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Retirement Fear: Inflation

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 3:00pm

When you were a kid, did you fear monsters hiding in your closet or under your bed? You’re no kid anymore and new fears haunt you – such as running out of money in retirement after a lifetime of watching prices go up. You can still plan now to enjoy enough to spend as well as how to spend it.

Paying Down Student Loans

Submitted by Mary Beth Storjohann on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:00pm

The debt of student loans can feel like an enormous burden. If you’re a millennial (born in the 1980s and early 1990s), you like many of your contemporaries may hold back as you struggle to afford minimum payments while you save for everything else in life. Here’s how to get your newly graduated head above water.

6 Questions About 529 Plans

Submitted by Andrew Comstock on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 3:00pm

If you’re saving for your child’s higher education, you probably have a lot of questions besides “When did college get so incredibly expensive?” One popular savings tool that might puzzle you the most is the relatively new 529 plan. Here are the most popular questions.

Time for Riskier Investing?

Submitted by Alan Hartley on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am

After several years of solid stock market returns, you may actually be less afraid of risk. Maybe you question your asset allocation and strongly consider more stocks and other supposedly riskier assets. When balancing the temptation of ballooning returns with prudent and tested patience, though, choose the latter.