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3 reasons to invest internationally

It's a big world out there—your investment mix could benefit from some global flavor.

5 easy ways to boost your credit score 100 points

Do you have a low credit score? This article outlines 5 easy ways to boost your credit score by 100 points.

Just 1% more can make a big difference

Putting just 1% more of your salary each month into a tax-advantaged retirement account like a 401(k), 403(b), or IRA could make a noticeable difference.

Take the guesswork out of investing

If you want to invest but aren't sure how to start, see how Fidelity Go® makes it simple and affordable.

5 of the biggest investment mistakes to avoid

Investing smart is not easy. This article outlines five of the biggest mistakes you can avoid while investing.

How I became an investor in my thirties

How one woman overcame her money fears, tackled her finances, and became an investor.

Divorcing? How to split up retirement nest eggs

Divorce is not only emotionally stressful, it is also stressful financially. Read here for tips on how you can split your retirement savings during divorce.

The 12 key differences between buying and renting a home

Read here for highlights on the key differences between buying a home and renting a home.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help ensure you're on track to meet your long-term goals.

Time to rebalance?

Reality check your investments so you aren’t taking on too much—or too little—risk.

What you need to know about fund fees

Focusing on value: Here's how to know how much you're paying for your investments.

Republicans take Washington

What to expect from Donald Trump's unexpected victory and a Republican Congress

Go from saver to investor

If you save money, but hesitate when it comes to investing, read here to find tips on how you can go from a saver to an investor.

3 Healthy habits for health savings accounts

These simple strategies can benefit almost everyone who has a health savings account.

Beat market volatility

A good plan and long time horizon can help young people beat their fears of market volatility.

Should I start investing in stocks?

Don't be scared by stocks—you probably need them to reach your long-term goals.

Changing jobs? Don't forget 401(k) accounts along the way

It's easy to lose track of 401(k) accounts if you don't take them with you when you change jobs. Read this article to learn some tips for keeping track of them.

4 surprising things that could impact your retirement

How do you know if you are saving enough for retirement? Read this article to determine if you are on the right track or not.

What you need to understand about digital advisors

Want to learn about finance from the comforts of your own home? Read here to learn more about digital advisors, who can advise you on asset and money management from anywhere with internet access.

Getting started with IRAs

Are you beginning to save for retirement? Watch to learn how to get started with IRA accounts. (4:10)

Quick-start guide to your 401(k)

A brief compendium on everything you need to start saving and investing in your retirement account.

No 401(k)? How to save for retirement

Freelancers, side giggers, and workers with no 401(k) do have tax-advantaged ways to save.

4 ways to earn more on savings

Some savings and investing options offer higher yields than a savings account—with potentially more risk.

9-point checklist for long-term investors

Here's a 9-point checklist for long-term investors. Learn how you could grow your money over time.

What is an ETF?

A relatively new investment type, an ETF is a basket of securities that you can buy or sell through a brokerage firm on a stock exchange. (3:43)

Stocks, ETFs, mutual funds: How do I decide which is right for me?

Wondering which security—stocks, ETFs, or mutual funds—may be best suited for you? This infographic highlights the differences for each to help in your decision-making process.

Investing tips: How to get started

When you're just starting out in your investing journey, there are some important things you should know. Read more.

IRA's are like relationships.
You want to find one that will last a lifetime.

Learn about the differences between traditional and roth IRAs and check out this infographic to see which one is right for you.

Power of small amounts

See how a change as small as a 1 percent increase in your contribution to your workplace savings plan can make a big difference for the future.

401(k) target date funds: four things to vet

There's no denying that TDFs are being embraced by a growing number of retirement investors-but like most tools, TDFs can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Read more.

Should you save for your child's college education?

Virtually everyone thinks saving for college is important, but according to the College Savings Foundation, just over half are actually putting money away for their child's education. Learn why you should start saving.

Five ways to help manage the costs of kids

Raising a child isn't cheap. Learn about some key expenses and how you can best prepare.

The 7-point checklist for making sure you can afford to invest

Go through this 7-point checklist to make sure you can afford to invest.

Teach your kids how to pay for their own education

Just because you don't have the cash on hand doesn't mean your kids can't pursue a higher education. The solution is to have your kids pay for all or a part of their own education.

What happens to delisted shares?

Despite negative connotations, delisting technically just means the removal of a listed stock from its exchange, and there are a few reasons that can happen. Learn why.

5 biases that hurt investor returns

Learn how cognitive biases could be affecting investor returns. Read more here.

The race to retirement: how does your plan shape up?

Different generations have different retirement trends. Learn where you stand on the race to retirement.

How buyers react when prices rise and fall

Learn how changes in personal income and the price of common purchases can affect spending behavior and how you can use this knowledge to make a smarter budget.

