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Face Your Financial Fears

Submitted by Claire Emory on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

As a child you pulled the blanket over your head to ward off the monsters. Your financial future is no monster – if you think ahead – but some people still insist on pulling up their blanket. Here are some sobering numbers and ways to get planning while you still have time.

Passive Investing, Actively

Submitted by Rick Kahler on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Index funds, which track the entire market or portions of it, do best for investors over time. These funds are called passively managed, because their components get selected automatically, according to index movements. But you shouldn’t be passive about managing them. You must be very active.

Realistic Career Education

Submitted by Phillip Shrotman on Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 3:00pm

Vocational education is a fine way to prepare yourself for a job, in a world when too many young people can’t find employment. But the programs are not all good. Here’s how to tell the good from the bad.

Money Planning in 9 Steps

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

Everybody wants a solid financial plan, yet more than 40% of Americans don’t have one. Unless you develop a formal strategy – such as a written plan – you might well find any financial goal elusive. Here are nine tips for planning.