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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: Rewriting Your Money Script, Becoming a Better Investor, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to figure out your “money script” — and change the way you handle your finances (Money Ning). We all have conversations about money going on in our minds. Change the conversation and you could change your experience with money. The difference between busy and […]

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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: College Loses Its Luster, Quitting the Comparison Game, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. College degrees lose luster as inflation surges and student debt balloons (Bloomberg). I wonder if part of the problem is that too many entering freshmen don’t know what they want to study, which leads to delayed graduation, which leads to more cost.   When […]

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Profitable Ideas: Helping Our Kids “Catch” Contentment, Inflation is Coming for Our Tax Bills, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Six practical ways to model contentment for your kids today (Becoming Minimalist). Great ideas for helping our kids “catch” contentment from us. Teenagers should be working this summer (Daily Citizen). Getting our young people working will benefit them in countless good ways. And this […]

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Profitable Ideas: Tough Lessons for Newer Investors, It Pays to Drive Safely, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Amateur investors rode the bull up. Now the bear looms (NY Times). After a long-running bull market that left many investors feeling like they could do no wrong, some are facing their first real test. See also, Maintaining perspective (SMI). Why everyone’s bearish (The […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Hard Truth About Investing, How to Safely Earn Nearly 10 Percent, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Nobody wants to tell you this (A Teachable Moment). A hard truth — doing the right things doesn’t guarantee success in investing. Timely tips for investors to deal with today’s worst challenges (Kiplinger). Some good reminders for times like this. 5 things to know […]

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3 Essential Questions About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. And years like this one 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 […]

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Profitable Ideas: Your Brain on High Inflation, New Research on Money and Marriage, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. How to adjust your brain for 8.5% inflation (Wall Street Journal). After enjoying a low-inflation environment for so long, it’s jarring to go to the gas station or grocery store these days. Here’s how to cope. Target-date funds work up to a point. So […]

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