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Investing and Financial Planning: What Do Millennials Want to Know?

By Laura R. Knolle , MS, CFP®  Learn more about Laura on  NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Millennials will one day rule the world—but who is helping them rule their pocketbooks? Several recent studies have shown that many millennials are beginning to take on the world of investing, and it is our job as financial… Read Full Story


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Investing and Financial Planning: What Do Millennials Want to Know?

By Laura R. Knolle , MS, CFP®  Learn more about Laura on  NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Millennials will one day rule the world—but who is helping them rule their pocketbooks? Several recent studies have shown that many millennials are beginning to take on the world of investing, and it is our job as financial... Read More

What Is Asset Allocation, And How Do You Use It Correctly?

When sketching out a retirement portfolio, many complex phrases are thrown around by HR departments, employers and financial advisors — often with little explanation — leaving employees feeling lost and unable to make smart investing choices. One such phrase, asset allocation, deserves immediate clarification. In... Read More

Lessons From The Failure Of Bitcoin Trader

I guess it is a sign of maturity and acceptance that Bitcoin is now rumored to have its very own Ponzi scheme, but it isn’t a welcome one. According to this report on Coindesk.com , the Bitcoin arbitrage service Bitcoin Trader has folded, and done so in a way that will be all too familiar to a lot of investors in... Read More

Do Millennials Prefer Small Banks?

By David McMillin for Bankrate.com It looks like many young account holders are opting to keep their money away from big banks. According to a new survey conducted by the Independent Community Bankers of America and The Center for Generational Kinetics, 57 percent of millennials prefer to work with a locally... Read More

4 Fees to Consider When Picking a Brokerage

If you invest mainly for retirement, you may not be too concerned about brokerage fees. After all, you’ll likely pick an investment and stick with it, so a few high commissions won’t matter. But unfortunately, commissions aren’t the only way brokerages take a bite out of clients’ profits. And some fees affect... Read More

How To Make Money On The Side

By Dana Dratch for Bankrate.com Wish you could come up with a few extra bucks this month? Chances are, you can. And you don't necessarily have to go out and land a second job to do it. If you find that you could use a little extra cash now and then (and who couldn't?), there are a handful of things you can do... 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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