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The Ultimate Guide to Social Security Survivor Benefits
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When a loved one dies, the financial fallout to deal with often adds to your grief. In some circumstances, Social Security survivor benefits can fill part of that void. As of June 2020, Social Security paid monthly survivor benefits to approximately 6 million people. But navigating the maze of Social Security benefits can be confusing, […]

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You Get the $250/Month Child Credit if Your Kid Was Born After This Date
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Parents, you’re probably getting a monthly cash infusion for each minor child during the second half of 2021. Monthly payments for the temporary extra child tax credits will start hitting bank accounts July 15. The credits, which are part of the American Relief Plan, provide an extra $1,000 for children ages 6 to 17 and […]

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How Much to Save for Retirement – Planning Strategies for Every Age
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How much should you save for retirement? Everyone's situation is unique and different, but here are some guidelines to follow.
Why Is Bitcoin So Volatile?
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Why Is Bitcoin So Volatile?

Of all the things Bitcoin is rightfully known for—its range as a payment network, not the security of its protocol, nor the potential for blockchain technology to revolutionize any field that uses a database—there’s one that stands out as it’s most defining feature: its price, and how it goes up. But the price of Bitcoin […]

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Should You Save for a 12-Month Emergency Fund? Here’s How to Decide
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The conventional advice for how much money you should have saved in your emergency fund used to be three to six months worth of living expenses. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. As millions of people lost their jobs and blew through their savings, some financial experts began to question the old emergency fund recommendations. Suze […]

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What Are Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)?
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What Are Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)?

Inflation, or a sustained period of rising consumer prices, can take a bite out of investor portfolios and reduce purchasing power as the prices of goods and services increase. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, or TIPS, are one way to hedge against inflation in a portfolio. These government-issued securities are inflation-protected bonds that adjust in tandem with […]

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Understanding the Gold Silver Ratio
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Understanding the Gold Silver Ratio

The gold-silver ratio is the price of the silver and gold relative to each other. Initially, the gold-silver price relationship was fixed at a certain ratio but over time it began to fluctuate as information traveled faster and external variables weighed on their value. It’s a measurement that’s been around for thousands of years. Understanding […]

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Value vs. Growth Stocks
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The terms value and growth refer to both two categories of stocks and two investment “styles” or approaches of investing in stock. Generally speaking, value stocks are shares of companies that have fallen out of favor and are valued less than their actual worth. Growth stocks are shares of companies that demonstrate a strong potential […]

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20 Great Part-Time Jobs for Retirees
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Maybe you’re not ready to leave the workplace entirely — these gigs won’t consume your entire life
Mortgage Backed Securities, Explained
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Mortgage Backed Securities, Explained

Mortgage-backed securities are bond-like investments made up of a pool of mortgages. When you purchase a mortgage-backed security, you’re buying a small portion of a collection of loans that a government-sponsored entity or a financial institution has packaged together for sale. Investors may refer to these loans as MBS, which stands for mortgage-backed securities. Investing […]

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