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Should You Invest Your Christmas Bonus, or Use It for Paying Off Credit Card Debt?

Getting a nice Christmas bonus this year? Here’s some critical information to help you maximize that money. Christmas bonuses come in all shapes and sizes, but – regardless of whether you get $1,000 or $100,000 — they provide an opportunity …
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Where to Invest Your Money in 2014?

Do you wonder where to invest money in 2014? That’s a great question. After all, we’re just coming out of a year in which the S&P 500 has rallied by around 30% since the beginning of January 2013. Can that …
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What Every Investor Should Know About Asset Allocation Across Multiple Investment Accounts

Do you have several investment accounts? You’re not alone. Many of us have multiple investment and savings accounts. You may have a rainy day fund, a 401(k) plan, an investment account for “playing the market,” and so forth. And that’s …
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5 Essential Tips for Your 2013 Year-End Tax Planning
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5 Essential Tips for Your 2013 Year-End Tax Planning

As 2013 draws to a close, you’re probably thinking about the holidays and New Year’s Eve. And you might not be thinking much about April 15, 2014… Seems like a long time away, right? Well, think again. The calendar year …
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What Financial Goals Are You Setting in 2014?

It’s easy to stick with your current habits. Perhaps you make automatic retirement contributions and mortgage payments, but it’s been years since you last challenged yourself to go the extra mile. If you set an ambitious financial goal, you can …
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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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