How to calculate a monthly return on investment

Wondering how your investments are performing? Use these simple methods to calculate the returns on your portfolio each month.

Are you on your parents' retirement plan?

Do you know if your parents are prepared for retirement? Talking to parents about money can be difficult, but it's better to know now than later. Learn more here.

Save before you invest...then invest!

You should save before you invest. Here are ways to get an emergency fund started-and then get back to retirement saving.

Keeping the harMONEY alive: When investment styles collide

When it comes to tying the knot, couples have a number of different requirements. Some insist on living together; others insist on having the families meet. But what happens when you have different ways of handling money?

Investing on your own? Protect your info online

Here are some pointers for the DIY investor, as well as anyone logging onto a site or opening up an app with sensitive information.

A simple decision to get rich: pay yourself first

One of the best ways to increase your wealth is to make sure you are paying yourself first. Read this article to learn more.

Tell an advisor by the letters

The capital letters after your advisor's name denote more than alphabet soup. Here's a breakdown of what the letters mean and how your advisor can—and cannot—help you. Learn more.

Yes, you can save for retirement and pay your student loans

It's possible to pay off your loans while saving for retirement, but it requires careful planning. Here's how to make sure your student loans don't ruin your retirement.

Investing and Risk

Managing risk is crucial when you're learning how to invest. Watch this video to understand how to do it. (1:38)

Stocks and Bonds 101

In this video, we'll tackle two of the most basic investing types you should know: stocks and bonds. (1:41)

Investing signals? They're personal, not in the markets

Factors that determine your investing moves aren't always external. Read this article and learn about personal investing signals.

How does Social Security work?

Is Social Security going to be around for you when you're retired? Get the details on how it works.

How do capital gains & losses carry over?

Learn about the effects of short and long-term capital gains and losses.

What's Diversification?

The point of diversification can pretty much be summed up in two simple words: Risk management. Watch this video to see what we mean. (1:40)

The different types of advisors: which is best for you?

No matter how much money you have, you have many options when it comes to financial advisors.

What does reinvesting capital gains mean?

The decision to reinvest your capital gains can have tax consequences at the end of the year. Find out what it means and if it may be the right choice for you.

Dealing with an investing blind spot

We are all oblivious to blind spots until someone helps us see what we've been missing. That is just one reason why getting financial info from a trusted source is wise.

Reasons corrections are inevitable

What are stock market corrections, how frequent are they, and why are they inevitable? Find out here.

Split Decisions: Roth IRA or Traditional IRA

Money guru Jean Chatzky can help you determine whether a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA is right for you, depending on your personal circumstances. Watch the video. (2:53)

This couple is saving to retire at 33

This young couple made a decision to save as much money as possible in their early years so that they can retire early.

What is your social security age?

The age at which you become eligible for Social Security depends on the year you were born. See when you'll be eligible, and why it may make sense to wait longer to retire.

What is a call option?

Using options is an aggressive move in the stock market, but using them correctly could help reduce risk in your portfolio.

Money talk: finance terms for beginners

What's the difference between net income and net worth? What does APR stand for? Get a definition of some common finance terms.

What is whole life insurance?

Whole life insurance pays out at the end of your life, but it also amasses cash value as an investment. See if it's something you should look into.

Five basics about the stock market

Considering investing for the first time? It's important to get the basic information down before you make your first trade.

4 lessons from people who retired early

Early retirement isn't just for the rich. Learn these 4 key lessons to apply them to your retirement planning.

Give it 1% more

"Give it one-hundred percent." Those words of encouragement make sense when you're, say, training for a marathon or interviewing for a big job

"Buy your time" in the future

Seeing your money as a way to buy free time in your future may help you re-envision your savings goals.

4 simple tips for investing better

See 4 tips that every investor could consider vital for their decision-making.

Findings from the Millennial Money Study

5 reasons to review your investments annually

Review your investments annually to make sure that you're not missing any necessary changes.

Money basics: The 401(k) challenge

Does an additional 1% contribution to your 401(k) really make a difference? Find out. (2:01)

Investing basics: What's a mutual fund?

Mutual funds may be a great investment option for you. Understanding the basics can help you become a more effective investor. (2:21)

Investing basics: What's a sector?

Not all stocks are created equal. Learn about sectors and why several of them should be represented in your portfolio. (1:23)

ETFs explained

In the world of investing, ETF stands for exchange-traded funds. Find out how you can integrate them into your investment strategy.

Crisis averted: Surviving a market meltdown

Seeing your portfolio dip may worry you, but letting your emotions govern your investment decisions may not be a wise idea. Learn how to weather the lows.

The amateur's guide to diversification

Diversification is key when it comes to your investment portfolio. But what does it exactly mean, and how do you do it wisely?
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