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A retirement formula devised in the 1990s doesn't seem to hold up in an environment of low-yielding bond, volatile stock markets and inconsistent returns.
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If the only time you hear your advisor's voice is on their answering machine, or they're unresponsive to email, find someone else who makes time for you.
The recent turmoil in the bond markets and performance dip in higher-risk bond funds is a chance for investors to reevaluate their investment approach with their financial advisor.
Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.
Figuring out a relatively smooth and peaceful way to leave wealth to future generations is very tricky business for wealthy families, and often leads to a blood feud.
Couples can avoid financial headaches and relationship heartaches by having a frank discussion of their individual finances long before approaching the altar.
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From blogging to YouTube, financial advisors are finding that social media innovation is helping them build their brands and win client assets.
Web-based portfolio-management tools combine powerful analytics with flat fees. But is that enough to move private investors online?
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A 401(k) plan is the main source of retirement for many workers and yet plans are often ignored and not reviewed.
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