Published by Scott Ford “If you don’t set priorities for yourself, life will live you, not the other way around.” No one put this better than Steve Jobs in his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, after his diagnosis with the pancreatic cancer:Read More
Making the most of your years in retirement also requires a sense of financial well-being—the knowledge that you won’t outlive your assets or create a financial burden for children or other loved ones. In this guide, learn how to minimize risk factors, the three stages of spending and what you can do to reduce your financial stress and anxiety.
Published by Jake Bleicher The more time I spend in the real world of finance, the more I question the rationale of textbook theories.Read More
Managing family finances has become more complex than ever as the economy, job market and family structures have all undergone dramatic changes in recent years. American families continue to evolve at a rapid pace, resulting in new and complex financial concerns and challenges.When is the last time you sat down to review your family budget? Read this free guide for important tips on budgeting, savings and insurance.
There are now over 1,600 exchange-traded products available to investors, and total assets are quickly approaching $2 trillion. Traditionally, the primary way an investor could get access to a diversified portfolio of stocks was through a mutual fund. But today, many of these investment products mirror the overall market, providing very little differentiation.Read More
Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans.Read More
Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are investment accounts used to pay for a beneficiary’s college expenses and are usually opened many years before the beneficiary reaches college age. Check out this infographic for some interesting statistics about 529 Plans. Click here to open fullscreenRead More
Published by Mike Schudel I recently celebrated another birthday. I was disappointed when I remembered that, while my toys have gotten more expensive, they do not bring me even a fraction of the excitement a new set of Legos did when I was 6. But upon reflecting on some of the financial changes I’ve experience over the years, one thing I noticed is the lessening of financial stress.Read More
The (True) Cost of Investing: Why Fee Transparency is Critical to Determining Underlying Investment Value
While investment fees and expenses are required to be disclosed through investment prospectuses, layers of complexity, financial jargon and “hidden” fees can make it difficult for investors to understand the true underlying investment costs and the impact expenses have on their investment returns.