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  1. The Bulletin: Weekly Tips, Trends and Insights
    finances

    The Bulletin: Weekly Tips, Trends and Insights

  2. The Basics Q&A: Paying Off Grad-School Debt
    finances

    The Basics Q&A: Paying Off Grad-School Debt

    Q: I’m going to graduate from med school with a lot of student-loan debt. How can I make it more manageable?

  3. The Basics Q&A: What Can—and Can’t—I Use a 529 College Savings Account for?
    finances

    The Basics Q&A: What Can—and Can’t—I Use a 529 College Savings Account for?

    Q: I just opened a 529 college savings account for my daughter. How can I use it?

  4. 4 Big Retirement Risks—and How to Prepare for Them
    finances

    4 Big Retirement Risks—and How to Prepare for Them

    You can’t control unexpected events in your life and the markets, but these tips can help you limit their impact

  5. The Basics Q&A: 3 Smart Tips for Young Investors
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    The Basics Q&A: 3 Smart Tips for Young Investors

    The markets and investing can seem complicated at first. Use these strategies to better understand your goals for your money and how you can pursue them.

  6. The Need for Yield Isn’t Changing—But Ways to Find It Are
    finances

    The Need for Yield Isn’t Changing—But Ways to Find It Are

    With interest rates edging higher, here are ways you can look for portfolio income, at whatever stage of life you’re in.

  7. The Basics Q&A: Retirement Income That Measures Up
    finances

    The Basics Q&A: Retirement Income That Measures Up

    Q: Pension income, investments, a 401(k) account: What’s a smart way for me to draw on these sources to meet my retirement needs?

  8. Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?
    family

    Elder Fraud Is on the Rise: Is a Con Artist Targeting Someone You Love?

    Here are some signs to watch for—and steps you can take to help protect your family

  9. What Higher Interest Rates Could Mean for You
    finances

    What Higher Interest Rates Could Mean for You

    Karin Kimbrough, our head of Investment Strategy, answers your questions

  10. Social Security Strategy Session
    fall-2016

    Social Security Strategy Session

    An easy way to find the best time to claim your benefit

  11. The Value of Advice: Understanding what a Financial Advisor Can Offer You
    finances

    The Value of Advice: Understanding what a Financial Advisor Can Offer You

  12. Stocks or Bonds: What Happens When Rates Rise?
    finances

    Stocks or Bonds: What Happens When Rates Rise?

    Understanding income-producing investments—and how they might behave as interest rates rise—can help guide your search for income.

  13. Dealing With the Market's Latest Roller Coaster Ride
    finances

    Dealing With the Market's Latest Roller Coaster Ride

    How should you respond when the markets throw you for a loop? With volatility expected to continue through year-end, we asked Michael Liersch, Merrill Lynch's head of behavioral finance, for his guidance.

  14. Are You Ready to Live to 100 ?<br/>Ways to Help You Get (Financially) Fit
    finances

    Are You Ready to Live to 100 ?
    Ways to Help You Get (Financially) Fit

  15. Snap Stat: Life’s Biggest—and Least Understood—Expense
    finances

    Snap Stat: Life’s Biggest—and Least Understood—Expense

  16. The Basics Q&A: Taxes and Your IRA
    finances

    The Basics Q&A: Taxes and Your IRA

    Q: Which is the better way to save for retirement – a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA?

  17. Finances in Retirement New Challenges, New Solutions
    finances

    Finances in Retirement New Challenges, New Solutions

  18. Are Women Better Investors?
    finances

    Are Women Better Investors?

    This research reveals some surprising differences—and similarities—between the sexes

  19. Investor Ed: Two Ways to Rebalance Your Portfolio
    fall-2016

    Investor Ed: Two Ways to Rebalance Your Portfolio

    Keep your goals on track, no matter what the markets do, by regularly reviewing and adjusting your investment allocations

  20. 5 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Small Business Owners
    finances

    5 End-of-Year Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

    Moves you can make right now that may help reduce your company’s 2016 tax liability.

  21. 8 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Money
    finances

    8 Year-End Tax Tips That Could Save You Money

    Consider making these financial moves to help reduce your tax liability and get you closer to your goals

  22. Fast Forward: How Technology Is Transforming Our Lives
    fall-2016

    Fast Forward: How Technology Is Transforming Our Lives

  23. Keeping Pace in a Transforming World
    fall-2016

    Keeping Pace in a Transforming World

    With market growth a moving target, regular rebalancing can help you stay on track to pursue your investment goals

  24. Women & Retirement: The Earnings Gap
    finances

    Women & Retirement: The Earnings Gap

    Your approach to investing could help boost your income. Here are some steps to consider.

  25. Bet You Can't Watch Just One!
    finances

    Bet You Can't Watch Just One!

    A great resource for teaching your family about finances—or brushing up on your own knowledge—the Better Money Habits® website, brought to you by Bank of America, offers free, practical information and tools to help you build financial know-how

  26. The Basics Q&A: A Retirement Account for Teens? <i>Really?</i>
    finances

    The Basics Q&A: A Retirement Account for Teens? Really?

    Q: My teenage daughter worked as a waitress this summer. Is it too early for her to start investing for retirement?

  27. Four Reasons to Use a Trust
    finances

    Four Reasons to Use a Trust

    Andy Friedman of The Washington Update discusses how trusts can help you provide for the people and causes you care most about—whatever your net worth

  28. What My Mom Taught Me About Money
    finances

    What My Mom Taught Me About Money

    One of our experts shares his mother’s best advice—and offers some tips for teaching your children the financial basics

  29. Checklist: 9 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer
    finances

    Checklist: 9 Questions Every Advisor Should Be Able to Answer

    Whatever your priorities, this can help you find someone who understands you and has the resources to help you manage your financial life

  30. Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?
    finances

    Will Your Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

    For many people, the answer is yes – but these strategies could help you minimize the hit on your retirement income

  31. The Day
    finances

    The Day "Love Won"—and LGBT Finances Changed Forever

    What the Supreme Court’s historic marriage-equality ruling does—and doesn’t—mean for same-sex couples

  32. What's Your Investment Personality?
    finances

    What's Your Investment Personality?

    Answering these questions to help your advisor understand your financial personaility and create a customized strategy for pursuing all of your goals

  33. Social Security: Aiming for Smarter Payments
    finances

    Social Security: Aiming for Smarter Payments

    Delaying your benefits as long as you can could give you greater income for life. Can you afford to wait? Here’s how to determine the timing that’s right for you.

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