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From the age we begin working, many of us create a spendthrift lifestyle that can't be maintained after retirement.
U.S. investments in Russia and Ukraine are not likely to be heavily impacted, long term, by current military and political tensions.
Investors are concerned about rising rates and its effect on portfolios. One advisor details how to prepare for a rising interest-rate environment.
With inflation low and rates up, a run on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities isn't likely but investors may think low-priced TIPS a good hedge.
U.S. investors are pumping money into world equity markets, where Europe and Asia offer growth but emerging markets and commodities pose challenges.
Proper estate planning entails drawing up a detailed will, and perhaps trust or health proxy, with the help of a qualified attorney.
Emotional stress often follows financial windfall, making careful planning and investing essential to surviving sudden monetary gain.
While premiums are expensive, long-term care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and can reduce some financial stress.
Amid rising interest rates, financial advisors say fixed-income investment strategies make bonds a smart way to protect against stock risk.
The post-retirement switch from wealth accumulation to living off of savings poses challenges for retirees looking to not outlive their savings.
The family home, long thought of as a lucrative investment vehicle, performs poorly compared to other asset classes as a means of retirement savings.
Financial resolutions for 2014 should include longer-term planning and a customized approach to investing, to protect against market volatility.
Your 50s are an optimum time to boost retirement savings, thanks to higher disposable income, pay and tax-deferred contribution limits.
The myRA is a good idea for people unable to meet $1,000 IRA minimums. But staying in it after reaching the $1,000 mark? Not such a good idea.
Flush with cash and wary of market volatility, wealthy investors increasingly are buying rare coins and other so-called treasure assets, say advisors.
The uncertainty in stocks and bonds is routing investors to other investments, like alternative-strategy mutual and exchange-traded funds.
Financial advisors can help engaged couples make financial planning, from savings strategies to insurance policies, a priority before the wedding day.
A well-conceived portfolio, diversified across domestic and international equity and bond positions, should survive some downside surprises.
Students looking for affordable college educations are benefiting from sliding-scale tuition payment plans at many private and public universities.
The newly created myRA retirement plan will prove to be a bloated bureaucratic mess, predicts financial advisor Scott Hanson.
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Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, an investment advisory specialized in helping women and couples meet financial goals.
Richard Coppa is managing director of Wealth Health, advising high-net-worth executives and business owners.
Mark Cortazzo is senior partner and founder of MACRO Consulting Group.
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