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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.
Do you really need to start saving for your child’s college education at birth? Yes, and there are right ways to plan ahead, way ahead.
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?
Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.
Wealth managers go where the money is, and the technology capital is flooded with the next crop of the newly rich.
From social video to niche social networks, financial advisors are hunting for prospects in the digital world.
Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.
Some advisors prefer clients with assets in the $500,000 to $2 million range over the ultrawealthy—they are less maintenance.
More female financial advisors see the growth potential in targeting women investors.
Many financial advisors like ETFs, which offer low fees and trading ease, but ETFs are not perfect for all occasions.
Consumer advocates are concerned that fiduciary standard rules won't be strong enough to protect consumers, while registered advisors fear that complex rules will favor bigger firms.
Each of the three different advisor models creates different incentives, which is why it pays to understand them when selecting your financial planner. Be selective.
Expert investors are embracing financial advisors for counterarguments and best returns.
To choose the right financial professional to help you manage your portfolio, you need to understand the different services they offer.
It's time to get defensive, and two companies offer robust opportunities, Michael Farr of Farr, Miller & Washington says.
The average man has 30 percent more in taxable investments than the average woman and 72 percent more in his IRA, according to a new study.
Whatever the fixes to the fiscal cliff mean to your wallet, the start of a new year is a great time to take your financial future into your own hands.
Being a millionaire can seem like an elite club. Others believe it's a magic number to reach to retire comfortably.
Traditional IRA or 401(k) and 529 plans can be smart accounts to invest, thanks to their unique tax-free qualities.
A look at nine reasons why a Roth individual retirement account is a fantastic investment vehicle for most savers.