts in Marriage, Popular Money Apps Put to the Test, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. 7 common money conflicts in marriage and how to solve them (Kiplinger). What to watch out for and how to resolve these issues if they come up in your marriage. Being satisfied with what we have (Seed Time). It’s counter-cultural and […]

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Profitable Ideas: How Your Phone Impacts Your Spending, Too Much Stuff, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. You spend 41% more at the supermarket if you keep checking your phone (MarketWatch). Distracted shopping costs more. 200 random things libraries will let you check out for free—from instant pots to skulls (Money). When was the last time you checked […]

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3 Essential Questions About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. And days like yesterday don’t make it seem any easier! To invest successfully, it’s important to control what you can and let go of the rest. Consider your answers to the following questions, each one of which focuses on a key investing factor […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Wants/Happiness Disconnect, Marketing Endgame, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What we want doesn’t always make us happy (Bloomberg). Are you pursuing things, and spending money on things, that won’t make you happy? Here’s how much more money you’d have for retirement if you saved $100 a month starting at age […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Financial Habits You Inherited, Becoming a 401(k) Millionaire, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Want a good lesson in financial planning? Study how well your parents did or didn’t do (Pete the Planner). Identifying how your parents continue to influence your financial beliefs and behaviors is the first step toward deciding whether you want to […]

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