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Big Purchase on the Horizon? Think Short-Term Investment Strategies November 5, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

There are some important things to keep in mind when deciding how to invest for shorter term goals.

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Household Budget: On the Same Page Aligning Needs, Wants & Wishes October 31, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Creating a family budget can seem like a daunting task, but it may surprise you how a family budget can bring you together and give the family a shared sense of purpose.

5 min read  |  Creating a Budget
Traditional and Roth IRAs for Kids: It’s Never Too Early September 28, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

It's never too early to teach your kids about finances and help them start saving for their own retirement.

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Part of a Multigenerational Home? Managing Household Finances September 21, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Learn about the benefits and challenges of multigenerational household finances and get details about household financial management.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Spend or Save Your Bonus? Consider Doing Both July 12, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Many people save their bonus check, while others spend it on something they want. Find out how you could do both.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
Fly Solo or Financial Pro: Is an Investment Advisor Right For You? June 20, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Some investors like to self-direct their portfolios, but for others, working with a professional money manager might make more sense. Which is for you?

5 min read  |  Managed Portfolios
Focus on Women's Finance: 5 Practices of Financially Smart Women June 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Taking control of your own finances or the finances of the family often falls to the most financially fit female. Let's gear up girlfriend!

5 min read  |  Household Finances
College Loan Basics: Private Student Loans, Savings & More June 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

The cost of college is high and it's been climbing steadily. Many students rely on loans to help them through. Looking for a student loan? Here are some alternatives.

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Exchange-Traded Funds: Tips to Help Narrow Down Your Choices April 10, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can provide exposure to a wide variety of markets, sectors, and asset classes. Get tips to help you find ETFs that match your goals and investment style.

3 min read  |  ETFs & Mutual Funds
Taxpayer, Know Thy Deductions: Tax Deductible Basics and Tips March 16, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Learn what a tax deduction is, what items may be tax-deductible, and more tax basics you can use to potentially reduce your taxes.

5 min read  |  Income Tax
Financial Fraud and Your Aging Parents: How To Help Protect Them March 1, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Financial fraud is a $1 billion industry and often targets the elderly. Here are some ways to provide fraud protection & prevention to your aging parents.

7 min read  |  Household Finances
Your Financial Plan—A Roadmap for Life's Ups and Downs February 7, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

Here are five simple ways to build a roadmap that strives to help guard and grow your assets for the future.

4 min read  |  Savings Goals
Through the Years: Keeping Asset Allocation Aligned with Goals February 1, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how to adjust your asset allocation depending on your investment goals and risk tolerance.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Management
That 401(k) Plan Might Be Costly: New Tool Shines Light on Fees January 29, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Many investors don’t know what fees they’re paying for their retirement accounts. TD Ameritrade now offers a tool that helps investors compare costs.

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Trade with Your Head, Not Your Heart: Develop a Trading Checklist January 22, 2018 7:00 PM   |  

Create a trading checklist. Why? Because you don't want inner emotions that might not have anything to do with investing get the best of you.

5 min read  |  Trading Psychology
Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan? November 15, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

A recent survey shows that many middle-aged and older single people are less well situated for retirement than their married counterparts. Here are ideas.

4 min read  |  Savings Goals
Got Kids or Young Dependents? Claiming the Child Tax Credit November 12, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

If you have children or young dependents, you maybe eligible to claim the child tax credit and reduce your tax bill or increase your refund. Learn more.

3 min read  |  Income Tax
Debt: A Zombie of a Problem October 20, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The cost of debt with the physiological dangers and associated psychological shame weighs heavily among many Americans. Learn to create good debit habits.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Kids These Days: Why Financial Literacy Should Start Early September 22, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

It’s never too early to start teaching kids financial literacy. Learn how.

4 min read  |  Household Finances
Parents Getting Older? Consider the Effect on Your Retirement July 6, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

As you save for your own retirement, it’s important to take into account the possibility that you’ll need to help take care of your elderly parents.

5 min read  |  Goal Planning
Estate Planning for Special Needs Children: Trying to Be Even-Steven? June 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When planning your estate allocation, a straight-even division might not be the most appropriate where there are special needs.

4 min read  |  Estate Planning
Thinking about Cashing Out Your 401(k)? You Might Have Better Options May 16, 2017 8:00 PM   |  

Today’s workers are expected to change jobs a number of times. Understand the implications of cashing out your 401k and get informed about the alternatives av

5 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Caring for Your Finances When You’re Suddenly Single May 8, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Making financial decisions when you're suddenly single. A guide to managing finances in the transition.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Simple Ways to Save: Take Baby Steps; Keep Cash Out of Reach May 3, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

When it comes to saving for retirement, effective doesn’t need to mean difficult. Here are some simple ways to save.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
The Role of Market Cycles in Sector Investing April 14, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Sector investing is one approach to aligning investments to support specific investing objectives such as generating income and preserving capital.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Social Security's Projected Shortfall: An Age-by-Age Guide for Planning March 30, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

The Social Security trust fund is projected to become insolvent by 2035. Future retirees may need to plan for a lower payout schedule.

5 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Never Too Early to Have the Long-Term Care Talk with Your Parents February 28, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

It’s never too early to have “the talk” with your parents—about how they plan to spend and pay for the rest of their lives.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
The Rundown on IRAs: What They Mean for You February 14, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Build your retirement nest egg with an individual retirement account. There are tax advantages of Roth, Traditional, SIMPLE and SEP IRAs.

