Motley Fool Stock Advisor $99/ first year Strengths Two new stock picks each month Starter Stocks and Best Buys Now lists the best open recommendations In-depth research reports Performance tracking tools let you build a watchlist Weaknesses There might be too many recommendations Focuses on growth stocks, so not a good fit for all investors Not every stock pick makes ...

I enjoy reading studies to see what we can learn, especially when they focus on the most common retirement mistakes.  What regrets do other retirees have, and what can we learn from them? Today, we’ll take a look at one such study and discover that 43% of retirees have regrets, as well as outlining the most common retirement mistakes identified ...

I love models. I build and research models almost every day and have for almost two decades. For the past year, I have explored online retirement models while co-authoring a paper with an econometrician. Modeling is pretty much all econometricians do. I don’t like bad models, or models used for the wrong reason, or models used by people who don’t ...

[Editor’s Note: A big thank you to Splash Financial, one of our most important partners at WCI,  for sponsoring this year’s scholarship. As part of that sponsorship, each of the Platinum sponsors also gets to submit a sponsored post to the blog. Today’s sponsored post is all about refinancing student loans, Splash’s specialty. Hundreds of white coat investors have used ...

Everybody wants to pay less taxes, but not everybody knows how. This article comes up with a logical solution to pay less taxes so you can be more free. By now you’ve probably heard that Donald Trump supposedly only paid $750 in federal income taxes in the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White ...

Capsule wardrobes have become yet another icon of simplicity in an overly-consumeristic culture. High-profile executives even like the concept because it frees their “creative energy” for more important decisions than what to wear every day. Downsizing your closet might sound appealing if you: Hate deciding what to wear every day Dislike having to shop every season Wish you had less clothing ...

I hope that 2018 was a good year for you and your families and that you’ve had a wonderful holiday season. For us it was great to have our three adult children home and to be able to spend time together as a family. We all ate way too much good food. As far as the stock market, 2018 was ...

As you progress in your financial journey, you may notice that something many wealthy people have in common is they have multiple income streams. Whether or not you have a full-time job, creating additional income, either through passive investments or side gigs, can have a huge impact on your long-term financial success. So you’ve decided you want a second income, but which income ...

Few employers offer pensions for retired workers. Social Security benefits can help cover the bare necessities but the average $1,400 monthly benefit doesn’t allow for a comfortable lifestyle as a retiree. Therefore, it’s up to you to set aside a portion of each paycheck for retirement. Most people have access to both a Roth IRA and a 401(k) and each ...

For most of us, retiring someday is the ultimate financial goal. But getting there involves so much guesswork: Will you need a tax break decades from now more than you need it today? How much will you really need for your retirement budget? Plus, how do you navigate the scores of complicated IRS rules for saving and spending your funds? ...

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