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What to Know About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index

Basic Facts About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index<p>A Detailed Look at One of the Most Popular International Indexes<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>…

Investing

5 Reasons to Buy the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The <b>Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF</b> is a primarily market cap-weighted index that's designed to track the CRSP US Total Market Index. It is one of the best ways to buy a broadly diversified portfolio of American stocks and pay mere pennies in fees and expenses.<p>Here are …

Investing

The best cheap investment funds

Invest in funds with low fees.<p>That's the advice of superstar investors like Warren Buffett, and it's backed up by lots of research from data nerds.<p>"A low-cost index fund is the most sensible equity investment for the great majority of investors," Buffett says in "The Little Book of Common Sense …

Investing

These high-yielding, dividend-paying stocks put money in your pocket

Slide 1 of 7<p>With bond yields offering little, income-focused investors have been turning to stocks to provide the regular cash they seek. The …

The best time to start taking Social Security

<i>People say you should hold off taking Social Security until full retirement age or later rather than starting benefits early. I disagree. I think I can do better by taking benefits as soon as I can and investing them, even if I earn only a modest rate of return. And if I invest more aggressively I</i> …

Retirement

Opinion: This Warren Buffett rule can work wonders on your portfolio

Ask Warren Buffett for the single most powerful factor behind his investing success, and he’d respond “compound interest” — without skipping a …

15 Mistakes Smart People Make in Retirement

Neglecting to plan for long-term care can be a big threat to your nest egg.<p>Americans make plenty of mistakes when it comes to planning for …

Sorry, Millennials -- You'll Need to Save a Huge Sum for Retirement

Photo: Reynermedia, Flickr.<p>The Millennial generation -- defined generally as those born between 1982 and 2004 -- doesn't have it easy. Sure, the youngest are only about 12 years old now, and probably more worried about an upcoming math test than about money or retirement; but the oldest are in …

Retirement

Islamism: Earth's terrible cancer

Global terrorism is spreading everywhere; it is not only concentrated in the war zone areas of the Middle East such as in Syria and Iraq. Turkey, France, and recently Belgium are suffering from the new wave of terrorism and suicide bombings. On March 22, the Belgium capital fell victim to two major …

The Most Motivational TED Talks of 2016 | Inc.com

TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the best talks they've hosted recently online. Delivered by a TV mogul, the leader …

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This comprehensive course is the perfect first step into the world of investing

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Spencer Platt/Getty Jumping into the world of financial markets can be a daunting task. For anyone interested in taking a more …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, …

Internet of Things