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What are Stocks?

Stocks are small pieces of ownership in a company. Stocks can also be called shares, equities, or securities. When you buy a stock, you become a stockholder, or shareholder, and...
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Starting Early

It can be hard to find the motivation to start saving if retirement is still decades away—particularly if you can’t afford to save much. If you’re still earning the salary...
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What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a relatively new form of money that exists only in the digital world. It is exchanged peer to peer online and isn’t controlled by any government or bank....
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What is a Budget?

A budget is a plan that allows you to control your spending and save for the future. Budgeting is the foundation of financial security because you won’t save anything if...
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What is Credit?

Credit is your ability to borrow money on the promise that you will it pay it back later. It is applied in many different aspects of money and finance, e.g.,...
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What is the Stock Market?

The stock market is the resale market for those corporate ownership stakes. Issuing stocks lets a company take on new investors. But those investors may not want to hold on...
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Types of Accounts

Once you’re ready to start saving, you need to choose a dedicated retirement account to put your money into. The world of retirement accounts can feel intimidating at first, with...
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What is a Blockchain?

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that is still in its early stages, but has massive potential (kind of like the Internet in its earliest days). “Blockchain technology isn’t just a...
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Using Credit Wisely

Understanding the cost of credit News flash: Borrowing money isn’t free. Anytime you take on debt, you will pay for doing so. How much you pay depends on the interest...
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What is investing?

Investing means strategically buying different types of investments or “assets”—such as stocks, bonds, and real estate—in hopes they will grow your money. Why does investing work? You can think of...
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Your Credit Score

How is My Credit Score Determined? Your credit score is a mix of many factors that represent how good or bad a borrower you are. The two biggest considerations are:...
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Types of Stocks

Thousands of companies sell stocks. This can make it difficult to decide what kind of stock to buy, especially for new investors. To help make sense of what’s out there,...
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How Much to Save?

Unless you’re lucky enough to be a very high earner, chances are the challenge you’re facing is managing to save enough for retirement (rather than the possibility of saving too...
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Pros and Cons of Crypto

  Pros of cryptocurrency No middleman With cryptocurrency, there’s no corporation that can sell your data or deny you service. Data security When you make a cryptocurrency transaction, your data...
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Savings versus Investments

Once you start accumulating assets, you’ll have to decide what to do with your money. The right choice usually depends on what your goal is for your money and how...
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Risk vs. Reward

In investing, risk and reward go hand in hand. That’s because investments that have the potential to return a lot are generally riskier, and safer investments typically don’t return much....
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The Importance of Credit

Why is My Credit Score Important? Your credit is your financial “reputation”. Your credit score becomes an increasingly critical measure of your financial health as you go through life. From...
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Main Stock Market Players

There are many different people and groups involved in the stock market, and they each have distinct roles. You have companies that sell stocks, investors who buy stocks, the exchanges...
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