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    First-Time Homebuyer Tips

    Making the change from renter to homeowner is an exciting time, but it’s also a little overwhelming. Check out our guide for the best tips on prepping your budget, getting pre-qualified and how to choose the right mortgage and lender.

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    To Buy or Not to Buy?

    Do you know what is involved in buying real estate? From knowing if you are ready to understanding the process, buying a home is no light decision.

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    Should Your Investment Program Be a Trust?

    A good number of business or professional people, active or retired, count on us to maintain and enhance their hard-won financial independence. Is it time for you to consider a living trust?

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    Mythbusting: Women Investors

    Stereotypes are a lazy way of thinking, but they are all too easy to fall into. Some common stereotypes about women as investors is that they have less investment knowledge than men do, that they lack confidence in their decisions, and that they are more risk averse than the men. A study conducted by two finance professors revealed the opposite, however. Read more about their research here.

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    What Kind of Investor Are You?

    An active investor is one who seeks to outperform the market, to invest in winners while avoiding losers, and who responds to market dynamics with portfolio repositioning from time to time. The passive investor, on the other hand, is satisfied to just get market returns.

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    Information Overload

    Over the years, employers have taken many steps to improve 401(k) plans, to make them more attractive to participants and to encourage higher participation rates. One of those steps was to increase the number of investment choices available, so that each participant would be more likely to find an investment alternative exactly to his or her taste.

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    Financial Planning Tips1

    Budgeting and saving are important ways to grow your money, but you can really reach your financial goals when you start investing your savings early.

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    401(k) Retirement Planning: Decoding the Basics

    Retirement investments may not be at the top of every young professional’s to-do list, but it’s an essential part of staying financially stable throughout your life. Maybe you’re interested in how these investment accounts work, are researching the best options for your life stage, or you just started a new job that offers a 401(k) plan.

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    Emergency Funds

    One of the most effective tools for preventing a large-scale financial disaster is an emergency fund, an amount of money that is set aside to cover unexpected expenses, or to keep you afloat if no regular income is coming in.

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    Meet Your 401(k)

    Even if you’re just starting your first real job—actually, especially if you’re just starting your first real job—it’s time to start thinking about retiring. Most employers offer you the opportunity to participate in a salary reduction plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b).

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    Dividing expenses with the 50/30/20 Rule

    Make one of the most popular budgeting tips work for you by inserting your monthly income after tax.

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