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What are the Best Ways to Invest Your Money?

Does the word “investing” intimidate you? Have you ever felt that you want to invest towards a long-term goal – retirement, education or some other major goal – but don’t know where to start? Fear not. You’re not alone. Plenty …
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How Can You Create a Personalized Portfolio Performance Benchmark?

You’re investing money towards your long-term financial goals: early retirement, paying for your children’s college, buying a second home. But you may be wondering how to measure your portfolio’s performance. You may hear the term “performance benchmark” tossed around on …
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Farewell Nelson Mandela

The Jemstep team is deeply saddened by the loss of Nelson Mandela. Our hearts go out to his family and the people of South Africa. Mandela – often called Madiba in South Africa (his Xhosa clan name) – had a …
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Got an IRA? 4 Essential Tips About How to Invest in an IRA

Do you dream of retiring on the beach, or in a thriving city, or in the mountains? Whatever your retirement dream might be, here are two tips that can help you achieve it: First, contribute as much as you can …
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Beware: Your Broker May Have Conflicting Interests This December

You’re thinking about long-term goals: retiring, buying a second home, paying for your children’s college. You want to optimize your portfolio for the best long-term outcome. But here’s a problem: Your broker (if you use one) must answer to the …
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How Much Should I Have Saved for Retirement by Age 40?

Happy birthday! You’re officially done with your 30’s. That chapter is closed. Now it’s time to look ahead. Your 40’s are primed to be the best decade yet. You’ve made major strides in developing your relationships, career and confidence. But …
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What Are the Best Investments for 2014?

As the end of the year approaches, many of us are thinking about what 2014 might look like. How’s the 2014 economy going to be doing? Who’s going to win the midterm elections? And, most importantly for investors, how are …
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I Have $10,000 to Invest. What Should I Do?

How much money do you need to start “really” investing? In other words, how much money do you need in order to open an investment account and put it to work in assets? The truth is that any amount of …
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Investing for Retirement? 4 Critical Things You Should Know

Investing for retirement doesn’t need to be complex – especially if you have laser focus. Or rather, “LASR” focus. LASR stands for Locate – Allocate – Select – Rebalance. What does that mean? We’ll explain. Let’s look at these components …
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