Jaclyn Schirf

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Spiced Salmon Kebabs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Here's a little trick: Thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don't flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano<p>2 teaspoons sesame seeds<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Is it better to own a REIT than a home?

So you want to get into the real estate investment game without having to pick up a plunger to unstop a toilet when your tenant calls in the middle …

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5 Ways To Improve Your Portfolio

Experienced investors know what makes a portfolio work. The keys to success are contained in a few timeless concepts that, if followed religiously, will lead to the best outcome. These five “reminders” will help you focus on the big picture and avoid the noise.<p>These ideas are not new. You’ve seen …

5 Big Investing Costs And How To Lower Them

A major drag on investment returns is fees, the costs you pay for investment help in various forms. Some of them you probably know about, but some are much less obvious.<p>Taken together, fees add up to a lot of money out of your account each and every year. If you have $1 million invested, each 1% in …

What Are The Best-Kept Secrets About Investing?

<i>Answer by Burton Malkiel, Wealthfront CIO, author of “Random Walk Down Wall Street”, on Quora,</i><p><b>There are no secrets. Just focus on what you can control and think long-term.</b><p>You can’t control the short-term ups and downs of the market. But you can control your costs, how broadly diversified you are, …

6 Retirement Savings Pitfalls To Avoid

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>So you say you’re already contributing to a 401(k) or some other type of retirement account? Congratulations—you’re working on making your future self very happy. That’s because the secret to retirement savings is that you can’t make up for lost time.<p>And …

The Only 3 Money Principles You Need To Know

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE</i>: <i>This post is adapted from the Forbes eBook,</i> <b>The Millennial Game Plan</b><b>: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World</b><i>, by Laura Shin. If you’d like to learn more about how exactly to budget, invest and negotiate your salary and raises, the title is available now for download at</i></i> …

9 Financial Habits That Can Make You Wealthy

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>While a six-figure inheritance or high-paying job can land you in the top 1% of earners, it’s the little things—your money habits—that often make the difference between a life of prosperity and one of constant financial stress.<p>Just ask LearnVest Planning …

401(k) Annual Savings Rate Increases Help Millennials

If you’re not saving to the max in your 401(k), there’s an easy way to get there: sign up for an annual increase program. “For those who are in it, it’s working,” says Jeanne Thompson, a vice president at Fidelity Investments who tracks 401(k) trends. “Even though the percentage of employees who …

4 Signs Your Financial Advisor Isn't On Your Side

Which is exactly what many people calling themselves financial advisors do. Most aren't held to what's known as a "fiduciary standard," where they're required to put their clients' interests first.<p>Instead, they only have to meet the much lower "suitability standard," which means the advisors have …

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