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Stock Performance in Every Recession Since 1980

Being an investor during a recession is scary -- but there's good news.


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LGBTQ+ Finances: A Survey of 2,005 Americans

LGBTQ+ finances are perennially understudied. We're trying to change that, so we asked 2,005 LGBTQ+ Americans about money, investing, stress, saving, and more.


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ESG, SRI, Impact Investing: What Are They, How to Get Started, and How Funds Have Performed

What is ESG, SRI, and impact investing, and how have ESG funds performed?


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With Netflix Earnings Under Microscope, 55% of Americans Think There Are Too Many Streaming Options

We surveyed 1,500 Americans about their streaming habits and preferences to find out what the future might hold for streaming services.


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An Introduction to Digital Real Estate in the Metaverse

Is metaverse real estate a good investment? These numbers may help you decide.


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Average Net Worth of Americans by Age, Education, and Race

The average net worth in the U.S. is $122,000, but that's not the whole story.


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Study: Men Are 4x More Likely Than Women to Have Secret Crypto Accounts

Financial infidelity isn't just about credit cards and checking accounts -- it extends to investing, too.


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Study: The Importance of Diverse Investing Role Models

We surveyed 2,000 Americans about financial role models -- here's what we found out.


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Are Alternative Investments the Best Inflation Hedge? Here's the Data

Alternatives are often suggested as an inflation hedge -- but do they beat out stocks?


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The Best States to Retire, Based on What People Really Want

We asked people what they prioritize in a place to retire, then ranked all 50 states based on those priorities.


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Thinking of Changing Careers? Here's Who's Hiring Now

Millions of Americans are looking for jobs. These industries are hiring.


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Tim Cook Owns Cryptocurrency -- So Do 68% of American Millionaires

68% of American millionaires own cryptocurrency, according to a Motley Fool survey. Read on for more details.


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How Many Americans Own Stock? About 145 Million -- But the Wealthiest 10% Own More Than 80%

Over half of Americans own stock, but it's not distributed equally.


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Here's Why 20% of Americans Have Changed Careers Since the Pandemic Began

"The Great Resignation" is happening, but why? We surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out.


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Which Jobs Will Be Automated in the Next 10 Years?

19 of the 30 occupations likely to decline in the next decade face threats from automation.


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Estate and Inheritance Taxes by State in 2021

Estate and inheritance taxes are complicated -- start here.


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Kevin O'Leary Is Concerned About Leaving Too Large an Inheritance -- So Are Two-Thirds of High-Net-Worth Individuals

Not all high-net-worth individuals plan on leaving money to their children.


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81% of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals Use Alternative Investments

Alternative investments are going mainstream.


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High-Net-Worth Individuals Gave $5.8 Billion to COVID-19 Philanthropy in 2020

High-net-worth philanthropy can be controversial, but there's no denying HNW individuals gave a lot of money in 2020.


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Study: Crypto and Investment Scams Skyrocket in 2020 and 2021

Scams related to cryptocurrency and investing are more common, and making more money, than ever before.


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