Inflation reduces the purchasing power of your money. Use this calculator to see how inflation has changed the value of the U.S. dollar and what return your savings and investments should be getting just to keep up.
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The foundation of investing: stocks, bonds, and cash.
There are three basic types of financial investments: stocks, bonds, and cash. Having a good understanding of each can help you make more informed investing decisions.
How to create an investment plan.
Creating an investment plan isn't as complex as you might think. The first step is to consider your goals and risk tolerance. The next step is to click the link and keep reading.