Posts by Kate Ashford

ETF Terms That Will Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level

How much do you really know about ETFs? From “exposure” to “volatility,” our checklist gives a rundown of key terms to understand. More

The 101 on How Investment Fees Work

Financial lingo can be intimidating. So we asked pros to walk us through the need-to-know fees that affect your returns. More

4 Buzzy ETF Trends That Could Impact Your Portfolio

How much do you *really* know about ETFs? We asked finance pros for the scoop on what’s newsy now in this ever-changing industry. More

6 End-of-Year Money Moves to Help Boost Your Net Worth

From upping your 401(k) contributions to making an early mortgage payment, here are simple ways to maximize your money in 2016. More

Ask a CFP: ‘What’s PDQ—and Why Should I Calculate It?’

Could health issues sideline your earning power? Chances are, it’s yes—and knowing your personal disability quotient can help you protect your income. More

5 Eldercare Questions Everyone Should Ask Their Parents

Experts tackle the things you should—and should never—ask your parents about wills, life support and more. More

6 Perks You Can Only Get With a Sparkling Credit Score

Never underestimate what a healthy credit score can, well, score you—like cheaper insurance and preferred mortgage rates. More

A 6-Week Prep Guide for Filing Your Taxes

To avoid procrastinator’s panic, check out this week-by-week taxes primer. More

4 College Savings Mistakes Even Savvy Parents Make

With higher-ed costs on the rise, money pros school us on how to avoid common missteps—like earmarking 401(k) funds for tuition. More

Want to Boost Your Money Confidence? 3 Moves to Consider Making in Your 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s

Whether you’re 25 or 45, we all face unique financial stressors. Here’s a decade-by-decade guide for tackling them. More