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What Inflation Means for You

Inflation is on the rise. The consumer-price index (CPI) increased 0.5 percent this month and more than two percent on the year, saddling you with higher prices. MarketWatch’s Maria Lamagna outlines what inflation means for…

Tax Refund Season is Here. Use It Wisely.

Tax Day is fast approaching, which means that millions of Americans will be receiving a tax refund in the coming weeks. In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service issued nearly 112 million tax refunds, averaging $2,985…

Don’t Make This 401(k) Mistake

Millions of employees have an employer who matches some, or all, 401(k) contributions. But too many Americans don’t take advantage of it. While the majority of workers with 401(k) plans contribute enough to take full…

Three Things You Need to Know About Money

While many Americans keep track of their own finances, many others rely on a financial advisor to do it for them. Money management can be stressful, and outside help can alleviate some of that stress.…

Five Ways to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Because the U.S. economy has largely recovered from the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve is expected to increase interest rates this year. Interest rates usually rise when people can afford to spend more. What does…

Three Home-Buying Tips in a Seller’s Market

The real estate is difficult to navigate—especially for first-time buyers. More often than not, there’s a knowledge gap between you and realtors, property managers, and other industry professionals. Seller’s markets—where demand is high—can only widen…

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What’s an ETF? Know These Three Terms

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) began in 1993. Today, they’re one of Wall Street’s most popular investment vehicles, accounting for more than $1 trillion in invested assets and roughly 1,000 ETF products traded on U.S. stock exchanges.…

Two Investments Better than Bitcoin

Bitcoin is all the rage these days. Millennials are increasingly interested in digital currency as a way to diversify their assets and get rich. But bitcoin is not for everyone. Not only is the cryptocurrency…