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Insights

Objective investing strategies and financial guidance to help make the most of your money.

Letter from the IRS? Don't panic

The letter from the IRS was sitting there in the kitchen, nearly buried under a stack of junk mail. And it was thick – never a good sign. If you get a letter from the IRS, don't panic. But you'll need to act quickly.

The bond conundrum is back

Even though the Federal Reserve is hinting that it may start raising rates in June, bond yields have fallen. The opposite should be happening. What is this bond conundrum trying to tell us?

A lesson about cash from 1937

In 1937, a recovery after a deep downturn had sparked a stock-market boom and the Fed was poised to raise interest rates. Here's what we can learn going forward by looking back.

Who saves the most for retirement?

America's best savers are not the wealthy. In terms of how much of their income they put away, middle class households are the most diligent. Here's how saving varies by age and income.

4 headwinds for stocks

For the past few months, U.S. stocks have been stuck in a rut without enough good news to push them higher or bad news to drive them lower. The big picture: Stocks face four distinct headwinds.

'Wealth tax' still hits the middle class

Despite a revision in the Alternative Minimum Tax rules in 2012, the so-called wealth tax remains very complicated and continues to snare a lot of middle-class taxpayers. Here's why.
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