Is It Better to Save for Retirement or Your Child’s College Fund?

What’s more daunting, paying for college or paying for your retirement? While one year at a public four-year university costs $9,139 (or $31,231 at a private school), you can only guesstimate how much money you’ll need to fund your golden years.   That’s why deciding whether to funnel more savings towards your child’s education or your retirement savings is a particularly tough decision. Our latest article on Yahoo Finance, Is It Better to Save for Retirement or Your Child’s College Fund?, examines the pros of each scenario. Saving money for your daughter’s education can make her transition to adulthood smooth. […]

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3 Ways ETFs Can Help You Invest

  While their popularity has surged over the last decade (to the tune of more than $2 trillion in assets as of the end of 2014 according to the Investment Company Institute) exchange-traded funds, commonly referred to as ETFs, still remain somewhat of a foreign concept to many investors. ETFs are versatile investment vehicles that can be used to create a diversified investment portfolio, or used to target virtually any segment of the market. In fact, ETFs serve as the building blocks for TradeKing Advisors’ asset allocation portfolios. In this blog, we’ll provide a brief primer on ETFs, as well […]

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