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The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Money

Growing up, kids are taught very simple facts about money: you need to earn it to pay your bills and save it to retire and buy things you want along the way. Yet, as we get older, these basic facts […]

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The Best Ways to Build Wealth

What are the best strategies to build wealth and a comfortable lifestyle for you and your loved ones? The answer isn't sexy or complicated. The best way to build wealth and create financial security […]

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The Mistake 85% of Americans May Be Making with Their Retirement Savings

In 2015, an estimated 54 million Americans were actively participating in a 401(k) plan at work. However, according to a 2014 study by Aon Hewett, only 15% of them had rebalanced their portfolio. Why […]

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How to Diversify Your Investments

Proper diversification of your investments requires more than just holding a diversified portfolio. If you're wondering how to diversify your investments, consider every asset you own as one […]

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How to Manage Your Investments

Like many things in life, managing your own investments becomes more complex as you get older. For young professionals just starting out, it often makes sense to do the required research and […]

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How Often Should You Rebalance Your 401(k)?

Like any investment account, rebalancing your 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan is an important part of a successful strategy. Without periodic rebalancing, your asset allocation (the percentage of […]

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What Should You Do with a Windfall?

Wondering what to do with a windfall? Perhaps you have received an inheritance or experienced a liquidity event from company stock. Now you need to know how to use the proceeds to maximize the […]

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How Much Money Should I Have in Employer Stock?

It is not uncommon for employees with stock options or equity based compensation to hold too much employer stock. Employees don’t often realize how much of their financial future is tied to their […]

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Are You Holding Employer Stock in Your Retirement Plan?

Investing your 401(k) in company stock can be quite risky. Although companies are scaling back on the practice, there are still many big U.S. firms that allow participants to buy employer stock in […]

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Know How You're Invested

This article was originally published on U.S. News by Kristin McFarland, Wealth Advisor at Darrow Wealth Management.

Whether you manage your own money or hire a professional advisor to do so on your […]

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