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How to Pick Funds for Your 401k

So your employer has a 401(k) plan as part of its benefits package, now what? Learn different strategies you need to consider when choosing your investments. Whether you're looking at target-date funds or trying to pick mutual funds based on expense ratios or past performance.

By Sean Bryant, ago
Family Finances

5 Things To Know About a 401k Loan

If your 401k has started to fill up, you might be tempted and wondering – what can I do with this money now? Almost everyone will advise you not to give in to this temptation. But if it is an emergency – or you can’t resist – here’s what you need to know about 401k loans.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Family Finances

Managing Money During a Layoff

Managing your money during a job transition due to a layoff, downsize or merger takes discipline. Be prepared to manage your expenses more closely, check with your advisor before tapping any retirement funds and network with peers to find temporary work while finding your next long term job. These tips tell you how.

By Jane Hodges, ago
Education

GuideVine’s Summer Scoop 2016

GuideVine's Summer Scoop returns for 2016! From June 1st through August 31st, watch short daily videos from financial experts answering common financial questions. By the end of the summer, you'll be a lot more confident and knowledgeable about personal finance.

By GuideVine, ago
Education

What New Graduates Should Know About Their Student Loans

Whether you are a recent college grad or a parent of one, someone is left holding the student loan baggage. There are several options to consider when determining your loan repayment strategy, from payment plans to restructuring debt. But what comes first, saving for retirement or paying down those student loans? It's time to sit down and review what the best course of action is for you.

By Zina Kumok, ago
Family Finances

4 Things to Do When Your Salary Increases: Infographic

Take a minute before you run out and buy all those new, shiny things. Personal finance experts recommend taking some time to review your finances, your financial plan, and your future goals so that you can make the best decisions with your money. Keep the following four points in mind and you’ll be on your way to making the most of your new and improved salary.

By Laura Willard, ago
Investments

Robo Advisor Vs. a “Human” Financial Advisor

There isn't a day that goes by without the topic of robo advisors coming up at GuideVine. Often its a consumer asking “what is a robo advisor anyway” or “what is the difference between a robo advisor and a traditional financial advisor”. Our CEO tries to help make sense of these questions and provide you with the answers.

By Raghav Sharma, ago
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Top 5 Personal Finance Stories of 2015

While economic stories dominated the financial news, in personal finance the questions of “what should I do with my money?”, “what tools should I use to manage my finances?” and “do I need help from a financial advisor?” were more common. It’s no surprise that all of these themes are in GuideVine’s Top 5 read articles of 2015. And of course, there is The Dress (yes, that dress)!

By GuideVine, ago
Financial Advisors

5 Reasons You Need a Financial Advisor in 2016

New Year's has past. Everybody is busy working on their 2016 resolutions (right?). While a casual approach to the gym or staying in touch may work, its best not to improvise your financial resolutions. We look at five reasons why this is the year to get professional financial advice, to help you achieve your money goals while gaining peace of mind.

By Zina Kumok, ago