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How would you evaluate your knowledge about investing? Take a deeper dive into investing by reviewing our articles that discuss a variety of topics, including college savings, mutual funds, stocks, portfolio diversification, IRAs, estate planning and more.
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The Impact of Inflation on Your Savings & Investments

Inflation reduces the purchasing power of cash savings over time and can erode fixed investment returns, so it's important to hold some assets like stocks that may appreciate with inflation.
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How Does Compound Interest Work?

Compound interest can help grow your retirement savings. Here's some information on how it works.
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Long-Term Investments vs. Short-Term Investments: What's the Difference?

Not every investing strategy will suit every set of goals, and it may be helpful to know the difference between short- and long-term investments. 
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5 Common Investment Myths Debunked

Diversification, calculated risks, small investments, and multiple retirement options debunk common investment myths about needing lots of money, performance guarantees, 401(k) exclusivity, gambling, and individual stocks.
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401(k) Loan vs. Hardship Withdrawal: What Are the Financial Implications?

Some 401(k) plans allow you to withdraw money early under certain circumstances, but understanding the impact on your finances is important. 
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What Does It Mean to Buy Term & Invest the Difference?

Buying term and investing the difference means purchasing affordable term life insurance and investing the saved premium amount in other financial instruments to potentially grow wealth over time.