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Alison Southwick

Alison Southwick

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Recent articles

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The Market Is Up but Your Portfolio Is Down. What Gives?

And we help you spot online retailers' tricks.


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Money Lessons Worth Revisiting

Lesson No. 1: Curb your predictions.


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Meet Ted Benna, "Father of the 401(k)"

Tens of millions of workers take advantage of 401(k)s, thanks to a benefits consultant who got creative with a 1978 law.


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An Interview With Financial Planner Michael Kitces

Money advice to get you thinking.


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Tackling Questions About Inflation

And a look at Bitcoin.

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Finding a Fee-Only Financial Planner

And other money insight.


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Safer Cryptocurrency Trading: How to Avoid a Scam

We also interview Bill Schultheis, author of "The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules: Save, Invest, and Plan for a Life of Wealth and Happiness."


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A Chat With Morningstar's Christine Benz

A personal finance expert shares insight.


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Facebook: Bull vs. Bear

Arguing the bear and bull case for investing in Facebook.


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Helping Your Kid Pay for College? Check Out This Podcast.

And a look at stocks that provided great lessons.

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Marshal All Your Resources for a Successful Retirement

Discussing retirement and ways to optimize it with financial planning expert Wade Pfau.


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Thriving in a Time of Great Resignation

And some retirement info.


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Why Are Chinese Stocks Down This Year?

Stock and investing news and advice.


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What Can You Expect From the Stock Market Now?

Thinking about short-term volatility, learning about budgeting for couples, and more.


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Managing Your Money Costs More When You're Poor

A lack of options add up.

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A Look at the State of Retirement

Where do you stand?


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What "Hipster Antitrust" Means for the Tech Giants -- and You

Discussing "hipster antitrust" and the five rules of the Roth five-year rules.


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Flashback to 2015: This Investing Advice Still Makes Sense

How to do better with your finances and why you should care about a company's corporate culture when you invest.


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From the Vault: How to Negotiate Anything

Spoiler alert: The other person wants to win, too.


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Learning About Bonds

Curious about bonds? Here are a few things to note.

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