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Record-high prices, rising mortgage rates and high inflation are all obstacles for potential new homeowners. Learn how you can help a loved one break into a tough market.

Consider these tips when planning for foreign travel and perhaps save yourself time, money and headaches.

A lot can pile up over a year, or just a season. Here are five tips to help you tidy up, declutter and organize your finances this spring.

Though education costs continue to climb, starting to save and invest early in a tax-advantaged account can make a difference.

Even if you’re not flush with cash, it’s still possible to start investing. Here’s what to know.

Robo-advisors leveled the playing field and made professional money management more accessible to people regardless of their income or size of their portfolio. Here’s what you need to know.

The new year can be a good time to set yourself up for financial success. These six steps can help get you started.

It’s important to start saving as early as possible. Learn why—plus get tips on how to become a savvy saver.

Because saving and investing are in some ways similar, many of the same ideas apply to both, including the risk of losing money, how easy it is to access your funds, and potential gains. But there are significant differences in exactly how those ideas apply and in how you actually go about saving versus investing. Let's break down the details.

Learn the six money moves you can make this fall to set yourself up for success in 2024 and beyond. Find tips on investing, taxes, charitable giving, and more.

Here are four key guidelines to help you prioritize your saving and balance your long- and short-term financial goals. 1) Create a budget. 2) Build an emergency fund, then prioritize long-term goals. 3) Save separately for short-term goals. 4) Boost your saving and be disciplined about spending.

Learn the options for how to pay off debt you took on to pay for school.

One way to build good financial habits is to automate your investments. While you cannot control the market or your returns, automatic investing may help reduce risks and help prevent emotional financial decision-making.

Rebalancing your portfolio is an important factor when aiming to meet your financial goals.

Asset allocation is how you choose to divvy up various assets within your portfolio, like stocks, bonds, and cash. Here’s a breakdown of how it works.

Being an investor means building and managing a portfolio, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. What you may want to consider before getting started.

In the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), both cybersecurity teams and hackers are using AI to their advantage.

Armed with education and a plan, women can feel more confident about their financial goals and how they’ll achieve them.

The stock market is the cornerstone of investing. Before getting started, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basics, including market indexes, the different types of stocks, and the factors that can affect a stock’s market value.

Health care costs are rising, and some people may need to consider long-term care. Learn the moves you can make to help prepare yourself or a loved one.

Moving can mean exciting changes for your life, but it may also have tax consequences for your investments. Here are three important considerations.

Congratulations on your beautiful baby. You’ve got your nursery and diaper bag ready to go—but what about your finances?

Interactive charts have always been a core component of the Power E*TRADE web platform—their sleek design and integrated features are one of the many reasons why Power E*TRADE was rated the #1 Web Trading Platform by stockbrokers.com. Now, we’re excited to bring you a major upgrade to Power E*TRADE charting, another important step in our drive to provide you with the most innovative, best-in-class tools and platforms.

Learn steps you can take to start investing.

Check out these five steps to help make smart spending and saving decisions.

We all know we should have money set aside for emergencies. Here’s how to go about it.

Learn what drives inflation, how it’s measured, and ways to diversify portfolios to help hedge the risk it presents for investments.

Learn about common social engineering scams you may encounter and ways to help prevent them.

Learn how to help protect you or your loved ones from common elder abuse scams.

Money is one of the trickiest topics to discuss—but avoiding the conversation can be even more problematic. These tips can help start the dialogue with your family.

They're tax friendly, flexible, and available to anyone. Yet, 529 education savings plans are still underused. Here are five things that parents, grandparents, and anyone hoping to get a leg up on college costs need to know.

A 529 plan is a great way to invest for future education costs, but there are also other options to raise the funds you need.

For LGBT+ couples who decide to tie the knot, it’s important to review financial plans and understand the financial impacts of marriage. These tips can help.

The value of your portfolio can increase or decrease for any number of reasons. Economic trends, company events, and interest rate changes are among the common drivers of fluctuations in your investment account. While you can't prevent volatility, you can help manage it through diversification.

If you’ve been named as your parent’s executor, you’ll find it’s a role with both emotional and administrative tasks. Here are some guidelines.

Thinking of taking the next step with someone special? Head off money headaches by talking about your finances first.

The suite of social analysis tools available in Power E*TRADE gives clients the ability to leverage consumer insights based on Twitter posts.

Learn about the differences between credit and debit cards, the various card types, and how to avoid destructive debt.

Too much debt can be crippling, but some debt, managed wisely, can be a smart financial tool. Check out three things to consider when deciding whether to take on debt.

The stock market is the cornerstone of investing. Before getting started, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the basics, including market indexes, the different types of stocks, and the factors that can affect a stock’s market value.

For investors, international equities can enhance diversification and offer growth potential. In fact, long-term demographic trends may even favor some non-US markets. Explore the different types of international markets and ways to invest.

Whether you’re applying for a mortgage, purchasing car insurance, or signing up with a new internet provider, you will inevitably be asked about your credit. Understanding how this number is calculated and how to establish a healthy credit score early on in life can help increase your financial freedom and purchasing power in the future.

There may be as many approaches to investing as there are investors, but two broad strategies for stock investing are very popular—value and growth.

When you first learned about diversification, you were probably shown a chart about spreading your investments among broad asset classes like stocks and bonds. But allocating your investments among these top-level asset classes is just the first step. If we drill down within these categories, we can uncover many more ways to diversify a portfolio.

When it comes to your investments, knowing how much you’ve made or lost isn’t the only thing that matters, but it’s definitely pretty high on the list. It would be nice if a quick glance at a simple chart was all you needed, but, in fact, it’s easy to misinterpret your own portfolio’s performance, as well as numbers you see quoted on the news or in investment marketing materials. So we’ve put together this 3-step framework for evaluating your portfolio’s returns

Have you ever wondered if your investments are doing well because of your good investing decisions or because you’re taking on excess levels of risk? To answer that question, we need a method of comparing the performance of different portfolios that also accounts for their level of risk. This is what “risk-adjusted returns” are all about.

When investors talk about the markets, one topic often plays a leading role: the Fed and the interest rates it manages. It's important to understand why the Fed does what it does and how interest rates may affect your investment portfolio.

See how E*TRADE can help you take control of your investments online. Watch this three-minute video to get a tour of our most popular features, and read the article below for details on how to get started. Big, expensive broker not required.

Needless to say, investing during periods of market volatility can be unsettling. No one likes to see their account value dip—even temporarily. However, there are a time-tested set of principles you can follow that can help you stay focused on your long-term goals and navigate through the near-term choppiness to potentially smoother waters.

Dollar-cost averaging is a popular long-term investment strategy that can help investors mitigate risk by turning the market’s natural ups and downs to their advantage. Read on to learn more.

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