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Make All Your #SummerGoals Come True with Buckets

Summer vacation — or those oh-so-lovely days — doesn’t last forever. So why not create a bucket list of all your must-dos to ensure you can fit in everything you want to do (or close to it)? Your list might have just a few items, or it could be pages long. No matter what it […]

Financial News

When Inflation Sticks Around

Inflation is rising quickly. And it might be here to stay. The Fed said as much on Wednesday, conveying that it’s less confident this rise in inflation could just be temporary. On Friday, Fed governor Jim Bullard surprised investors when he insinuated that inflation could stick around through next year and force the Fed to […]

Stocks

My Money Story: A Millennial Investor’s Perspective on Tackling Debt and Setting Goals

What are some money lessons you learned growing up? I didn’t have any formal “money” training growing up, but I had experiences. I’m one of six kids in my family, and we grew up lower middle class (with some tight times). We rarely had money for anything beyond the essentials, and I still remember being […]

Stocks

4 Investment Strategies to Help Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation

Pull the cash out of your wallet and compare one $1 bill to another. They look the same, right? A dollar is a dollar, after all. But even though they won’t look any different, a dollar today may not be worth the same as a dollar tomorrow. That’s because of inflation. In simple terms, inflation is […]

Financial News

Travel Stocks in a Summer of Getaways

The summer of 2021 is shaping up to look a lot different than one year ago. As millions of vaccines are distributed across the country, businesses are returning to near-normal capacities, and it doesn’t feel so strange to get out of the house. In fact, more than two-thirds of Americans are planning for a season […]

Stocks

How to Shift to an ESG or a Socially Responsible Investing Portfolio

As an investor, you typically think of how investing in certain stocks will impact your portfolio. But that’s not the only way to view your investments: Another angle is how investing in various stocks can impact the world around you. Each investment you make puts money in a company or government entity, and how they […]

Investing

Think You Know NFTs? Take Our NFT Quiz and Find Out

Non-fungible tokens, better known as NFTs, are this year’s hottest digital innovation. Using blockchain technology, these unique digital assets are part of a quickly growing marketplace that includes everything from niche internet humor to fine art — and it’s all available to purchase. NFTs can be tricky to wrap your head around. (If you have […]

Investing

Investing Trends 101: What Are NFTS?

You’ve seen the headlines: Memes on sale for hundreds of dollars, tweets selling for thousands and GIFs going for millions. Technically, they’re all being sold as non-fungible tokens (more commonly called NFTs). If you’re wondering “What the heck is an NFT, exactly? And why do I keep hearing about them?” we’re here to help. What […]

Stocks

How to Start Investing in 3 Simple Steps

Before you’ve dipped your toe into market waters, the idea of pooling your money into an investment portfolio might feel intimidating. Luckily, investing doesn’t have to be all or nothing: You can start small — even just a few dollars — and grow your portfolio as you get more comfortable. All it takes is making […]

Financial News

Wages, the Job Market and Your Wallet

Something strange is happening in the economy right now. The unemployment rate is high, and financial experts keep talking about the sluggish job market recovery. At the same time, “help wanted” signs are popping up all over your city, and your local pizza place had to close early because it didn’t have enough servers. The […]

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