saving for retirement

Financial Security

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When it comes to financial security, having money is just half the battle.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is a leading advocate for financial literacy and a certified financial planner. Plus it doesn’t hurt that her father is financial icon Charles Schwab. She says a majority of the country does not know how to properly handle money.

“My concern is that as a country we’re not talking about the lack of financial literacy. Financial literacy is necessary to have financial security.”

Carrie says teenagers and 20-something’s aren’t being taught how to manage debt and the responsibility of credit cards. On the opposite end of the spectrum people in their fifties aren’t fully prepared for retirement.  read more »

The Best Investments

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Your best investment might not be in the bank.

The key to your golden years might not be in your home, stocks or mutual funds. Instead it could be something that has no monetary value at all. So to help realize your worth; MSN Money has put together a list of the five big investments you don’t even realize you have. For example, your body.

According to a 2012 study by the Journal of Labor Research workers who exercise regularly earn an average of 9% more than those that don't. But the benefits of working out go farther than your paycheck.  read more »