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  • Check with your HR/benefits department to see if your employer offers a 401(k) match program where they add onto your retirement savings. If they do, think of it like a free money bonus for your...
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  • Since the tax laws for IRA conversions changed in 2010, now is as good a time as ever to consider which type of investment will make the most money for you in the long run.

    The basic types of...
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  • The difference between short term (less than 1 year) and long term capital gains taxes, the tax you pay on any gains on your investments, can be significant especially in higher tax brackets. Be...
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  • If you are paying high interest rates on debt, beyond what you stand to earn on your investments, you might come out ahead by redirecting those investment dollars towards debt reduction. Consider...
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  • Helpful source of blog posts and articles to help you make financially sound decisions about investing, spending, and more. Good selection of unique content from staff writers as well as hand-picked articles from across top advice websites.
  • The difference between short term (less than 1 year) and long term capital gains taxes, the tax you pay on any gains on your investments, can be significant especially in higher tax brackets. Be smart about when to sell - if you are close to the 1-year window it might pay to hold on to the investment a little longer to guarantee a lower [...]
  • Check with your HR/benefits department to see if your employer offers a 401(k) match program where they add onto your retirement savings. If they do, think of it like a free money bonus for your retirement and try to maximize that match (i.e., put in as much as they will match for you). It's almost like getting a raise each year, just consider [...]
  • Since the tax laws for IRA conversions changed in 2010, now is as good a time as ever to consider which type of investment will make the most money for you in the long run.

    The basic types of IRAs are Roth and Traditional. A key difference between a Roth IRA and Traditional IRA is when you get taxed: now or later. Generally speaking if [...]
  • If you are paying high interest rates on debt, beyond what you stand to earn on your investments, you might come out ahead by redirecting those investment dollars towards debt reduction. Consider that if you are paying 20% a year on your credit card balance, but earning 5-10% in the stock market, you are spending more than you are earning. But [...]