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Who's Watching Your Money

  • Is Your Money Safe? Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Is Your Money Safe?

    Many sectors of the financial industry saw their prestige crumble after the economic crisis of 2007-2009.  From bankers to insurance brokers to mutual fund and wealth managers, public confidence in their investing know-how nearly collapsed—leaving consumers wondering if their money was safe.

  • Your Bank Accounts: Are They Really Insured? Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 3:53 PM ET
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    Banks once offered simple checking and savings accounts. Now they offer brokerage accounts and other financial products. How do you know what's FDIC-insured?

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Your Financial Adviser Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:11 PM ET
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    Choosing an adviser could be the most important financial decision you make in your lifetime, so be thorough and smart.

  • When Having a Financial Adviser Makes Sense Saturday, 29 Sep 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
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    With so much volatility around the globe, investors are confused about the direction they should take in their investment decisions. Yet that is when having a financial adviser may make the most sense.

  • Widely Held Stocks in 401(k)s Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | 1:33 PM ET
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    Here are the top 10 most widely held and heavily weighted stocks owned by equity mutual funds in all 401(k) retirement plans.

  • 8 Ways to Avoid Financial Abuse Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:12 PM ET

    Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.

  • How the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Hurt Married Couples Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 3:10 PM ET
    How the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Hurt Married Couples

    There are many financial perks that come with being married. Filing taxes generally isn’t one of them.

  • What You Should Know About Your Spouse’s Money Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 3:13 PM ET
    What You Should Know About Your Spouse’s Money

    Financial stress is the most commonly cited cause of divorce in the U.S.  So if you want to protect your union, make open and honest financial planning a priority. Here's how.

  • Scared to Discuss Your Will With Your Family? Here Are Some Tips

    Hollywood’s version of estate planning is a power play from beyond the grave — the dearly departed’s chance to get even, or finally tell the relatives exactly what he thought of them. But here’s another possibility: Maybe the old geezer was scared to talk directly to his loved ones about his estate.

  • Alternative Investing Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    Alternative investing may not be for everyone, but there's an entry point for almost anyone.

  • ETF Strategist: Currencies Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 5:22 PM ET

    ETF Strategist provides the pros and cons of investing in various assets along with sample bull, bear and sideways (neutral) portfolios.

  • Morningstar Investment Conference 2012 Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET

    News, analysis and advice from one of the premiere investment conferences.

  • Portfolio Tune-Up Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Advice and guidance on how to manage your money: investments, retirement, housing and family.

  • How to Prevent the 10 Most Common Money Mistakes Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:01 PM ET
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    Ahead of the new year -- always the season for financial reckoning -- we offer a look at these common mistakes, and ways to stop making them.

Portfolio Tune-Up

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    There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.

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    Sure, income is important, but without the right discipline it is easy to eat up cash, regardless of your rate of return. Here's how to keep a lid on spending.

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    Senior citizens are probably more willing to accept a little advice than seniors in high school. Helping aging parents be as prepared as possible for the next stages of their lives can go a long way toward creating harmony for the whole family.

Morningstar Investment Conference 2012

Alternative Investing