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The Metaverse: The Next Generation of the Internet

The metaverse is an immersive, next-generation version of the internet that could play a significant role in our lives.

How Often Should I Rebalance My Portfolio and How?

How often should you be rebalancing your portfolio? How exactly do you do that? And is there such a thing as rebalancing too often?

How FIRE Can Help Anyone Retire

The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement has gained momentum around younger investors, but this strategy can benefit those closer to retirement, too.

Use your side gig to boost IRA savings

You can still save for retirement if you are self-employed or earning income with a side gig. These IRA options will keep you on track.

Experienced Investors Share Their Biggest Lessons

Long-time investors share stories about what they wish they’d know when they were starting out.

Electric Vehicle Race Is Gaining Speed

Which automakers are well-equipped to meet the surging demand for battery electric vehicles?

4 Reasons Why Investors Should Prepare for Higher Inflation

Despite Federal Reserve claims that recent price hikes may be temporary, several trends suggest inflation may remain elevated, highlighting a potential risk to investors.

Investment Goals and How to Set Them

If you find your short-term investment goals are getting easier to accomplish, find out how to set mid- to long-term goals.

6 Trends in ESG Investing

Climate change, cybersecurity (including privacy), technological advancements and demographic changes were already altering the investment management landscape before COVID-19. In our view, the pandemic has helped hasten a shift toward sustainable investing.

Watch the Yield Curve for Inflation Signals

What does inflation mean for the yield curve? Learn what investors need to watch out for.

On Track for Retirement? How to Save in Your 40s & 50s

How should you save for retirement in your 40s and 50s? Learn tips and strategic moves like paying down high-interest debts.

How Investing for Retirement Changes at 50

How can people in their 50s and 60s invest their retirement money in a way that may help with risk now that they're closer to finally retiring?

Stock Market Volatility: A Tale of Two Investors

Can two investors get the same returns and end up with different results? Here's how timing can impact your portfolio.

Market Volatility: Are You In or Out?

Chasing high-flyers or cashing out are extreme reactions to market risk and volatility. Here’s why the best choice is somewhere in between.

Measuring and Managing Interest Rate Risk

The threat that rising interest rates reduce a bond’s value is called "interest rate risk." This risk cannot be eliminated, but it can be managed.

How Investors Can Fight Inflation

Is inflation coming? Find out what you need to know about inflation and how to prepare your investment portfolio.

Women: Invest for a Better Life Long Before Retirement

What happens when women start investing their money? Find out what these real women learned from their investing experience, and how they got started.

How Women Can Bridge the Gender Investing Gap Now

There's a large gender gap when it comes to investing. Find out why women tend to invest less than men and what steps you can take to close that gap.

    Fed Policy Fuels Volatility, but Other Forces Are Along for the Ride

    Financial markets may be in for more bumps in the road as investors seek near-term clarity from ongoing uncertainties.

    How Does the Fed Manage Inflation? It’s FAIT

    The Fed has changed the way it thinks about inflation. Here’s what the new average inflation target policy means.

    4 Reasons Why Investors Should Prepare for Higher Inflation

    Despite Federal Reserve claims that recent price hikes may be temporary, several trends suggest inflation may remain elevated, highlighting a potential risk to investors.

    Money Tips for Divorce After Age 50

    5 financial tips for late-in-life divorce and starting over, including how to budget and the tax and investing implications.

    Fight Over Federal Debt Ceiling Adds to Uncertainty and Market Volatility

    Investors were already worried about the upending effects of the pandemic, rising interest rates and inflation. They must now contend with the uncertainty of extreme political maneuvering over the U.S. debt ceiling.

    House Democrats’ Tax Proposal Targets High-Income Earners and Corporations

    Noted Washington observer and tax expert Andy Friedman recently told American Century Investments clients that high-income Americans and corporations will likely take the brunt of proposed federal tax hikes.

    Fed Moves Up Rate-Hike Timeline

    Inflation remains a key focus.

