Put Your Retirement on Autopilot

Saving & Investing
Are you afraid of your 401k? You’re not alone. Back in the ‘90s, there was a terrible retirement problem looming. Pension plans were disappearing, and 401k plans were taking their place. But few people understood how these new vehicles worked (or wanted to sign up for them). So companies began enrolling employees into retirement plans automatically—which solved one problem and created a bigger one: (more…)
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Informative Resources for the Beginning Investor

Saving & Investing
Investing is a huge component of personal finance, and one that can often be intimidating for beginners. If you've never invested before, you probably don't know where to begin, how to invest, where to invest, or what are good strategies. You may have questions like: What's the best investment option for you? Should you choose stocks and bonds, or is gold your claim to fame? How much money should you put in? How long should you be an investor? (more…)
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Comparing Online Savings Banks

Saving & Investing
Online savings banks are a great option if you would like to save money and earn interest for a period of time. High-yield savings accounts earn more interest than savings accounts you'd find at your big banks or local credit unions. Unfortunately, you probably won't find rates any higher than 2% any time soon due to the decline in the economy. However, some interest is better than none and these accounts have some of the highest interest rates. (more…)
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