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A financial plan doesn't require that you have a lot of money—and it doesn't have to cost you a penny.
Crises can happen when the global system faces a shock for which it isn’t prepared. Here are five potential vulnerabilities to watch.
The amount of corporate debt outstanding has surged, raising fears that the market may be in a bubble. However, certain factors may prevent corporate bond prices from falling sharply in the near term.
The steep drop in emerging market bonds and currencies has improved valuations, but that doesn’t mean investors are being fairly compensated for the risk.
While young people today are optimistic about their financial futures, their money habits tell a different story.
Under-funded pension obligations pose a burden to some issuers in the municipal market. However, the burden—and issuers’ ability to address it—varies widely.
College costs are rising fast, and 529 plans don’t cover every school-related expense. Here’s what you need to know.
Here are some common red flags, and what to do if you spot them.
Trade tensions and tightening by the Fed may be shaking up the ranks of the stock market’s leaders and laggards.
This decision tree can help you choose between a fixed-rate mortgage and an adjustable-rate mortgage.

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