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Life insurance: What it is and why you need it

Before you purchase life insurance, here’s what you need to know, including what policies are available, how premiums are calculated, how claims work, and where to shop for life insurance policies.

What is an accredited investor?

An accredited investor has to meet certain income or net worth requirements to invest in certain investments non-accredited investors don’t have access to.

13 questions to ask when interviewing a financial advisor

When you hire a financial advisor, make sure you’re asking the right questions: are you a fiduciary? How long have you been an advisor? What strategies do you use to invest my money? Ask questions like these, and you’re sure to know if they’re the right fit.

What is a 529 Plan?: A look at the pros and cons

529 plans offer a tax-free way to save for college. You, the parent, have complete control over the funds, and there are no income limits for opening an account. You must use the funds for college expenses, though.