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Strategies for Your Investment 'Garden'

But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life – such as investing?

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Should You Make Extra Mortgage Payments or Boost Your Investments?

Actually, you get some real benefits from a mortgage. It certainly provides something of great value to you – your home.

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Newer Investors: Don't Panic if Bear Market Returns

Depending on your age, you may have only experienced the bull market of the past nine years, so you might not know what to expect – or how to respond – whenever the next bear market strikes.

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Time for Financial 'Spring Cleaning'

This year, consider extending the "spring cleaning" concept to your financial environment, too.

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What Should Investors Know About Recent Volatility?

Let's look at the first question first. What caused the steep drop in stock prices we experienced on a few separate days?

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Talk to Your Spouse About Your Retirement Vision

However, if you're married, you and your spouse should develop a joint “vision” encompassing all the key areas of your retirement lifestyle.

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Make Sure You Choose the Right Financial Professional

So, if you decide to work with an individual financial professional, what should you look for from this person? Here are a few questions you might want to ask.

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Women's Day: How Can Women Make Financial Progress

So, what are the key obstacles to financial security for a woman? Probably the first thing that comes to mind is the gender wage gap: Women generally earn around 80 cents for every dollar men earn, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Consider Financial Gifts for All Your Valentines

Of course, recipients certainly appreciate flowers, candy, jewelry and so on, but this year, consider going beyond the traditional favorites to give your loved ones something more long-lasting – a financial gift.

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Be Financially Prepared for Natural Disasters

Whether it's a tornado, hurricane, flood or wildfire, you may be at least potentially susceptible to a weather-related event that could threaten your physical – and financial – well-being. How can you protect yourself?

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Put a Trusted 'Quarterback' on Your Financial Team

And, just as a quarterback on a football team must communicate clearly with his teammates, so will your financial quarterback need to maintain consistent contact with the other team members.

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Questions to Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you'll want to know what questions to ask.

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When Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

But life isn't that simple – and so, at some point, you may realize you need some professional assistance

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How Can You Improve Your Financial Fitness This Year?

Of course, physical fitness is important to your well-being – but, at the same time, don't forget about your financial fitness. Specifically, what can you do to ensure your investment situation is in good shape?

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Time is a Key Factor in Investing

Time can affect how you invest, and the results of your investing, in different ways.

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New Year's: Time for Financial Resolutions

All these are worthy goals, of course, but why not also add some financial resolutions?

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Are You a Snowbird? Protect Your Finances While You're Gone

When you go, though, you’ll want to keep your financial situation from getting caught out in the cold.

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