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Personal Capital Review: A Powerful Free App For Independent Investors

Personal Capital is a free online money management tool that can help you analyze investing fees and rebalance your portfolio.

Get Wall Street-level investment insight to optimize your portfolio with Personal Capital, a powerful — and totally free — money management application featuring a net worth dashboard, 401(k) fee analyzer and more. Learn more in our Personal Capital review.

How To Get Started With Sustainable Investing

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Do you know what your money’s been up to? If you’re invested in a major mutual fund, it’s likely funding tobacco companies, casinos, weapons manufacturers and other nefarious businesses. Learn how to be a socially responsible investor and find investments that earn healthy returns while supporting ethical and progressive companies.

How Much Should You Contribute To Your 401k?

How much should you contribute to your 401(k)?

If you’re like most Americans, you’ll want to save as much as you can for retirement in accounts like a 401(k). Here are some guidelines about how much you should contribute to your 401(k) versus other savings vehicles — like IRAs — while also taking into account other financial priorities like paying down debt or buying a home.

How To Interview A Financial Advisor: A Proven Script

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Finding a financial advisor is like finding a trusted mechanic. Learn how to interview a financial advisor and tell if he or she is a good fit.

Millennials Who Fall Behind In Saving Will Struggle To Retire

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This is not your grandfather’s retirement. Gone are days of working 30 years for one company and retiring at 60 with a gold watch and a pension. Today, young adults must save more, start earlier and invest wisely.

How To Open Your First IRA

How to open your first ira, choose between traditional and roth, and select investments.

However old you are, the time to start saving for retirement is NOW. The alphabet soup of retirement accounts can be confusing, but it’s not as hard as it seems. Learn how to open your first IRA in three easy steps.

Your Investments Are Up: When To Sell And Take A Profit

How to sell investments for profit as part of a long-term investment strategy.

Buy low, sell high. When to sell a winning stock is arguably more important than knowing when to buy. The golden rules for selling stocks at a profit.

Don’t Lose Your Shirt To The Next Stock Market Bubble: The Easy Guide To Smart Portfolio Diversificaiton

Diversifying your portfolio is harder than it sounds; here's what you need to know.

In theory, portfolio diversification is easy: Put your eggs in many baskets. Actually diversifying is harder than it sounds. Here’s what you need to know.

How To Start Saving For Your Kids’ Education (Plus: The Biggest Mistake Parents Make Saving For College)

How to start saving for your kids' college education without sacrificing your own future.

How to start saving for your kids’ college while avoiding one very common — and financially detrimental — mistake.

End Your Fear of Investing

Get over your fear of investing.

Investing is the key to building wealth, yet many let fear hold them back from buying a single stock. Three no-nonsense reasons to get over your fear and why you should start investing today.