A financial life: Jack and Diane enjoy retirement

In my previous post, I asked how Jack and Diane should treat the money in…

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College savings for the holidays

The case for a new tradition I still remember the new bike I got for…

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Why I’m considering financial advice

I’ve been a do-it-yourselfer my entire investing career, adhering to Vanguard’s simple and smart Principles…

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The Social Security timing debate

Editor’s note: A version of this post previously ran in May 2018. We believe it’s…

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Trump says he ‘prepaid’ his taxes. So do millions of other Americans

Trump says he ‘prepaid’ his taxes. So do millions of other Americans Search quotes, news…

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Coronavirus, uncertainty, and the markets

Vanguard has been talking about uncertainty for some time now. In fact, it was the…

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Long-term unemployment is increasing as relief is running out

Long-term unemployment is increasing as relief is running out Search quotes, news & videos click…

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Working through coronavirus uncertainty | Vanguard

As always, even absent global crises such as the coronavirus, we have to balance what…

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How to be less scared about money during the pandemic

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Perspective in a challenging time

A new, short-term reality Financial markets clearly are reflecting our new reality, recognizing that the…

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Bond ETF discounts during recent volatility

Bond ETFs are an important source of liquidity Along with heightened market volatility in the…

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Here are tips from advisors for getting your Medicare coverage right

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Tips on coping with market volatility

Volatility measures change Stock market volatility tells us how often (and by how much) stock…

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Feeling altruistic? This tax play can keep Medicare premiums in check

Feeling altruistic? This tax play can keep Medicare premiums in check Search quotes, news &…

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Vanguard weather | Vanguard

The stomach-churning ups and downs of the global financial markets coupled with unprecedented economic uncertainty…

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3 tax tips to consider in the current market

1. Skip RMDs for 2020 As a wealth planner, I’m sensitive to how investors react…

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How to spend your stimulus check

What did Congress pass?  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into…

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Thoughts from a mom investing for college

My 3-part strategy First, I’m investing in a 529 plan because it’s aligned to my…

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6 steps to selecting a target-date fund

Step #1: Gauge glide paths When researching TDFs, you’ll inevitably encounter the term “glide path.”…

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3 keys to building an emergency fund

1.    Start now (if you can) The current economy has put many people in a…

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The 4% budget: Why spending flexibility is more important than withdrawal rate in retirement

Since its first introduction in 1994 (see below), the 4% rule—which I prefer to think…

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