Posts by Rebecca Reisner

LearnVest Vocab Lesson: 10 Investing Terms to Know Before You Set Up Your First Brokerage Account

Ready to dip your toes into the markets? Get familiar with these key terms so you won’t feel intimidated by the financial jargon. More

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: Understand the Retirement Planning Benefits of Each

If you’re not sure which one might be right for you, read our easy-to-understand guide. More

Want to Get Out of Debt Faster? 4 Things to Ask Your Credit Card Company Right Now

Do you want a lower APR on your go-to card? Need forgiveness for a late payment? Here are key questions that you should ask. More

Ready to Start an Estate Plan? 6 Key Documents to Have

It’s not only for the rich and famous. From living wills to a living trust, estate planners explain how to protect your assets. More

‘What Is the Rule of 72—and How Can It Help Me With Retirement?’

This easy formula can help you tell whether your savings are on track. More

Ask a CFP®: ‘What’s a SEP IRA?’

Navigating the different types of retirement accounts can be overwhelming. A LearnVest CFP breaks down one option to consider. More

3 Times When You Should Tap an Emergency Fund

A financial planner explains the smart way to use your rainy day savings when you’re hit with unexpected expenses. More

When Life Changes, So Should Your Investing Strategy

We cover everything from having a baby to getting ready to retire. More

Comparing the Costs of Having a Baby at 26 Versus 36

We run the numbers on how having a baby in either decade can impact your retirement savings, college costs and child care expenses. More

6 Telltale Signs You’re in Great Financial Health

A growing net worth. A killer debt-to-income ratio. Once you reach these benchmarks, you’re in financial overachiever territory. More