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We help you make good financial decisions by tuning out the noise and focusing on just a handful of simple, core principles that have proved successful over time. Although they are simple, following them is not always easy.

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Getting started

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Personal finance

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Personal finance covers not only investing, but day-to-day finances, budgeting, insurance, taxes, estate planning, and retirement.

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Retirement is a major event in many people's lives. It is not only a lifestyle change, but a change in income and spending.

Planning for this life-changing event is important.

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This week in financial history

March 21:
  • 1868 - The Foreign and Colonial Government Trust published the earliest known mutual fund prospectus in London, England. The fund offered shares at 85 pounds sterling. The fund, now known as Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust, still trades on the London Stock Exchange.
  • 1924 - The Massachusetts Investment Trust was organized in Boston as a managed fund offering redeemable securities, thus becoming the first open-ended mutual fund in U.S. Source: Business history: advisors

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  • 1720 - The South Sea Bill, granting virtual monopoly powers to the South Sea Co., passes in the British House of Commons after six hours of fierce debate, during which the price of South Sea shares fluctuates from 270 to 400.
  • 1987 – The Standard & Poors 500 stock index closes above 300 for the first time, less than a year-and-a-half after breaking the 200 barrier. The index finishes the day at 301.16. Source:Closing milestones of the S&P 500 Index

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