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By: Lorie Konish
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Red-hot demand for leveraged loans in the face of rising interest rates is raising red flags for market analysts.
Say hello to the health savings account. It's your next pot of retirement dollars. How to get the most out of your account.
It's critical not to lose sight of the skills that set true financial planners apart from professionals who claim the title but lack the expertise.
If you are a student and think investing is something that only people with full-time jobs can do, think again.
It usually doesn't pay to claim Social Security retirement benefits early. But in certain situations, claiming at 62 can be advantageous.
Be diligent about your financial accounts. Make sure you know where they are so they don't get "escheated" by state governments.
You can pay for nearly anything with credit cards but here are six expenses to never put on plastic, according to Experian.
Planning where to live as a retiree entails considering not just the actual location of where you'll hang your hat, but also factoring in the financial, social, and physical ramifications of your decision.
My dad taught me not to define myself by how much I had, but by what I did with what I had. Money can't buy happiness but can provide peace of mind, freedom and flexibility.
You've worked for years to accumulate a nest egg for your retirement. These investment strategies can help you make sure that money lasts.
If you return to work after leaving behind a full-time job, it's important to anticipate how the extra income affects other areas of your financial life.
Millionaires who plan their charitable giving say their approach is more effective and they are more satisfied with their impact; however, just 9 percent of wealthy investors receive advice from their financial advisors on philanthropy.
If you don't have an investment strategy, you're not investing, you're speculating. And when you're speculating, your money is at the whim of the market.
The Electronic Transfer Account program will soon shut down. Consumers who use this as a way to receive their Social Security or other federal benefits must transition to a standard bank account or find another option.
This is a vital moment when investors need to stay invested and manage risks. They should ask themselves if they're prepared for alternating stretches of volatility and high growth, with a long-term plan in mind.
When criminals use a blend of different people's data, as well as some entirely made up information, it becomes harder for law-enforcement officials to realize the crime and locate the culprit.
The combination of investments in your portfolio can actually be more important to achieving your goals than the specific investments selected.
Out of the thousands of options in the stock market, there are a small number of stocks destined to be large winners. Given this environment, there are 6 factors to consider that could result in selecting a fund manager/fund with exceptional returns.
Your employer may let you buy company stock at a discounted price. Here's how to factor this into your financial plan.
Goldman Sachs says hedge funds are significantly underperforming the stock market this year.
As August turns into September, many pension funds may be ready to slow down bond buying, a phenomena that could send interest rates higher.
The greenback has been red hot, but the rally’s days are likely numbered, says Baruch of Blue Line Futures.