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Confronted By Major Political Crisis, The U.S. Financial System Barely Blinked
In a week in which American democracy confronted a major political crisis, the stock market barely blinked. The Justice Department appointed Robert S. Mueller III, a former F.B.I. director, as special counsel to investigate ties between President Trump's campaign and Russian officials, but the stock market remained near its record all-time high. Why?... more >


5 Ways That Can Help You Pay For Higher Education
The cost of sending children to college remains daunting, and annual increases in the price tag for higher education have outpaced the overall inflation rate for years. According to the College Board, yearly hikes in college costs during the past decade have averaged roughly 5%, while consumer prices in general have risen less than 3% a year.... more >


Passing Down IRA Assets? Clue In Family Members
Do you have substantial assets in your IRAs? It's important to be smart about beneficiary designations, and maximizing tax benefits, while avoiding potential pitfalls. But it's also essential not just to fill out all of the paperwork and forget about it. Instead, take the time to discuss your plans with family members.... more >