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A debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The Federal government, states, cities, corporations, and many other t ... Read more

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A Mutual Fund's Turnover Rate

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Before investing in a mutual fund, consider its portfolio turnover rate. A fund's portfolio turnover rate measures the frequency with which it buys and sells securities. A fund tha ...

How to Find a 529 Plan

A 529 plan, also known as a qualified tuition program, is a type of account designed to save for education expenses. The structure of the account allows for an ...

How to Choose an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

An exchange-traded fund, or ETF, is an investment fund that trades on stock markets, not unlike normal stocks, but represents a pool of investments similar to a...

Where to Invest?

My wife and I have been saving our extra money for a long time and would like to make some investments with it. I’d like to know where to invest? The answer t...

Fannie Mae vs. Freddie Mac

When the recession struck huge bailouts were given to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and in an instant these unknown entities became household names. Even after th...

Bond vs. Stock

Bonds and stocks are two of the most common types of assets purchased by investors and most portfolios include one or both. The two investment vehicles are very...

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