New Money


June 2008


Calculating Your Net Worth

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You may want to check out this nifty yet puzzling CNNMoney calculator, which ranks your net worth by age and income. Apparently, the median net worth for those between the ages of 25 and 34 is $2,125. But once you turn 35 (and on up to age 44), it jumps to $44,875. For someone with a $50,000 annual ...

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10 Top Investing Podcasts

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Corrected on 6/20/08: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported the name of Wallstrip's host. She is Julie Alexandria.

Whether your work commute involves driving, riding the bus, biking, or running (like me), it's a great chance to improve your investing know-how through podcasts. You're ...

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A Big Investing Mistake Couples Make

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Men and women just aren't on the same page when it comes to investing, says SmartMoney magazine. According to their survey, husbands are more willing to take financial risk when investing than their wives (62 percent for men versus 19 percent for women).

If you and your partner have completely ...

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5 Ways to Whip Your 401(k) into Shape

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If you're one of those investors who chooses funds for your 401(k) based on the "add a little bit of everything and stir" approach, listen up. Kelly Kratz, a Lawrence, Kan.-based field consultant for TIAA-CREF, has five pointers that could make thousands of dollars' worth of difference in your ...

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