Does The Santa Claus Rally Exist?

There have been rumors of Santa sightings. No, it’s not the kind NORAD announces on the radio each year to the delight of small children. Rather, this Santa sighting is the kind that financial pundits buzz about each year to …
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7 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Your Money

The start of another New Year is just around the corner, and with it come the usual resolutions: eat better, exercise more, quit some bad habit. These are all well and good, but what about your finances? Even if you’re …
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Financial Advice for the New Year

A new year means a new start, and not just when it comes to your health or your relationships. Money is a big part of your overall happiness and success, and the start of another year is a great opportunity …
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The Difference Between Retiring at 62 vs. 65

When do you envision retiring? Do you want to retire the traditional age of 65, when you can collect full Social Security benefits? Or do you dream of retiring earlier? If your spouse is older than you, do you want …
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Do You Need to Be a “Millionaire” When You Retire?

Imagine saving $1 million by the time you retire. Does that seem like a lot of money? One million might sound like a large number, but the reality is that it may not be enough to guarantee you’re able to …
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Should You Hire a Financial Advisor?

Everyone’s telling you that hiring a financial advisor is a “must.” In most of the articles you’re reading, the author states that although they offer general advice, it’s always wise to talk to a trusted financial advisor for your specific …
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What’s Your Retirement “Number”?

When most people wonder how much money they need to retire, they think about the total amount that should be in their portfolio. Is a million dollars enough? Two million? Finance experts are still debating this, so if you’re looking …
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How Likely Are You to Meet Your Retirement Income Goal?

Putting aside enough money for a comfortable retirement is a big goal that stretches over decades. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the numbers and wonder if you’re really on track to save as much as you need. But, all …
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What’s the Problem with Market Timing?

Market timing has a certain allure to it. Much like playing the lotto, it promises a fantastic high if you’re able to “strike it rich.” And unlike the lotto, it gives a certain illusion of control—the idea being that just …
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It’s Open Enrollment Season. What Should I Do?

Some important dates are coming up on the calendar. Open enrollment for healthcare coverage in 2015 begins November 15, 2014 and runs through February 15, 2015. This is the time during which you’re eligible to sign up for healthcare coverage …
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