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After 10 years as a financial planner, all of my richest clients still ask the same surprising question

As a financial planner, I get asked how my clients can build more wealth all the time — but there is usually an end goal in mind.<p>For example, my regular clients tend to have a "magic retirement number" in the back of their heads — a sum of cash that they know will leave them financially free. Most …

Retirement

What To Do When You Haven't Saved Enough For Retirement

If you’ve come to the realization that you haven’t saved enough for retirement, then this article is for you.<p>It details various strategies for increasing your odds of being able to afford retirement. The strategies fall under three primary categories: saving, investment and additional options for …

Retirement

Price of Silver in 2017: Why It Could Bounce Higher

The silver market performed reasonably well in 2016, with the price of the precious metal picking up more than $2 to close the year at $15.88 per ounce. That in turn helped boost the prospects for silver-tracking investments like the <b>iShares Silver Trust</b> (NYSEMKT: SLV). But as much as investors …

Investing

Pros and Cons of the 529 College Savings Plan

In this video from the<i>Motley Fool Answers</i>podcast,Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp welcome Sean Gates to the show as they answer listener questions.<p>This latest question will be of interest to any parents or future parents who think their kids might one day head to college. The team hashes out the …

Retirement

The power of saving 1 percent more

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>The power of saving 1 percent more</b><br>Financial New Year's …

Personal Finance

Here’s how to save money for your children’s futures

Saving money when preparing for a baby is important, but there are several financial vehicles that could make a child’s life easier when they’re out …

'A massive system-wide problem, not just for those in finance, but more importantly for society at large'

Investors have been having a great time of it the last 30 years, benefiting from higher than average returns and lower than average volatility in the equity and bond markets.<p>But these positive conditions aren't necessarily going to last, and investors should be prepared to rethink their strategies, …