Category: Retirement Planning

Here's What You Need to Know About ETFs

ETFs, exchange-traded funds, are funds that trade on stock exchanges - just like the name spells out. They're like the sexier, more flexible cousins of mutual funds. And ETFs make a great choice for building up wealth. To start, every ETF holds a whole portfolio of securities, just like a mutual fund. You can find...

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How To Buy Stocks and ETFs in 4 Simple Steps

Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   Ready to start investing but not sure how to buy shares in stocks and ETFs (exchange-traded funds)? The process can feel intimidating when you haven't done it before, but it's much easier than you think. And now that you've...

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How to Spot Retirement Scams

They can wipe out your entire savings in minutes Be aware: Scammers are coming after your retirement savings. These con artists come armed with a huge bag of tricks they use to get you to willingly hand over your money. And they’re very convincing… so you have to be ready for them. After all, saving...

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Save Money on Taxes: Make Your 2020 IRA Contribution Through April 15, 2021

UPDATED FOR 2021 You still have plenty of time to lower your 2020 tax bill. For a win-win, make an IRA contribution for 2020. You can go with a currently tax-deductible traditional IRA or the Roth IRA (which is not deductible this year but offers many other advantages). As long as you put the money in by April 15,...

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3 Big Tax Changes You Need to Know for Tax Year 2020

Please Note: This article may contain affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.   The last you want to be thinking about now is next year’s tax return. This year has been chaotic, frightening, confusing, stressful, and mostly exhausting. So piling on the thought of taxes sounds… taxing. But this is...

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5 Reasons to Avoid Reverse Mortgages – Especially If You Need the Money

Please Note: This article contains affiliate links. If you click on those links, I may receive compensation.  If you're a senior who’s feeling financially insecure, you may be considering a reverse mortgage. But please don’t. Reverse mortgages sound like easy money. Instead of paying rent or mortgage, you get monthly payments for your house without...

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