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What Are Dividends and How Do They Work?

Whether you’re an active trader who dives into the deep end of the market or a passive investor who rides out waves of volatility, dividends are one way your investments can make a splash in your portfolio. Whether or not stock prices ebb and flow with market changes, dividends are another way to generate a […]

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Five Basic Principles of Investing

If you’re feeling a little lost on your investing journey right now, you’re not alone. Stocks are making record highs, yet we’re still stuck in a global pandemic and feelings seem to overpower logic. Investing in a normal environment can be a daunting experience, so it’s understandable if you’re a little overwhelmed now. The noise […]

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How to Build an Investment Portfolio That Fits Your Style

While the runways of New York Fashion Week may feel far away from Wall Street, the way you view your investments could be similar to how you think about your clothing. From trendy tops to staple sweaters, numerous pieces of clothing come together to make up your wardrobe — not unlike the way multiple different […]

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2021 Outlook: The Roaring ’20s?

We don’t know about you, but we are looking forward to what 2021 has to offer. It’s bound to be a better year for humanity. For one, COVID vaccines are going into arms as you read this. While the general population may have to wait a while longer for a shot, it’s looking good that many people will get one this year. […]

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4 Smart Ways to Earn Money From Real Estate

When you think of investing in real estate, your first instinct may be to go big: Renting out houses, owning apartments, or even office buildings. But you might not realize that you can also invest in real estate from the comfort of your home (or apartment) without owning any physical property. That’s because you can […]

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Investing in the Housing Market: What Are Your Options?

Homeownership is a key characteristic of the “American dream.” There’s good reason for that – owning a home has proven to be an important driver of wealth accumulation over the long-term (dig back into history, in addition to freedom, most people came to America to build wealth!). More recently, homeownership has become a popular way […]

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Fight the Gender Wealth Gap by Investing

Is chipping away at the gender wealth gap on your to-do list? It may sound like a lofty goal, but in reality, all women have the power to make a difference. It just takes introducing simple habits into your financial life — starting with investing. As you plan for your future and think through life […]

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Breaking Investment Barriers Through Fintech and Forward Thinking

Despite the online advancements that have made investing more accessible today than ever before, many individuals feel like they don’t have access to the same investment playing field as professional investors. But innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers across the financial services industry are fighting to change this mentality. Jeff Cruttenden, co-founder of Acorns, SAY, and Treasury, […]

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What You Need to Know About Fixed-Income Securities

Would you rather be paid a regular, fixed salary where you always know what to expect when it comes to your money? Or, would you prefer to receive more erratic payments that can fluctuate up and down, leaving your income stream unpredictable? The latter may have potential for greater payments, but the former offers consistency […]

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Why Having a Diversified Portfolio Is Important

They say you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, but why is that? Well, thinking about the phrase literally, if you dropped your basket, all your eggs would break. But if you split up those eggs among a few different baskets, dropping one won’t affect the eggs in the others. When it comes […]

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