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Investing for the Long Haul: 5 Tips for Millennials

As Millennials establish themselves in their careers and as adults, now is the time for these 20- and 30-year-olds to begin investing. Developing a lifelong process of saving and investing for the future is the key to this generation’s long-term financial independence. If you’re a Millennial and unsure of how to invest wisely, here are […]

How (and Why) Do Investors Pursue Socially-Responsible Investing?

With the U.S. bull market entering its eleventh year,1 more investors are looking for the next new thing. For many, this can mean investing in companies that not only are financially profitable, but that also help provide for the general good. Socially-responsible investing, or SRI, focuses on investing in companies and products that are committed to sustainability, alternative […]

Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

After factoring in federal income and capital gains taxes, the alternative minimum tax, and possible state and local taxes, your investments’ returns in any given year may be reduced by 40% or more. Here are five ways to potentially lower your tax bill.1 Consider Tax-Deferred and Tax-Free Accounts Tax-deferred accounts include employer-sponsored retirement accounts such […]

Why is ESG Investing So Appealing?

For more than 200 years, long before the advent of modern stock markets and electronic trading, some investors have been committed to socially-responsible (SRI) investing.1 This involves choosing companies and products that specifically eschew certain harmful or toxic behaviors. But over the last few years, this modest SRI movement has blossomed into a committed cross-section of investors who […]

Alternative Energy: A Perfect Way to Be Socially Responsible With Your Investments

Socially responsible investing (SRI) is a strategy to make your investments more impactful by supporting ecological and social causes. SRI investors invest their money to support companies that value transparency in their business practices and are committed to positive social and environmental impacts. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are the cornerstones of socially responsible […]

6 Keys to More Successful Investing

A successful investor maximizes gain and minimizes loss. Though there can be no guarantee that any investment strategy will be successful and all investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal, here are six basic principles that may help you invest more successfully. Long-term compounding can help your nest egg grow It’s the “rolling […]

Investment Planning: The Basics

Investment Planning: The Basics

Why do so many people never obtain the financial independence that they desire? Often it’s because they just don’t take that first step — getting started. Besides procrastination, other excuses people make are that investing is too risky, too complicated, too time consuming, and only for the rich. The fact is, there’s nothing complicated about […]