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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: When The Biggest Risk is Playing it Too Safe, A Better Way to Sell Your Extra Stuff, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Millennials’ fear of stocks could cost them $3.3 million (USA TODAY). Especially when you’re young, the riskiest thing you can do with your investments is to play it too safe. If you need some ideas for getting started […]

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Profitable Ideas: A 12-Year-Old Does Her Own Taxes, Web Sites You Should Know About, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. 12 things I learned from doing my own taxes (White Coat Investor). I thought we were doing a pretty decent job teaching our kids about money, but then I read this post. It’s from a 12-year-old. Wow. The […]

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Profitable Ideas: Plan Now For the Next Recession, Whether to Insure Your Next Trip, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Great news: There’s another recession coming (Mr. Money Mustache). As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Why I finally broke down and bought travel insurance (The Simple Dollar). […]

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Profitable Ideas: Online Shopping Costs More Than You Think, Looking for Travel Bargains in All the Wrong Places, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How online shopping makes suckers of us all (The Atlantic). Online retailing is driven by very sophisticated science, and you are at the center of constant experiments. Cash is king no more (NY Times). Philosophical musings on our […]

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3 Tough Truths About Investing

Investing is arguably the most complicated and intimidating part of money management. To make sure you’re moving in the right direction with your investments, consider whether these three possibilities are true for you. You may not be investing enough. One of the big trends within workplace retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, is “auto-enrollment.” It […]

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Profitable Ideas: How to Keep Everything You Earn, The Limits of ‘Conscious Consumerism,’ and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. How to keep all your earnings (Humble Dollar). Ever heard of the “10, 10 and 40” rule? With a high deductible, even a doctor can shortchange his health (Washington Post). If you have a high-deductible health plan, does […]

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