Category: Saving and Investing

6 Things You Can Do to Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

Recessions happen – they’re unavoidable. In fact, they’re a normal part of the economic cycle, just a fact of life. Unfortunately, these economic dips usually send investors into panic mode, racing to get out of the markets before their portfolios hit rock bottom … and that can be a huge financial mistake. Recessions don’t have...

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7 Reasons to NEVER Borrow from Your 401(k)

You’re sitting on a pile of cash… and you really need that money now. You’re struggling with debt, having a hard time making ends meet, and that 401(k) money is just sitting there, locked away for the next 20 (or 30 or 40) years. At first glance, it makes sense to tap into that stash...

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Quick Guide: How to Open a SEP-IRA in 4 Easy Steps

UPDATED FOR 2019 If you’re self-employed, have no employees, and are looking for a place to stash a lot of retirement cash without a lot of hassle, look no further than the SEP-IRA. This amped up retirement savings plan works well for freelancers and side-giggers. (If you have employees, it’s still a good plan, just...

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Quick Guide: How to Open a SEP-IRA in 4 Easy Steps

UPDATED FOR 2019 If you’re self-employed, have no employees, and are looking for a place to stash a lot of retirement cash without a lot of hassle, look no further than the SEP-IRA. This amped up retirement savings plan works well for freelancers and side-giggers. (If you have employees, it’s still a good plan, just...

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6 things to look for when choosing an ETF

You’re ready to start investing, and ETFs (exchange-traded funds) can quickly help you build a solid, diversified portfolio. The trick is choosing the best funds for you out of the thousands of ETFs on the market… and it’s easier than you think. Most ETFs follow benchmark indexes, similar to index mutual funds. That passive style...

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6 Things to Look for When You’re Choosing a Mutual Fund

You’re ready to invest in mutual funds – but with thousands of funds to choose from, the options can feel overwhelming. The 6 steps below will help you quickly pinpoint the best funds for you, so you can get started right away. Once you’ve figured out the types of funds you want to invest in...

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