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4 SECURE 2.0 Act Takeaways

The sweeping new law will continue to be implemented over the next few years. Here are four areas in which your retirement savings could benefit.

February 14, 2024

Tips for Saving Near Retirement

The five years before and after retirement are among the most important—and vulnerable—for your savings. Make the most of your later years by getting ahead of the potential risks.

February 06, 2024

4 Weak Spots in the Market

Today's uncertain economic climate is putting particular pressure on four market segments. Here's what to watch out for in the months ahead.

December 15, 2023

Perspectives

Annuities in Your Estate Plan

If you have an annuity you no longer need, consider these five ways to deploy the extra income in your estate plan.

November 17, 2023

Trading Bearish Patterns

Bearish trends can become a concern during a slower economy. Learn how to spot patterns and potentially profit from them.

November 17, 2023

Tactical Allocation Tilts

How to implement tactical allocation tilts based on short-term market expectations.

November 10, 2023

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4 Common Investor Concerns

Schwab experts answer questions about locking in higher interest rates, the likelihood of a "soft landing" for the economy, and more.

November 17, 2023

The Future of Social Security and Medicare?

Medicare and Social Security are projected to run out of money in less than a decade. Mike Townsend discusses possible solutions to the shortfalls and the likelihood of each.

November 17, 2023

Should I Join a Nonprofit Board?

What should you consider before serving on the board of a nonprofit? Schwab wealth expert Susan Hirshman breaks it down.

November 10, 2023

Quick takes

2024 IRA Contribution Limits

The new retirement contribution and gift exemption limits for 2024 allow you to direct more funds into tax-advantaged accounts and possibly reduce estate taxes.

February 14, 2024

Saving and Investment Gifts

Looking for a gift with the potential to keep on giving? Learn more about saving and investment gifts like stock shares and tuition contributions.

December 15, 2023

Beware AI Voice Cloning Scams

Fraudsters can use artificial intelligence to impersonate nearly anyone. Here's how to help protect yourself from AI voice-cloning scams.

November 17, 2023

Reducing Estate-Attorney Fees

Working with an estate attorney can be costly. These three tips can help keep legal expenses to a minimum.

November 17, 2023

Are Earnings Estimates Useful?

Companies often beat their stock earnings estimates. What gives—and how are traders to respond?

November 17, 2023

From our leaders

Walter W. Bettinger II

Built to Serve

Walter W. Bettinger II
November 17, 2023
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Better Together

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November 17, 2023

From the archives

4 Ways to Fight Identity Theft

How to keep fraudsters from stealing your identity.

March 04, 2022

SLAT Trusts for Couples

A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) allows access to assets while helping to keep them out of your taxable estate.

March 04, 2022

BDCs: High Yields, Big Risks?

Business development companies are known for attractive yields—but are they worth the risks?

March 04, 2022

Cryptocurrencies and Taxes

Virtual currencies can result in real tax liabilities.

April 07, 2022

Weathering a Recession

How to help position your portfolio in anticipation of an economic downturn.

November 09, 2022

Risk Tolerance vs. Capacity

It's not how much risk you can stomach that counts—it's how much time you have left to save.

November 09, 2022

Should You Consider an ARM?

Adjustable-rate mortgages are on the rise—but are they right for you?

November 11, 2022

Trading Simple Moving Averages

A stock's simple moving average can help traders identify when trends are established or broken. Here's how to employ them in your own trading.

November 11, 2022

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