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

Why stock picking can be so difficult

While stock markets in aggregate hugely outperform bonds, when it comes to individual stocks, the story is more daunting for investors.

The risks of investing in the parent of Snapchat

Snap appears to be the next exciting investment. Slow growth raises questions about how the company can monetize this opportunity.

3 ideas to make it easier to save for college

Many people are still unfamiliar with 529 plans. These three ideas could make the college saving plans more appealing to a broader group of savers.

How a long-term view boosts company profits

Companies that have a long-term outlook are showing higher earnings. These factors identify the companies benefiting from a long-term view.

The world is still recovering from its oil hangover

It's becoming clearer just how much the nearly two-year slump in crude prices has rippled across the financial markets.

Why you need disability insurance

Missing a few paychecks could derail your ability to save. Disability insurance helps to protect your income when you suddenly find you can't work.