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With regard to money, some missteps can cause long-term problems. Here's what really matters when it comes to financial safety.
To protect yourself and your retirement, it's important to understand the advice you're getting when you meet with a financial advisor.
Although everyone's circumstances are unique, there are a few key questions everyone should ask to see if retiring early is a possibility.
The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the most common way Americans attain homeownership. But don't assume it's your best bet.
Some researchers claim reports of a retirement crisis are overblown. In fact, they say retirees have never been in better shape.
Should retirees pay off their mortgage? The strategy depends on taxes, asset and income levels and attitude toward debt and investment.
Stock market returns are slipping, and economists generally agree on the cause: More baby boomers are retiring.
Many investors, even those who work with a financial advisor, have no idea how much money they would lose in a stock market crash.
As the investment advisory industry becomes more client-centric, advisors are working in non-traditional ways, tapping non-financial skills.
Here are nine easy ways to help keep your financial data out of the hands of cybercriminals.
Protection funds, a marriage between modern portfolio theory and risk pooling/insurance, can help with highly appreciated stock positions.
Companies having too much cash on hand is almost as bad as having too little when it comes to auguring future returns to shareholders.
SmartAsset.com ranked the top 10 U.S. states (and, in one case, federal district) whose citizens have the most personal debt.
There are many opportunities for leveraging the power of a 401(k). Advisors discussed the smartest ways and dumbest ways with CNBC.com.
Here are 10 top portable opportunities that can produce income fast and deliver the flexibility to take that income overseas.
With financial services a prime target for cyberattacks, many advisors say electronic safety of data and assets should be a priority.
Louis Barajas is founder and CEO of Wealth Management LAB, a fee-only firm specializing in the entertainment industry.
Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning, has been named one of '10 Young Advisors to Watch.'
Douglas Boneparth is president of Bone Fide Wealth, a Manhattan-based wealth management firm focusing on millennials, young professionals and entrepreneurs.
If you don't know exactly how you are paying for financial advice, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises. Here's how to tell if your advisor is really looking out for your best interests.
It’s very important for families to assess and handle financial issues to avoid arguments that could lead to bigger problems down the road.
Robotics and automation advancements will be necessary in a post-tariff marketplace, and that flood of investments should give a healthy boost to the sector.