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January Financial Check-In: What You Should Know About Your Money This Month

Box up the ornaments, sweep up those pine needles—and dive into our roundup of must-know money stories for the first month of '15.

Why Millennials Are Nitpicky About Their Portfolios

A new survey reveals Gen Y devotes more time than any other generation to adjusting their investments—thanks to this unique trait.

Investor Optimism Hits a 7-Year High ... But There's a Catch

A survey finds 56% of Americans believe now is a good time to invest—yet two-thirds haven't done this key thing for their future.

December Financial Check-In: What You Should Know About Your Money This Month

Check out our handy roundup of major money news from the past few weeks that could impact your wallet (and well-being) into 2015.

A Season to Give (and Get): 4 Ways to Practice Socially Responsible Investing

Are you a do-gooder looking to do a little good with your green, too? Welcome to the world of socially responsible investing.

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Saving for College 101

Most parents worry: "How on earth will I pay for college?" We explain the ins and outs so you can stop worrying and start saving.

Investing 101

If there’s one thing that all wealthy people have in common it’s this: They invest. Learn why it's important, how to do it safely and the terms you should know.



I Want to Open an Account to Save for College

This checklist will walk you through the steps of choosing and opening the best college investing account for you.

I Want to Set Up an Investment Account

Find out how to choose a brokerage and get your investment account set up with our easy checklist.

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