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Getting The Most Out Of Your Company's 401k Retirement Savings Plan

An employer’s 401k plan is the main means of saving for retirement for most Americans. A 401k can be an effective tool in your retirement savings toolbox if you make the most of what it has to offer. Here are some ways to maximize your 401k plan: Invest According to Your Financial Circumstances and Outlook … Read Full Story


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Getting The Most Out Of Your Company's 401k Retirement Savings Plan

An employer’s 401k plan is the main means of saving for retirement for most Americans. A 401k can be an effective tool in your retirement savings toolbox if you make the most of what it has to offer. Here are some ways to maximize your 401k plan: Invest According to Your Financial Circumstances and Outlook ... Read More

4 Tax Traps That Can Hijack Your Retirement

You work, you pay taxes. By the time retirement finally rolls around you probably think you would be due for a tax break. Small chance. Taxpayers between the ages of 55 and 65 paid 18% of all income taxes back in 1997. Today, their share is 27%. Even those over 65, who are likely retired and making less income, pay... Read More

How to Pay Yourself in Retirement

After decades of regularly stashing away a good chunk of your income for retirement, it’s only natural that you’d want to use your savings responsibly. While most of us are familiar with healthy saving practices, knowing how to spend those savings can be a little more complicated. Although every person will take a... Read More

5 Biggest Vacation Budget Busters

By Judy Martel for Bankrate.com You know the little voice in your head that says, "I work hard, so I deserve this"? It's just one of the psychological games we play that can get us in financial trouble on vacation. Donna Skeels Cygan, author of "The Joy of Financial Security" and president of Sage Future... Read More

Advice For Late-Blooming Parents

By Jennie L. Phipps for Bankrate.com First-time parents who are in their 40s and 50s face some retirement-planning issues that are different from those generally encountered by people who got an earlier start on rearing children. A baby shower of advice Put saving for your retirement first . There is a very... Read More

Eight Investing Fears to Avoid When Making Investment Decisions

Fear is one of our most primal feelings. When harnessed correctly, internal fear can be an incredibly powerful motivator. For instance, the fear of failure drives us to do our best every day. However, if fear is not harnessed correctly or if the fear is too powerful, we become paralyzed. Paralysis by fear inhibits... Read More

Investing Basics

  • Getting Started In Stocks

    So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book "The Future for Investors," Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily... Read More

  • The NASDAQ Dozen

    Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? Do you have a stock you are interested in buying but you don't have the foggiest idea of where to even start a proper analysis? We can help... Read More

  • The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not lie." These are life's version of the stop-at-the... Read More

  • The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Successful companies aren't born, they're made. They have to work through the ranks like everyone else. Unfortunately, some investors believe that finding the next "big thing" means scouring... Read More

  • Start Investing With Only $1,000

    So you have a $1,000 set aside, and you're ready to enter the world of investing. But before you jump head first into the world of stocks and bonds, there are a few things you need to consider... Read More

  • How to Select an Online Broker

    One of the most important investment decisions you'll make has nothing to do with stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This crucial decision is picking a broker. There are dozens of companies... Read More


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