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Can Socially Responsible Investing Add Meaning to Your Money?

How would you like to earn a little money while also making the world a better place? That’s the premise behind socially responsible investing, a

04.04.16
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Four Ways to Use a Roth IRA That Have Nothing to Do With Retirement

The Roth IRA is one of the most widely touted retirement accounts, and for good reason. It’s one of the only accounts that offers tax-free

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How to Choose the Right Mix of Investments for Your Personal Goals

There are only a few investment decisions that really matter. Your savings rate is one of them. The amount you pay for your investments is

02.29.16
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Good Investing Goes Beyond the Stock Market

When people talk about investing, they almost always talk about the stock market. Heck, if you check out my archives here at Google-X,

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How to Handle This (or Any) Stock Market Slump

It’s been a rough year for investors so far. As I write this, the U.S. stock market is down more than 10% since Jan. 1. That’s a

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A Surprisingly Easy Way to Predict Future Investment Returns

In August of 2010 the renowned investment research company Morningstar released the results of a study they had conducted to determine the best way to

01.24.16
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What to Do With Your 401(k) When You Change Jobs

What happens to the money in your company retirement account when you leave your job? Does it have to stay there? Do you lose any

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The Most Important Investment Decision You’ll Ever Make

There are a lot of investment decisions you could spend time worrying about, but there’s only one that really matters: How much you save is more

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Seven Reasons You Need to Start Investing Right Now

You should really start investing right now. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. It doesn’t matter how old you are. It doesn’t matter

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Diversification: The Only Free Lunch in Investing

Diversification is a word you’ll hear a lot as you read about various investment strategies, and though it sounds fancy it’s actually a pretty simple

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The Best Investment Plan Is Part Science, Part Emotion

What’s the right way to invest? Most people I talk to about money end up asking me some version of that question. Heck, I continue

11.22.15
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Four Ways to Start Investing Without Much Money

Everyone’s heard that investing can be a great way to grow your money over the long-term. But if you’re new to investing, it’s easy to feel

11.08.15
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The Best Retirement Account You’ve Never Heard Of

If you’ve done any research into saving for retirement, you’ve almost certainly heard of the most commonly recommended retirement accounts: The 401(k). The traditional IRA.

10.27.15
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Risk, Return, and Relationships

Have you ever been in a meaningful relationship with another person? It could be a friend. Or a parent. Or a sibling. Or a significant

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Where Do Investment Returns Come From?

The whole point of investing is to give yourself the possibility of earning better returns than you can get from a savings account. If you

03.03.15
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What Is a Fee-Only Financial Advisor?

If you’re looking for a financial planner, one of the first things you’ll want to know is how they are paid. Financial incentives influence decision-making in

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What Is Index Investing and Why Does It Work?

There are an almost infinite number of ways to approach investing, but my personal favorite is called index investing. It’s a simple strategy that can

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The Five Most Important Factors for Your Investment Success

If you’re new to investing, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. There are strange words to figure out, complicated ideas to understand, new decisions to