Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
All Muni Bonds Are Not Created Equal
Gaining a better understanding of municipal bonds makes more sense than ever.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
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The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Learn about the rise of Impact Investing and how it may benefit you.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
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Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.
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Investors seeking world investments can choose between global and international funds. What's the difference?
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.