2 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
How to Make Investing and Saving for College Easier February 12, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Parents don't have to be intimidated by the growing costs of higher education. Here are some tips for tackling the task of saving for college.

3 min read  |  College Savings Plans
It’s Tax Time Again! Six Tips to Max Tax Savings January 12, 2017 11:04 PM   |  

As the new year begins, it’s time once again to prepare for tax season. Here are six strategies that may help you lower your tax bill.

2 min read  |  Income Tax
Saving This New Year: Recommit to Your Financial Goals December 22, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

According to a recent study, when pursuing the twin savings goals of college and retirement, it pays to have a plan.

2 min read  |  Savings Goals
Financial Planning 101: Paying Yourself First and Other Budgeting Tips November 29, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Reaching goals means setting a budget, making sure to take daily as well as long-term expenses into account, and sometimes, being a little selfish.

5 min read  |  Savings Goals
Sports Parents: Are Team Fees Sidelining Your Retirement Goals? November 28, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Youth sports has become a $7 billion a year business, but a new TD Ameritrade survey finds that many parents are putting their children’s sports ahead of thei

4 min read  |  Savings Goals
Retirement Savings Goals: How Much Money Do You Really Need? November 14, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Setting one’s retirement goals can be a daunting task, with many variables to consider, and lots of unknowns so many people make the mistake of putting it off

3 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Social Security Is Strained. How It Could Affect Your Retirement November 8, 2016 11:00 PM   |  

Unless changes are made in the near future, the U.S. Social Security system may become underfunded, leaving future retiree benefits in doubt. How should you p

3 min read  |  Social Security
ABCs of Portfolio Investing: 3 Rules for Long-Term Investors September 13, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

It’s that time of year when kids head back to school and investors brush up on the ABCs of long-term investing. Learn 3 rules that might help.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Retirement: Better to Live Rich Today than Die Rich Tomorrow September 1, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

What are you saving for and why? Here are ideas to help you plan for a retirement that’s worth living and sharing with your loved ones.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
New Job: Should Your 401(k) Stay, Go, or Roll Over? A Look at IRAs August 31, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Before getting settled into your new job, think about what to do with your 401(k). Should you leave it alone, join a new plan, or roll over to an IRA?

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
4 Ways To Prevent Boomerang Kids From Delaying Retirement August 15, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Boomerang kids can delay retirement. Learn four ways to help out boomerang kids and still keep your retirement savings and goals on schedule.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Changes in Life? Volatile Markets? Time to Review Investment Plans April 13, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Why investors may need to step back and reexamine their portfolios and investment plans to ensure they remain appropriate for new circumstances.

2 min read  |  Goal Planning
Healthy Check-Ups Extend to Retirement Portfolio February 29, 2016 5:58 AM   |  

3 min read  |  Portfolio Management
Closing the Gaps: Workforce Gender Equality December 20, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

2 min read  |  Household Finances
Retirement: Multi-Generational Housing Trends November 5, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

From boomerang kids to aging parents, let’s look at how the sandwich generation handles multi-generational living stresses and successes.

4 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Saving and Investing Challenges for the Sandwich Generation (X) November 3, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

A TD Ameritrade survey finds Gen X is more worried about retirement savings than boomers or millennials. This “sandwich generation” may have more than retirem

4 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Rollovers: Bring an Old 401(K) Back to Life November 3, 2015 3:00 AM   |  

Didn’t move your 401(k) when you moved jobs? From rollovers to reaping the benefits of company stock, learn ways you can incorporate your old 401(k) into your new life.

3 min read  |  IRA & 401k Plans
Retirement: Are Tiny Homes One Big Fix for Senior Housing? October 30, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

Tiny homes are trending, but will seniors choose to downsize and live small? We’ll look at the charms and challenges of the tiny lifestyle for retirees.

4 min read  |  Retirement Lifestyle
Disruptions on the Way to Retirement? Hit Those Curveballs July 29, 2015 8:01 PM   |  

Could life’s curveballs wipe out your retirement savings? Prepare to adjust for unexpected hits to retirement plans.

4 min read  |  Goal Planning
Summer Jobs and Money Smarts: Teaching Teens about Finances May 26, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Use your teen’s summer job wages as a teaching tool for money basics like saving, budgeting, and even investing.

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Teach Kids How Money Grows: Everyday Economics May 19, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Arm your children with a common-sense approach to money, saving, spending, and investing. Talk economics to the kids daily, as part of your casual observation

3 min read  |  Household Finances
Could Investing for the Future Make You Healthier Now? March 17, 2015 10:33 AM   |  

Several studies have found an unexpected benefit to saving for the future – greater health and happiness today.

3 min read  |  Savings Goals
Hey, Boss… Will 2015 Be the Year You Finally Get a Raise? February 11, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

As the U.S. economy improves and the labor market tightens, American workers face stronger prospects for a salary increase this year.

2 min read  |  Household Finances
Mirror, Mirror: Seeing Future Self May Shape How You Invest January 9, 2015 4:00 AM   |  

Research indicates that people who viewed computer-generated older versions of themselves took financial planning more seriously.

2 min read  |  Retirement Planning
Four Big Mistakes That Will Devastate Your Finances June 14, 2012 10:29 PM   |  

The Motley Fool details four big mistakes that could devastate your finances.

3 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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