• Here’s how young women are deciding how much to save for retirement0

    Drakula & Co. | Moment | Getty Images When it comes to retirement planning, earlier is generally better, but several factors affect how much young women are saving, according to financial experts. For retirement planning purposes, the demographic termed “younger women” may include Gen Zers, millennials and some Gen Xers with 20 years or more

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  • Worried about a recession? Here’s how to prepare your portfolio0

    FG Trade | iStock | Getty Images More from FA Playbook: Here’s a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. “We all understand that markets go through cycles and recession is part of the cycle that we may be facing,” said certified financial planner Elliot Herman, partner at PRW Wealth Management in Quincy,

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  • Sudden wealth can come with serious emotional and financial challenges0

    D-keine | E+ | Getty Images Money, for all the opportunities it affords, can be a major source of stress and anxiety if you’re not used to having it. Coming into sudden wealth, whether via inheritance, a career windfall or luck in the lottery, can create serious emotional and financial challenges for people who have

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  • Robo-advisors are gaining popularity. Can they replace a human advisor?0

    Robots want to be your next financial advisor. Not too long ago, that notion may have smacked of sci-fi whimsy — “Star Wars” cyborg C-3PO in a power suit on Wall Street, perhaps. But robots, or so-called “robo-advisors,” may soon manage more than $1 trillion of Americans’ wealth. These aren’t actually tangible robots; they’re algorithms

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  • What to do if you can’t make a required minimum distribution at Vanguard0

    FG Trade | E+ | Getty Images Vanguard investors have been grappling with partial website outages over the past several days that have blocked some customers from trade confirmations, certain statements and forms. These interruptions may cause problems for those making year-end transactions, such as required minimum distributions, as there’s a 50% penalty for missing the

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  • Don’t get divorced from financial reality when ending your marriage0

    skynesher | E+ | Getty Images A lawyer may be your first call when you decide you want a divorce, but a financial advisor should be your second. In many cases, a divorce has more impact on a person’s current and future financial well-being than any other event in their lives. Sound financial planning may

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