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Best Online Stock Brokers

by Chris Muller
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Updated on October 18, 2021
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How to Invest in ETFs
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How to Invest in ETFs

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on August 30, 2021
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Long Term Care Insurance Explained
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Long Term Care Insurance Explained

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on August 30, 2021
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What is a SEP IRA?
Retirement

What is a SEP IRA?

by Catherine Hiles
A SEP IRA is a type of retirement investment account for self-employed individuals or small business owners with few employees to save money for the future.
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What is a 457(b) Retirement Plan?
Retirement

What is a 457(b) Retirement Plan?

by Jen Smith
Do you understand your 457(b) plan? Here’s a detailed guide to what it is, how to use it, and how it differs from other employer-sponsored plans.
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What is a Traditional IRA?
Retirement

What is a Traditional IRA?

by Holly Johnson
A traditional IRA is an individual retirement plan that lets you save even more money for retirement. Find out how this plan works and some of its major advantages.
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Annuities Guide: What Are Annuities and How Do They Work?
Retirement

Annuities Guide: What Are Annuities and How Do They Work?

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on October 12, 2021
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7 Min Read
Annuities let you invest your money once and receive guaranteed income for a specified timeline or your entire life. Read on to find out how annuities work, the types of annuities you can choose from, and the pitfalls to watch out for.
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Long Term Care Insurance Explained
Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance Explained

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on August 30, 2021
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9 Min Read
Skilled medical care needed as we age can be very expensive. Fortunately, long term care insurance can help pay for it. Learn about this type of coverage.
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How to Find a Lost Life Insurance Policy
Insurance

How to Find a Lost Life Insurance Policy

by Matthew Collister
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Updated on June 6, 2021
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6 Min Read
Looking for a “lost” life insurance policy? Learn how to find it with a little detective work, and use of some available online resources.
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10 Most Tax Friendly States to Retire
Taxes

10 Most Tax Friendly States to Retire

by Jennifer G Gregory
When choosing a place to retire, state taxes should be a top consideration and can make a difference in your lifestyle. Find out what states are the most tax friendly for retirees.
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What Is a Tax Liability?
Taxes

What Is a Tax Liability?

by Chris Muller
A tax liability is the amount of tax an individual or corporation owes the IRS or the state taxing authority. The debt includes short-term liabilities that people must pay within a year.
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Inheritance Tax Guide
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Inheritance Tax Guide

by Jen Smith
Inheritance tax is important to know if you live in certain states and plan on leaving your estate to loved ones, especially outside your immediate family.
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What Happens If You Die Without a Will
Personal Finance

What Happens If You Die Without a Will

by Cynthia Paez Bowman
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Updated on October 18, 2021
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4 Min Read
Dying without a will complicates what your loved ones receive. The process can be drawn out. Here’s what happens if you die without a will and how to avoid it.
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What Is a Soft Credit Check?
Credit Score

What Is a Soft Credit Check?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on October 12, 2021
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5 Min Read
A soft credit check is an inquiry used to check credit for pre-approval or informational purposes. Unlike hard credit checks, soft credit checks do not affect credit scores.
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What Is a Certified Check?
Personal Finance

What Is a Certified Check?

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on October 10, 2021
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3 Min Read
Certified checks are often used to make large purchases. Learn how certified checks work, how much they cost, and how you can prevent check fraud.
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7 Types of Mortgage Loans for Buyers and Refinancers
Mortgages

7 Types of Mortgage Loans for Buyers and Refinancers

by Roger Wohlner
Buying a home is the largest financial purchase most of us will ever make. How you finance this purchase is a critical decision. Here are seven types of mortgage loans to consider.
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Guide to Buying a Second Home
Mortgages

Guide to Buying a Second Home

by Lee Huffman
Buying a second home is an attractive opportunity for many homeowners, but you should understand the pros and cons before committing to another property.
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?
Mortgages

What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?

by Jason Steele
Having sufficient credit is essential to being approved for a mortgage, and it’s important to know what credit score you need to be approved.
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How To Invest $100K
Investing

How To Invest $100K

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on October 18, 2021
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8 Min Read
There are a number of options for investing $100,000. Be sure to look at your overall financial situation in choosing how to best put this money to work.
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Asset Allocation Guide
Investing

Asset Allocation Guide

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on September 29, 2021
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8 Min Read
Asset allocation is about how you allocate your investments among stocks, bonds, cash and others. It's about balancing your potential return against the potential risks in your portfolio.
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How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Taxes
Investing

How to Reduce or Avoid Capital Gains Taxes

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on October 5, 2021
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7 Min Read
Capital gains arise when an investment is sold for more than its cost basis. Taxes are generally due on capital gains, though there are steps that investors can take to minimize the impact.
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