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Non-proportional thinking, or focusing on absolute numbers rather than percentages, is just one way we get mixed up when we should be carefully calculating and comparing ratios.

Cash serves a valuable role in many investors’ portfolios. It can pay the bills and fund short-term goals—a key reason it’s important to keep enough cash around to meet your immediate needs. 

Looking for a meaningful college graduation present? Consider opening up the world of investing.
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Given that tighter financial conditions are on the horizon, high-yield bonds may not be as attractive as they have been over the past few years. We look at four factors that indicate it may be especially prudent to proceed with caution when it comes to high-yield bonds.
Three reasons to consider contributing to a Roth 401(k), if available.
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Scholarship money is generally tax-free provided the student is a candidate for a degree at an eligible institution and the money is used to pay for qualified expenses.
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Kid not going to college? Don’t despair. Those 529 assets can be used for a variety of education costs.
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Parents may not be comfortable being on the receiving end of financial help, but there's a way to do it tactfully.
Health savings accounts are for more than just routine medical expenses. By investing a portion of your account, you can potentially grow your funds tax-free.
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Another burst of market volatility has confirmed that the peak in negative economic consequences—courtesy of tighter policy and slowing growth—is likely still ahead of us.

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