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  • Stocks maintained their stride in January, despite late-month volatility. January saw continued strong performance in the U.S. economy, which helped propel domestic stocks to new record heights. As the month drew to a close, the streak of historically low market... Read More

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  • You’re likely to hear a lot of talk about “tax-efficient investing” — but what exactly does that mean? Tax-efficient investing means using strategies that can help with after-tax wealth accumulation, instead of solely trying to minimize taxes. In other words,... Read More The post Six tips for building a tax-efficient investment strategy. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • 2017 was an excellent year for stock markets and a healthy year for economies around the world. Rarely have global stock markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility, and the gains continued into the beginning of 2018.... Read More The post Will the new tax bill affect you? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Taxes can take a big bite out of your total investment returns. So when making your investment decisions, you’ll want to look for ways to help maximize tax benefits in addition to the usual considerations of potential investment risks and... Read More The post What you need to know about tax-advantaged savings accounts. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • While taxes may be unavoidable, understanding how they work can help you minimize them, or at least help you get the most bang for your buck. You’re probably already pretty familiar with sales tax and taxes on your salary, so... Read More The post Taxes and investing: What you need to know. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • If your boss wanted to give you a $1,300 bonus on the spot, you’d take it, right? A surprising number of Americans actually don’t. Many employees are offered that incentive in the form of a 401(k) match and for whatever... Read More The post American employees: Are you leaving money on the table? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Summary. 2017 was an eventful year. The global economy grew healthily; the Federal Reserve (Fed) slowly started to increase interest rates; a major tax bill was signed into law; tensions with North Korea escalated; the Brexit negotiations got underway; and... Read More The post 2017 in the markets: Stocks soar while volatility slumbers. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • 2017 was an excellent year for capital markets and economies. Rarely have financial markets seen such broad-based positive returns with so little volatility and downside. Momentum carried into 2018 with President Trump’s signature on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package.... Read More The post Will the new tax bill affect you? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Global equity markets ended 2017 on a high note. Economic growth was steady across nearly all major developed economies, employment numbers remained strong, and inflation remains low. Despite political uncertainty and diplomatic tensions, equity markets had a great year. Large-cap... Read More The post Financial Engines Market Update, Q4 2017: Ending on a High Note appeared first on Financial Eng...

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  • Let’s say you’re walking down the street and see a couple of hundred dollar bills blowing down the sidewalk. Would you pick them up? What if it was a thousand dollars? It seems obvious to take money that’s up for... Read More The post Employer match means more money for you. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • There are only a couple of weeks left in this holiday season and for all of the consuming and buying that’s going on, there’s also the important tradition of giving. December is the time of year that charitable giving reaches... Read More The post Avoiding charity scams. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • If you’re one of the lucky ones who receives a year-end bonus, you’re likely thinking about how to spend it. Vacation? Shopping spree? It’s hard to fight the urge to splurge if you don’t have a plan for the money... Read More The post Putting your year-end bonus to work for you. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • This time of year, our lives can become full of to-do lists — gifts to buy for loved ones, grocery runs to stock up for the next celebration, and let’s not forget the biggest to-do list of all: your New Year’s... Read More The post Three financial items to put on your end-of-year to-do list. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • “Saving” and “investing” are terms that, while related, refer to different actions. Don’t confuse the two, for each can lead to a very different outcome from the other. If you save money when you should be investing it, or vice... Read More The post Don’t confuse saving and investing. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • As you think about planning your estate, you probably have your loved ones top of mind. If college is part of their plan, a 529 College Savings Plan may be able to help in some unexpected ways. When you contribute... Read More The post Save for college, save on estate taxes. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Expectations of corporate-tax cuts propel U.S. stocks. U.S. stocks performed strongly in November. Small- and mid-cap stocks surged in the second half of the month, reversing losses early in November. They closed up +3.52% and +3.68% respectively (S&P 600 and... Read More The post Market Summary: November 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Are you a candidate for converting your traditional IRA(s) or other qualified assets to a Roth IRA? If you’re like most investors, your answer isn’t a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ Roth IRAs offer the possibility of tax-free retirement income if... Read More The post Roth IRA conversion decision not the same for everyone. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • The American dream is still alive and well, with goals like owning a home and paying for children’s college education at the top of many financial wish lists. However, with college costs and home prices continuing to soar, the amount... Read More The post Interest rate basics. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • If you’re like many Americans, you make regular contributions to your retirement plan at work. Whether you’re enrolled in a 401(k), 403(b), 457, or Thrift Savings Plan, you’re probably also responsible for  managing how your contributions are invested. And you’re the... Read More The post Pay attention to your 401(k) plan’s fees. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Have you recently bought a new home or moved into that cool new apartment building? Congratulations! Before you start planning your housewarming party, however, you’ll need to tie up an important loose end: insurance. Homeowners insurance and renters insurance are... Read More The post Renters and homeowners insurance — are you covered? appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Life happens. And when it does, it often costs money. Whether it’s a broken appliance, car repairs, or even a lost cell phone, having an emergency fund to cover the cost can help keep you from racking up credit card... Read More The post How to start and grow an emergency fund. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Debt can be one of the biggest roadblocks to setting and achieving long-term financial goals. With debt weighing you down, everything from growing your emergency savings to saving for retirement can feel out of reach. So how do you chip... Read More The post Chipping away at debt. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • So you’ve decided to buy your first home! Before you start scrolling through real estate listings and filling out paperwork to get prequalified, you’ve got something more important to think about, though: getting a down payment in place. While many... Read More The post Is homeownership on the horizon? Here’s how to grow your down payment. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • A recent poll showed that only 41% of Americans have a budget.1 Are you in this group? Maybe you’ve tried to manage a budget and had a tough time with it. Or perhaps it seems overwhelming. Budgeting can be easier than... Read More The post Build your best budget. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • Stock markets around the world continue their upward march. October was another strong month for stocks. Both domestic and international stocks posted impressive gains. At home, large- and mid-cap stocks had very similar returns of +2.33% and +2.26% respectively (S&P... Read More The post Market Summary: October 2017 appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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  • “5 Simple Steps to Building a Budget” The power to put your goals within reach. We know — retirement saving and planning can be complicated. That’s why Financial Engines offers two ways to get advice on how much to save... Read More The post 5 simple steps to building a budget. appeared first on Financial Engines Education Center.

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