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 By Edward Jones    Community    May 11, 2016

Here's how to keep your portfolio healthy

If you have a medical appointment this week, you might want to wish your nurse a happy National Nurses Week. This annual event is designed to celebrate the important role nurses play in health care. Of course, while nurses and doctors can help you...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    May 4, 2016

Help your mother prepare for retirement

Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    April 27, 2016

Can you make your investments less 'taxing'?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    April 20, 2016

Reduce, reuse, recycle: A theme for investors?

On April 22, we observe Earth Day. Like many people, you might participate in some activities to help the health of our planet. But you can also do some things to improve your personal investment environment. In fact, you might want to follow a key...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    April 13, 2016

While paying off student loans, don't forget about retirement

Even if you’ve been out of school for a few years, you may still have a vivid reminder of college: your student loan debt. Since you’ve joined the workforce, you might be paying back your loans as best you can. But can you gradually reduce your...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    April 6, 2016

Should you change your investment mix over time?

To be successful at investing, some people think they need to “get in on the ground floor” of the next “big thing.” However, instead of waiting for that one “hot” stock that may never come along, consider creating an asset allocation –...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    March 30, 2016

Which IRA is better for younger workers?

If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it. But even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for – their eventual retirement. And since you’ve got many years until you do retire,...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    March 23, 2016

Give your investment portfolio a 'spring cleaning'

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it’s time for some sprucing up. But you don’t have to confine your efforts to your house and yard – you can also engage in a little “spring cleaning” in your...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    March 16, 2016

Is your 'financial umbrella' in place?

April showers may bring May flowers, but March is National Umbrella Month. While ranking high on the list of truly obscure celebrations, this “month” can still teach us a few things – especially if we think about “umbrellas” that can help...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    March 9, 2016

Women may need extra steps on the road to financial security

International Women’s Day was observed on March 8. Around the world, thousands of events will honor women’s achievements. Yet, women still face challenges in many areas of life – such as their financial situations. So if you’re a woman, you...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    March 2, 2016

Should you retire in 'stages'?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    February 24, 2016

How should you respond to market 'correction'?

As an investor, you may be gaining familiarity with the term “market correction.” But what does it mean? And, more importantly, what does it mean to you? A correction occurs when a key index, such as the S&P 500, declines at least 10 percent...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    February 17, 2016

Watch for changes to the FAFSA

If you have a child in college, you’re probably familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed to help ensure that students don’t miss out on federal and state grants, work-study jobs and loans. But yo...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    February 10, 2016

Think about sending financial 'valentines' to loved ones

Americans spent nearly $19 billion in Valentine’s Day gifts last year, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money went for gifts with short shelf lives, such as candy, flowers and restaurant meals (and about $700 million was sp...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    February 3, 2016

Are you prepared for financial disasters?

“Be prepared” is the Boy Scout motto, and it’s also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters – including financial ones. Here are some events that can have serious financial consequences, along with...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    January 27, 2016

Put your financial "puzzle" together

January 29 is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. Why this date was chosen – or why National Puzzle Day even exists – is something of a mystery. But as...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    January 20, 2016

What expenses will you incur when investing?

You invest so that you can achieve a variety of goals, such as a secure retirement. It’s inevitable, though, that you will incur some costs when investing, ranging from payments to a financial professional to costs of educational materials. So...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    January 13, 2016

Will the presidential election affect investment outlook?

We’re just a few weeks away from the first caucuses and primaries, so presidential election season is in full swing. As a voter, you may be keenly interested in the election process. But as an investor, should you be concerned? If you take a look...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    January 6, 2016

Retirees need 'longevity strategy'

The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said it: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. Due to several factors, such as advances in health care, today’s retirees are living longer, more active lives...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    December 23, 2015

What to look for from a financial advisor

There’s a lot to know about investing, so it’s a good idea to get some professional help. But with so many financial advisors out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you? You may have to interview several prospective financial...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    December 16, 2015

Holiday spending can help teach children about money

During this holiday season, you’ll likely be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management. Here are a few ideas for doing just that: • Stick to a budget....

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    December 9, 2015

Check out these end-of-year investment tips

Who knows where the time goes? Although 2015 is almost in the books, you can still make some year-end investment and financial moves that may help you get off to a good start in 2016. Here are a few suggestions: • Boost your 401(k) contributions....

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    December 2, 2015

Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

It’s certainly the season for giving – and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive. To get the most out of your gifts, your first step is to make sure you are giving to a worthy charity. That means you’ll need to ask some...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    November 25, 2015

How can the Fed's actions affect you?

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? First of all, it’s...

 
 By Edward Jones    Community    November 18, 2015

Start your own investment "traditions"

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions...

 

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