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The Difference Between Saving and Investing

Ask almost anyone if they know there’s a difference between saving and investing and they’ll say yes. Ask them if they know what that difference is, though, and you’ll get a lot less positive answers.

Simple Ways to Save and Invest

Establishing a savings account is the best way to help you financially deal with the uncertainties of life, such as job loss or medical expenses, and achieve your financial dreams, like paying for college, purchasing a car, traveling, buying a home or saving for retirement. Below are some simple ways to save and invest in your financial future.

How to Create a Trust Fund

You don’t need to be a millionaire in order to take advantage of a trust fund. If you have a few thousand dollars that you want to make sure helps a person, group or organization, a trust fund is one of the best ways to ensure that money is used for the purpose you intended. How do you create a trust fund, though? What are the first steps you need to take?

A Beginner’s Guide to Trust Funds

If you’ve heard of a trust fund but have no idea what it is, you’re not alone. Most people only know one thing about trust funds—they’re set up by the very rich in order to give hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities, family members or friends.

How Much Money Do You Need to Start Investing?

One of the most common mantras among financial advisors is “make your money work for you.” While that’s good advice, the problem is that since most of your paycheck gets eaten up by the necessities of living, there’s very little left over to invest.

Why You Need to Add Beneficiaries to Your Accounts

The one part of financial planning nobody likes to think about is who will manage your accounts after you’ve passed away. This is understandable. Nobody really likes thinking about what happens after they’ve died, and trying to divide up even a small estate can seem intimidating.

5 Ways to Protect Yourself From Investment Fraud

After Bernie Madoff was caught stealing billions of dollars from investors he had lured into his Ponzi scheme, people realized that not everything that shines is gold. You may not run into a white-collar criminal like Madoff, but if you've done research online for investments over the years, you'll end up running across scams sooner or later. Be on the lookout for signs such as these:

How to Plan for Retirement at Any Age

Whether you're just getting started in your career or are already a seasoned pro, your first step in planning for retirement is estimating how much you need to save. 

5 Less-Known Tips for Opening an IRA

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax advantage account which aims to help people save money for retirement. Many tips can be utilized to get the most out of these savings vehicles. They are as follows:

401k Plans and Your Retirement

A 401(k) is a retirement savings plan that is offered by companies to their employees. Employees can save a small percentage of money from their paychecks before taxes are deducted. 401k plans are beneficial in helping people save for the future.