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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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From today's featured article

Mutual funds are registered investment companies that pool investors' capital to invest in securities. Professional money managers manage mutual funds, and the corporate contributory retirement system in the U.S. uses them extensively. As of 2021, a total of 8,877 U.S. mutual funds held over 27 trillion dollars of assets, owned by forty-eight percent of American households and an estimated 108.1 million individuals.

Mutual funds offer you diversification, professional management, liquidity, and convenience. These advantages are offset by factors such as costs, fund turnover, and the consequences of organizational structure. (more...)

This week in financial history

May 27:
  • 1933 - The United States Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933. The act required that new security offerings be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and that prospective investors must be provided with a prospectus. Source: Securities Act of 1933
  • 2015 - The NASDAQ Composite Index passed the 5100 milestone for the first time in history when it closed at 5106.59. Reaching the 5100 milestone was a long climb back from the 2000 - 2003 bubble collapse. The NASDAQ Composite breached the 5000 milestone on March 9, 2000. Source: NASDAQ Composite (COMP)

May 31:

  • 1974 - The Fidelity Daily Income Trust (now Fidelity® Government Cash Reserves) became the first money market fund to offer check writing privileges. Source: This day in financial history, Houston Finance Club
  • 1996 - The Tallinn Stock Exchange in Estonia began trading on May 31, 1996. The exchange is now part of the Baltic Market component of the NASDAQ OMX Exchanges. The OMX comprises eight Baltic and Nordic exchanges.Source: History

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June 2:

  • 1997 - On June 2, 1997, the minimum tick size on the NASDAQ stock exchange changed from 1/8 to 1/16 on all stocks with a bid price of $10 or more. The New York Stock Exchange implemented a similar change on June 24, 1997. Source: Spreads, Depths, and Quote Clustering on the NYSE and Nasdaq, available for download.
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