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Is The Stock Market Rigged?

Reports are now emerging that the stock market is rigged against small investors. But while that may add to your cynicism, it shouldn't subtract from your desire to save and invest. At the heart of the latest scandals is what's called HFT (high frequency trading). This is where insiders cook ...

More employers are setting up private exchanges

In the midst of the Obamacare rollout, more retirees are being offloaded to health exchanges by their prior employers. Even though this comes in synch with the Affordable Care Act, this move actually has nothing to do with Obamacare! IBM kicked off this trend and now Time Warner has gotten ...

How To Get The Maximum Social Security Check

Want to know how to get the biggest Social Security check when you retire? I have guidance to help you. Recent media reports scared people into thinking they will almost never be able to retire. Sure, a lot of people have trouble saving today for tomorrow. But in the midst ...

How to avoid losing $100,000 in retirement

Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the reason you think… A study done by BankRate.com found the average worker at a small company who invests in a 401(k) over a lifetime will lose $113,000 of that money. ...

Don't put money in employer stock

Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney  magazine calls "the dumbest investment move" in your 401(k) at work? I have never been a fan of putting retirement money in employer stock. Let me be perfectly clear: I believe only employers who do not value their employees offer company stock in ...

A key asset to avoid in your 401(k)

A key asset to avoid in your 401(k)

Your employer could be compromising your retirement if they offer this popular option in your 401(k). Are you putting your money in this basket that's too hot to touch?

How to retire a millionaire at any age

Years ago, I popped up a chart on my website called Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? The chart detailed how a 15-year-old teenager can save just $2,000 a year for 7 years. Then, never saving another penny again, the money can grow to be $1,000,000 at 65. Then I ...

The #1 money mistake millennials make today

The #1 money mistake millennials make today

Young people are not saving their money in the right way., and many could be setting themselves up for an impoverished retirement.

Is a stock market crash coming?

The stock market is overvalued and a crater in values may be next. So what should you be doing right now? Most Americans contribute to the stock market through their 401(k) at work. Each paycheck has a set amount deducted from it (a process known as "dollar cost averaging") and ...

Scam: Stock return claims too good to be true

Scam: Stock return claims too good to be true

The stock investment scams never seem to stop. Do you know the red flags so you can avoid losing your money in "can't lose" opportunities?

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