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Savings accounts vs. CDs vs. money market mutual funds

Do you know what savings options work best for you? Learn the basics with a breakdown of savings accounts, CDs, and money market mutual funds.

Where do you stand? Year-end review

Follow our 3-step plan to help keep your long-term goals on track.

The 9 craziest ways these millennials are saving money to retire early

Millennials are working hard to save money so they can retire early. Here is how you can learn more about their tricks.

Now you can start investing with just $10!

We've lowered the investment minimum for Fidelity Go®—making it simple and affordable for everyone to invest.

Investing based on your principles

Thinking about investing using environmental, social, and governance factors?

From China to New York City: 10 Marriage Tips from My Coworkers

Fidelity colleagues from around the world share their best marriage advice and how to communicate and plan finances in 'Fidelity's Couples & Money Study.'

How I Turned a Financial Miss into My #FinancialWin

Fidelity's Kelly Lannan shares how she learned from her financial miss of not investing in a 401k early on her career. In this article she speaks about what it taught her.

IRAs: A smart way to save for retirement

IRAs can be a great way to save -- whether you're contributing to a 401(k) or other workplace savings plan, or not. If you put away just a little every month, it can make a big impact over time. Learn about the differences between Traditional and Roth IRAs to see which one is right for you.

3 reasons to invest internationally

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

How to start investing

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

3 healthy habits for health savings accounts

See 3 easy ways to make the most of your HSA—now and into your retirement.

How to plan for your retirement in your 20s

Retirement may seem like a long way off, but starting to save for retirement early will greatly benefit you down the road. Learn how to start preparing for retirement from an early age.

5 simple ways to cut corners so you can retire young

Saving money for retirement doesn't need to be hard. Learn these 5 simple ways to cut corners so that you can retire young.

I've switched jobs. Can I take my 401(k) with me?

Saving for your retirement should not be contingent on which employer you work for. Learn how you can carry your 401k over from your old job to continue preparing for retirement.

4 tips to help you keep your emotions out of investments

Investing in stocks can be a very emotional process, however it is important to make financial decisions without letting emotions get in the way.

5 stock trading mistakes: protect yourself from... yourself

Stock trading is a complicated process that comes with a certain amount of financial risk. Learn how to avoid these stock trading mistakes and protect yourself from yourself.

Millennials, take this savings lesson from retirees

These money-saving tips for millennials can come in handy, especially considering that these financial tips are coming from current retirees.

Follow these 6 savings life hacks if you want to retire early

Retiring early may seem like a dream, but with these retirement planning and savings tips, you could make that dream a reality.

What investors need to know about risk

Financial risk and investing go hand in hand. Learn about financial risk and considerations.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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)

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)

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)
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