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It is time to close the retirement gender gap

It Is Time to Close the Retirement Gender Gap


Ladies, it is about time we stepped up our retirement game. (Men, if you’re reading this, be sure to pause and pass it along to your wives, girlfriends, sisters, and friends!) As a breadwinning, feminist mom, I’m worried about the wage gap. I’m worried about a system that makes women fall behind in their career just because childbearing years fall during traditional…

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Investing is like owning a casino

Why Investing Isn’t Gambling, It’s Owning the Casino


Millennials aren’t investing for their future, with only 33% of millennials currently owning some form of stock, bond, mutual fund, or other investment. While the reasons vary, many millennials refer to the stock market as gambling, just too risky. But the reality is, investing in the stock market isn’t gambling, it’s owning the casino. Millennials currently have a negative savings rate, but over half…

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Practical Advice for First-Time Homebuyers


Buying a house, especially for the first time, is one of the ultimate intersections between personal and finance. A house encompasses so much more than shelter. So much more than the massive chunk of debt that you’ll take on when you buy it. Owning a home is the American dream, family memories, stability, and promises of the future all tied…

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Investing in peak markets

Why You Should Invest, Even in Peak Markets


With the U.S. stock market continuing to hit new highs, I have been asked by some readers if they should wait to invest in the stock market. Interest rates are rising, we are over eight years into a bull market, and some pundits are starting to call for the next downturn. People are worried about investing at the peak of…

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