Author: Kate Ashford

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Top 10 must-know rules on 401(k) taxes

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Employer-sponsored retirement plans like a 401(k) are a common way for workers to save for retirement. In any given year, about half of employees participate in …

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An anxious investor’s guide to the stock market

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Investment planning can be riddled with unanswered questions, unknowable returns and a general uneasiness around the decisions you make, all of which have a big impact …

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What is the pink tax (& are you paying it)?

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For all the gender equality strides that have been made, it’s still difficult to be a woman in 2019. Women still only make 80.5 cents for …

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8 financial concepts to master before you start investing

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If you think investing is a daunting topic — especially when you’re just getting started — you’re not the only one. About 60% of adults say investing in …

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Choosing mutual funds: 7 things you need to know

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When it comes to investing, mutual funds are a basic building block. About 44% of U.S. households and 94 million individual investors own mutual funds, according to …

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10 questions to ask a financial advisor

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If you’re considering hiring a financial advisor, you’re ahead of the game — almost half (45%) of adults ages 40 to 59 would rather make an appointment …