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How to choose between a traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)

If you have the option to invest in both a traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) at work, here’s how to decide which account is better for you. Most ...
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7 Low-Risk Investments With High Returns in 2019

Low-risk is a relative term when it comes to investing. The classic risk-free investment is Treasury securities, but even they carry some degree of price risk from changes ...
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If you’re worried about a recession, now is probably a good time to consider hiring a financial adviser

There’s a lot of upside to working with a financial adviser, especially if you’re worried about what the future holds. In partnership with Morning Consult, the Certified Financial Planner ...
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IRS Increases 401(k) Contribution Limits for 2020

The annual tax-deferred amounts workers can set aside for their retirement will increase for 2020, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced. Next year, the contribution limit for ...
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Opinion: This home mortgage disaster is ready to punish housing markets

In a MarketWatch column last March, I discussed the serious threat that cash-out refinances (cash-out refis) pose for major U.S. housing markets. Eight months later, the problem continues. To reiterate, in ...
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3 advantages of using fixed indexed annuities in retirement

Fixed indexed annuities are often pegged as a safer way to invest in the market. As such, many financial advisers spurn the product due to its perceived inefficiencies ...
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How Will the Impeachment Inquiry Affect Markets?

You might think launching a formal impeachment inquiry against the sitting president of the United States would have a negative impact on markets. Investors, Don’t Worry About Impeachment ...
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Why DIY investors still might want a financial adviser

You’re comfortable investing your money, managing your household budget, and planning for retirement. When questions arise (Lease or buy a car? Refinance my home mortgage? Do I need long-term care ...
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What Happens to Your Retirement Plan Now That the Fed Lowered Interest Rates?

At the end of July, the Fed lowered its key interest rate by 0.25% to just below 2.25% — the first time it has cut rates since 2008. ...
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The best way to save for retirement may include this underused plan

Most people understand the virtues of a 401(k) when it comes to saving for retirement. Still, few know that there’s another employer-sponsored plan that could work just as ...
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