    Infrastructure and Tax Proposals Lift Muni Market’s Profile

    We believe the American Jobs Plan and Made in America Tax Plan, which propose infrastructure spending and corporate tax hikes, will likely boost the outlook for municipal bonds (munis) and the broad economy.

    Tax Proposals vs. Your Reality: What You Can Do Now

    There’s a lot of news swirling about the potential for tax hikes. While we’re still far from any proposals becoming law, here are some things to consider if you’re concerned about what this could mean for your portfolio.

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      Family & Finances

      Money Tips for Divorce After Age 50

      5 financial tips for late-in-life divorce and starting over, including how to budget and the tax and investing implications.

      Need a Budget Plan? Get Started

      Learn how to budget, save for the future and provide a reassuring framework for trying times.

      Help Your Teen Understand Investing

      Who says investing is just for grownups? These tips will help teens start investing money in the stock market, putting time on their side.

      How to Teach Your Kids About Money

      Start teaching money lessons to your kids now—even the youngest children can learn the value of money, how to save it and the cost of spending.

      Help Your Teen Understand Saving Money

      Teenagers who save money now set themselves up for good habits in the future. Get tips for teens on how to save money, understand interest, and more.

      Help Your Teen Understand Wants vs Needs

      What do teens spend their money on—wants or needs? Learn how to teach them financial literacy skills they need to make the most of their money.

      How These 3 Real Couples Manage Debt Together

      Do married couples share debt? What happens when one spouse has debt—is the other spouse responsible? Find out how real couples manage their debts.

      Why Millennial Couples Keep Their Finances Separate

      As more millennials get married, many choose to keep their finances separate. Find out why and how to make it work.

      Should You Combine Your Finances After Marriage?

      Should you combine your finances with your spouse after marriage? Learn if it makes sense to merge your money (or not), and how to decide.

      How These 3 Real Couples Manage Debt Together

      Do married couples share debt? What happens when one spouse has debt—is the other spouse responsible? Find out how real couples manage their debts.

      Help Your Teen Understand How to File Taxes

      If a teenager has a part-time job or a babysitting gig, do they need to file and pay taxes? Find answers to tax questions for your teen.

      Plan Ahead for Wealth Transfer to Heirs

      Learn about wealth transfer strategies to pass on your estate and assets to your children.

      Do You Know What Probate Is?

      Many assume the probate process should be avoided at all costs. Learn what probating an estate means, how long it takes and other facts.

      What Young Adults Should Know About Budget Basics

      These key tips teach young adults about the basics of budgeting and allocating money for bills, starting an emergency fund, choosing cheap fun and more.

      Juggling Finances While Caring for a Parent

      Helping manage your aging parents' finances can be challenging. Here's how to minimize your own risk when taking over your parent's finances.

      Caring for an Elderly Parent? 5 Financial Tips for You

      Many adult children serve as a caregiver for a parent. Learn how to reduce the financial and emotional impact of stepping back from work to care for a loved one.

      Blended Family? Learn How to Mix Your Finances

      Many families are blended, with second marriages and other unique considerations. Learn how to plan your estate according to your family situation.

      4 Estate Planning Documents for Everyone

      At the foundation of estate planning, there are four key documents that most adults should consider, regardless of age, health or wealth.

      How to Talk to Your Children About Their Inheritance

      Learn some talking points you may want to cover in an inheritance and estate planning discussion with your children.

      How to Set Up an Emergency Fund to Prepare for the Unexpected

      Emergencies can pop up at the most unlikely of times. Planning for the unexpected helps to cushion the financial blow. Here’s how to do it.

      What to Do When a Parent Dies: After Death Responsibilities Checklist

      Losing a loved one is hard, but sorting out their estate shouldn’t be. Here are steps you can take to contact creditors, distribute assets and more.

      Family Money Talk: The Key to a Strong Financial Plan

      Families should (but don’t) share financial plans. Here’s why.

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