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What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of IRAs?
Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are a popular way to save for retirement, and with good reason—they come with numerous benefits for investors building long-term wealth. They also come with a few drawbacks you should be aware of. In this post, we’ll break down what you need to know, focusing on…
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Is a Recession Bad for Investors?
A recession, commonly defined as two quarters in a row of shrinking gross domestic product (GDP), is generally considered bad news. Recessions cause real suffering, especially through rising unemployment and general financial uncertainty—so it’s normal to feel concerned about an economic slowdown and the impact it could have on…
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What Is Compounding and Why Is It Important?
When you’re building long-term wealth, compounding can help you get there faster by increasing the rate at which your money grows. Understanding compounding is key to achieving your long-term financial goals, so in this post, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to know. What is compounding? Compounding is the…
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The Stock Market Is Down—What Should I Do?
Stock market volatility can be unnerving. No investor, whether they’re new to investing or have been making deposits for years, likes to see the value of their portfolio go down—even if it’s just temporary. When the market takes a turn, some people will inevitably sell investments in an attempt to…
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How Should I Evaluate an ETF?
Exchange-traded funds (or ETFs) are a popular way to invest, and for good reason. They hold collections of investments like stocks or bonds, and are a convenient, tax-efficient way to build a diversified portfolio. The vast majority of ETFs passively track indexes, meaning they try to match the return…
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What Is an ESPP and How Does It Work?
An employee stock purchase plan (or ESPP) can be a very valuable benefit. In general, if your employer offers an ESPP, we think you should participate at the level you can comfortably afford and then sell the shares as soon as you can. This strategy allows you to lock in…