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Jill on Money
Jill Schlesinger, Certified Financial Planner® and CBS News Senior Business Analyst, draws on her career as an investment advisor to prepare readers for creating future optoins for themselves and their families--and for having fun along the way. Schlesinger also welcomes questions from readers.
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In honor of Financial Literacy Month, it's time to return to a core concept of investing: the difference between a managed and an index fund.
The answer depends on a variety of personal factors, starting with how much you need to float your lifestyle today.
The use of credit scores and reports dates back nearly 60 years. FICO honed the score and currently sells it to banks, insurers, retailers and credit card companies. The current FICO score ranges from 300 to 850.
As we close out the first quarter of the year, it appears that some have entered the third stage of the psychological condition known as "investor angst". Stage one of IA began nearly two years ago, with the "taper tantrum."
Despite the best efforts of the financial services industry, not to mention the coterie of press outlets slavishly devoted to the professionals that populate the field, investing should not be very complicated.
The much-anticipated beginning of spring comes amid the heart of tax season, which makes now a great time to conduct spring cleaning for your money.
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