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3 Simple Ways to Bump Up Your Savings Rate

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Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to save more for retirement, we have some...




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    Are Rising Rates Good or Bad for Retirees?

    Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. The direction of interest rates is, at best, a guessing game. But if rates do go... Read more

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    Retirement Readiness on the Rise … for Some

    Video Transcript Adam Zoll: For Morningstar, I’m Adam Zoll. Has a rising U.S. stock market helped improve the retirement-funding landscape in the U.S.? Here to... Read more

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    Christine Benz’s Year-End 6-Step Portfolio Checkup

    Video Transcript Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningtar.com. Welcome to a special video session about how to conduct a year-end review of your... Read more

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    How to Shop the Sales Right: 10 Rules

    It’s that time of year again: prices on just about everything are slashed lower and lower as January plods on. But is your hard-earned cash... Read more

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    3 Ways to Play Catch-Up in Retirement Savings

    Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. If you’re approaching retirement and you’re feeling a little bit behind, it’s time to play catch-up... Read more

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    Any Job Isn’t Necessarily a Good Job for People out of Work

    There can be no doubt that the job market has been more resilient since the financial crisis than many imagined. Unemployment did not rise as... Read more

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    Time to Get It Together (Tax Planning, That Is)

    Video Transcript Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. As the 2014 tax year winds down, what key planning items should investors have on... Read more

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    When to Sell an Investment

    At an investment club meeting at which I was a speaker not too long ago, one lady raised the issue that has bedeviled investors since... Read more

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    5 of the Healthiest and Most Affordable Foods Available

    Processed foods may be convenient, but they will not necessarily save you money—especially not if you count the cost of added healthcare expenses down the... Read more

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    5 Dos and Don’ts for Your Year-End Portfolio Checkup

    Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. As we’re approaching the end of 2014, investors are trying to squeeze in their portfolio checkups... Read more

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    More Workers Get in on 401(k)s

    Video Transcript Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningstar. Each year, Vanguard releases a report detailing how and what investors in Vanguard-managed company retirement... Read more

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    401(k) Savings: How Women Behave Differently Than Men

    Video Transcript Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningtar.com. Do female 401(k) participants tend to behave differently than their male counterparts? I recently sat... Read more

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    5 Issues Still on Investors’ Plates

    Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar and welcome to The Friday Five. Today we have a special Thanksgiving edition. Morningstar markets editor... Read more

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    5 Things Investors Can Be Thankful for in 2014

    Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. We hope you’ve had a lot to be thankful for in 2014 if you’ve been invested... Read more

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    Managing Retirement Healthcare Costs: What You Can Do Now

    Video Transcript Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. healthcare costs are among the biggest expenses in many retiree households. Joining me to discuss... Read more

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    Overcoming Three Common Obstacles to a Secure Retirement

    Do you think you’ve saved enough for retirement? Do you think you’ll ever retire? Research from such organizations as the Conference Board of Canada shows... Read more


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