Individual Investors

Individual Investors

FOMC: What It is and What It Means to You

FOMC: What It is and What It Means to You

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has far-reaching effects—with its responsibility for setting short-term U.S. interest rates, it has the power to affect transactions...
Holiday Spending Got You Feeling Scrooged?

Holiday Spending Got You Feeling Scrooged?

Holiday cards have been addressed. Wrapping paper and frilly bows are at the ready. You can almost hear the strains of “It’s the most...
The Importance of the Glide Path in a Target-Date Investment

The Importance of the Glide Path in a Target-Date Investment

Part 2 Selecting a Target-Date Investment In part one of this series, we discussed how a target-date investment works and why it’s important to understand the...
Check Your Target-Date Fund Approach - Part 1

Selecting a Target-Date Investment? Check the Approach

Part 1 Selecting a Target-Date Investment Investors often look to target-date investments for retirement—and for good reason. They offer a convenient way to invest, professional money...
#WhyI529: Putting Your Money to Work for You

#WhyI529: Putting Your Money to Work for You

Chris Goodwin, from Kansas City, MO, shares his story: When did you start saving? Believe it or not, I opened college saving accounts for my kids...
Elections Expectations: Will the Economy Factor In?

Election Expectations: Will the Economy Factor In?

With the last 2016 presidential debate behind us, voters will soon weigh a variety of issues in deciding how they cast their ballots. It’s...
Cyber Security Month: Safeguard yourself now and always

Cyber Security Month: 8 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe

October has been designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month for more than a decade. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National...
Child care costs are pinching the family budget

No Debate: Child Care Is Crunching Family Budgets

Even before the presidential debates kicked off this week, affordable child care had already emerged as a headline issue in the 2016 race. Both...
New college financial aid dates take effect October 1

New College Financial Aid Dates Take Effect October 1

Parents familiar with the federal financial aid process know that Jan. 1 has historically been the first day to file Free Application for Federal...
My 401(k) is set and other retirement fallacies

“My 401(k) Is Set” and Other Retirement Fallacies

Whether retirement is just around the corner or still years away, saving for a financially secure retirement can be daunting. It's important not to...

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