Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Why Regular Rebalancing Makes Sense
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
The Business Cycle
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Estimating the Cost of College
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Separating the Signal From the Noise
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In investments, one great debate asks the question, “Active or Passive Investing: Which Is Better?”
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Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
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Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
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This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Saving for College
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Savings
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
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5 Smart Investing Principles
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5 Smart Investing Strategies
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