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Retirement planning requires a clear-eyed analysis of future needs and income. Yet many individuals view retirement through rose-colored glasses. Here are some of the most common myths and how you can bring reality into focus. Read more »  ...

With tuition costs rising every year, saving for college is a top priority for most families with children. A 529 savings plan, also called a qualified tuition program, allows you to build up savings to pay for qualified higher education at eligible institutions using tax-free...

Socially responsible investments have attracted much money, many investors, and many studies. We have studies of socially responsible mutual funds, socially responsible indexes, “sin” stocks, stocks with good and bad environmental records, and stocks with good and bad employee...

Treasury bills and other cash investments have the advantage of liquidity and little downside risk, but they offer no real long-term growth, and typically the income is the lowest among fixed-income alternatives. Read more »  ...

Fortunately, you don’t need a Ph.D. in investment theory to benefit from the implications of MPT. In fact, the general concepts can guide you in better managing your own 401(k) portfolio. Just what is MPT? Read more »  ...

10 axioms of effective investing provide the critical cornerstone for guiding investment philosophy and making decisions. This will ensure that you meet the universal goal of creating financial wealth for retirement. Read more »  ...

AAII’s e-books bring complicated investment topics down to earth in a concise and conversational way. Read more »  ...

Our asset allocation models show you how to properly diversify a portfolio based on your tolerance for risk. Read more »  ...

Many employees think of their 401(k) plan allocations in isolation. But if you are married and your spouse works, you are both likely contributing to employee-sponsored plans. And if that is indeed the case, your allocation approaches should be “married” as well. After...

Companies with high social responsibility ratings outperformed companies with low ratings, but to get the highest returns, you should not shun shares of any company. Read more »  ...