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May 20, 2022

Alternative Assets: Investing Outside of the Box

Building wealth in an ever-changing economy takes more than just traditional investments in stocks and bonds, and investors are looking to alternative investing as a way to expand their portfolios…

May 13, 2022

Three Retirement Planning Challenges Most People Face

Planning for retirement can seem complex, and current financial markets may make the prospect even more daunting than before. While there are unique challenges to face when creating a retirement…

May 6, 2022

How Real Estate Investments Offer a Hedge Against Inflation

Times of economic turmoil typically send investors looking for safe, alternative options to grow their money and protect against market volatility. With interest rates at a 40-year high and uncertainty…

March 15, 2022

Dividend Discussion: What You Need To Know

A look at dividends and how they differ between REIT investments and the stock market.

July 28, 2021

10 stock market crashes from history, explained

Beginning with the start of the 20th century and through to the coronavirus, here are 10 stock market crashes that shook investors, economies, and sometimes the world. To better understand…

April 22, 2021

The gender investing gap by the numbers

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we’re republishing this post from April of 2021. While women make up nearly half of the American workforce, they still earn just 80% of the…

March 30, 2021

What to do with a Cash Windfall

It can be tough figuring out how to make your money work for you, especially if you’ve recently received a large sum due to an inheritance, a settlement, or a…

February 26, 2021

How to Give Tax-Free Money to Cover Student Loans

Roughly 70% of American students end up taking out loans to go to college. Chances are you or someone in your immediate family (spouse or children) has student loan debt,…

February 2, 2021

Why Wealth Inequality is a Problem for Everybody

In the US, almost 85% of the wealth is owned by just 20% of the population, and the bottom 40% own just 0.3 percent of it. In 1960, a chief…

January 22, 2021

Should you follow your gut when it comes to investing?

You’ve seen the movies and heard the anecdotes — a stock market genius goes against the status quo, despite constant skepticism and disbelief, and ends up making millions of dollars…