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What Is Gross Domestic Product, and Why Is It Important to Investors?

GDP, or gross domestic product, measures the value of goods and services produced by a nation's economy less the value of goods and services used in production. In essence, GDP is a broad measure

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Dividend Investing: Small Payments Can Boost Returns

Owning shares of stock or stock funds might increase the value of your portfolio in one of two fundamental ways: capital appreciation (i.e., price increases)

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Money minute: Understanding Investment Fees and expenses

Do you know how much your investments cost? It might be more than you think.

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Money minute: Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Starting a new job can be a very exciting, intimidating and overwhelming experience.  Between learning new names, new computer systems and new procedures, it can be easy to see why the fate of

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Five Keys to Investing for Retirement

Making decisions about your retirement account can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel unsure about your knowledge of investments. However, the following basic rules can help you make

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Money Minute: The Value Proposition of Using a Financial Advisor

Do you realize most people spend more time planning their vacations than they do their financial future?

That’s where having a trusted financial advisor can help.  Whether it’s planning for a

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Company Stock and Your Portfolio: Keep Your Eye on Concentration Risk

The opportunity to acquire company stock — inside or outside a workplace retirement plan — can be a lucrative employee benefit. But having too much of your retirement plan assets or net worth

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Investing as a Couple: Getting to Yes

In a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn't always work that way, though; disagreements about money are

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Student Loan Debt: It Isn't Just for Millennials

It's no secret that today's college graduates face record amounts of debt. Approximately 68% of the graduating class of 2015 had student loan debt, with an average debt of $30,100 per borrower — a

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Tax Benefits of Homeownership

Buying a home can be a major expenditure. Fortunately, federal tax benefits are available to make homeownership more affordable and less expensive. There may also be tax benefits under state law.

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