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A Brief History of Investing

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2 min read | June 6, 2024

Understanding the history and how far investing has come may help alleviate some fear of this form of wealth generation. Read this article to learn more about the evolution of investing. 

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Retirement Plans: 401(k) vs. 403(b)

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3 min read | May 9, 2024

Understanding retirement plans can come with a huge learning curve. Read on to learn more about two retirement savings options, the 401(k) and the 403(b), and take the guesswork out of interpreting your retirement benefits.

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Saving vs. Investing: Where to Begin

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2 min read | April 9, 2024

Distinguishing between saving and investing is a fundamental financial skill. Read on to learn how each plays a unique role in financial planning, offering insights into how to effectively balance the two for optimal financial health and growth.

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Comparing Roth and Traditional IRAs

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2 min read | April 2, 2024

After deciding you want to invest in an individual retirement account, how do you determine whether a Roth or Traditional IRA is best for you? Learn about the differences between the two to determine which one better aligns with your financial goals.

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House Hacking: Your Way into Real Estate

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3 min read | February 20, 2024

Many students plan to live off campus during their college career. This article explores the concept of homeownership while in college to generate present and future income.

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Stock Splits

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1 min read | January 30, 2024

A stock split is a decision by a company’s board to increase the number of outstanding shares. This may be a way for a small investor to get involved, find out how!

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A Breakdown of Index Funds

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2 min read | January 4, 2024

Investing can be a great way to make passive income, but there are lots of options. One long-term possibility is index funds — collection of stocks that imitate a market fund. Our latest blog post breaks it down for you.

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What Do Social Media and ETFs Have in Common?

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4 min read | December 7, 2023

If you’re overwhelmed at the idea of starting your investment journey, this is for you. We’re going to focus on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and compare the options to something most people are familiar with — social media!

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A Breakdown of Mutual Funds

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3 min read | November 28, 2023

Mutual funds can be a great way to diversify your investments while taking on generally minimal risks. This article will breakdown what a mutual fund is and the type of mutual funds available to invest in.

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Preparing Mentally, Emotionally, and Financially to Invest

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2 min read | October 31, 2023

Investing can be one of the most confusing and in-depth financial topics. What are the first steps to mentally, emotionally, and financially prepare? How do you start? Our latest blog will help you get some clarity on prepping to invest.

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A Different Type of Real Estate Investing

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2 min read | October 19, 2023

When it comes to building wealth and diversifying your investment portfolio, college students might not immediately think of real estate. However, Real Estate Investment Trusts offer an accessible and possibly lucrative way to make money.

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How much will my certificate be worth?

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Unlock the value of your certificate with ease. Input details like certificate amount, months invested, and interest rate to calculate its future worth.

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How much should I save to reach my goal?

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Set and achieve your financial targets with precision. Calculate the necessary savings amount based on your goal, timeframe, and desired outcome.

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How much should I contribute to my retirement?

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Secure your financial future wisely. Determine your ideal retirement savings contribution by considering factors like income, age, and goals.

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Dealer rebate vs special interest rate?

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Compare the best auto financing options. Calculate whether a dealer rebate or a special interest rate offers greater savings on your new car purchase.

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Retirement Savings Quiz

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Even college students can start saving for retirement! Check out our retirement savings quiz to learn something new or test your knowledge.

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Investing Terminology Quiz

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Are you the next Warren Buffet? Wall Street’s next millionaire? Test your investment knowledge with our quiz!

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Investing and Stocks Quiz

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Test your investing knowledge with our quiz and find out if you’re ready to start investing!

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Are You Ready to Invest Quiz

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Thinking about investing and want to make sure you are ready? Check out Financial 4.0’s investment quiz to test your knowledge before investing.

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What is an Annuity?

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2 min read | August 15, 2023

Annuities allow investors to plan for retirement, and each type has its own benefits or drawbacks. People who buy annuities often want to build savings for retirement or secure a fixed amount of income for the remainder of their lifetime.

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The Perks of Paper Trading

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2 min read | August 3, 2023

Curious about investing but risking your money in an organization gives you anxiety? Paper trading is a no-risk opportunity to test out investing situations, learn about the market and build your knowledge and confidence as an investor.

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Stock Valuation for Beginners

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1 min read | June 20, 2023

Stock valuation methods can be broadly categorized into two groups: fundamental analysis and technical analysis. You can use one or both of these methods to inform your stock purchase or sale decisions, depending on your investing strategy.

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Investing in AI

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2 min read | May 23, 2023

When investing it is important to do your research, to find the latest trend, and make low risk, high reward investments depending on your risk tolerance. Artificial intelligence is a potential investment opportunity.

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Investing in Real Estate

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1 min read | May 16, 2023

There are many ways to invest in real estate, and you might’ve already done so without even noticing. Investing is not a game of luck. It is important to be educated about where you are investing your money and what makes the market move.

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