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How Will the Election Affect My Investments?

A pandemic without a vaccine, a prolonged economic slump and now a large number of mail-in ballots threaten to turn election day into election month. What is an individual investor to do with their portfolio amongst all this chaos: adjust their US stock allocation or stay the course?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Will the Election Affect My Investments?

A pandemic without a vaccine, a prolonged economic slump and now a large number of mail-in ballots threaten to turn election day into election month. What is an individual investor to do with their portfolio amongst all this chaos: adjust their US stock allocation or stay the course?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Should You Delete Your Stock Trading App?

As the pandemic consumes the nation, millions of housebound Americans have immersed themselves in a new hobby: trading stocks. Lured by the ability to make commission-free trades, online brokerages—like Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade—have seen an uptick in users this year.One popular trading app,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Do a Mid-Year Portfolio Checkup

It’s been a nerve-racking year for investors. Almost four months ago, experts declared the end of the bull market after a series of drops. Yet after the stock market plunged almost 35%, investors saw a speedy recovery. The second quarter finished strong, nearly erasing the damage from February and March. Now that the…Read more… Continue […]

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Make a Plan to Repay Your Borrowed 401(k) Money

This spring, Congress passed the CARES Act for those impacted by the pandemic. The landmark bill has several provisions for those facing financial difficulties—including one for those looking to borrow from their retirement accounts. The new rules provide temporary access to your 401(k) with fewer penalties and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Hire a Financial Advisor Who Won’t Rip You Off

Let’s face it: Money management is hard, and most of us aren’t as good at it as we could (or should) be. From taxes to investing to debt-busting, there’s a lot that goes into financial planning. And while we’re all for learning to do it yourself, there are a number of reasons to enlist the […]

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How to Hire a Financial Advisor Who Won’t Rip You Off

Let’s face it: Money management is hard, and most of us aren’t as good at it as we could (or should) be. From taxes to investing to debt-busting, there’s a lot that goes into financial planning. And while we’re all for learning to do it yourself, there are a number of reasons to enlist the […]

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How to Protect Your Money, With Ramit Sethi

Let’s face it, the economy feels a little doom and gloom right now. So we’re learning how to protect ourselves financially this week with the help of personal finance advisor Ramit Sethi. Hear him talk with Alice Bradley and Lifehacker’s personal finance writer Lisa Rowan about his practical tips for navigating this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Protect Your Money, With Ramit Sethi

Let’s face it, the economy feels a little doom and gloom right now. So we’re learning how to protect ourselves financially this week with the help of personal finance advisor Ramit Sethi. Hear him talk with Alice Bradley and Lifehacker’s personal finance writer Lisa Rowan about his practical tips for navigating this…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Take Money From Your Retirement Account, Even Now

The coronavirus relief package that was signed into law last week included relaxed rules for taking money out of your retirement account. But while the option now exists for those who need the financial lifeline, there are several considerations to keep in mind before you start moving money around.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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