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Alison Heisner, CFA

How to Increase Your Net Worth

How to Increase Your Net Worth

“Net worth” is an oft-misunderstood term — we tend to think of net worth as it relates to billionaires and celebrities, but not to ourselves. However, we all have a net worth, and understanding your own can be a powerful tool to help guide your current...
Make Every Penny Count With Personal Capital Cash™

Make Every Penny Count With Personal Capital Cash™

*Some parts of this article were updated on March 17th, 2020. If you asked me how much I’m earning in interest on my savings account, I couldn’t tell you. What I do know, is that the numbers on my statement next to the word “interest” are in...
How Much Should You Have in an Emergency Fund?

How Much Should You Have in an Emergency Fund?

Keeping emergency fund cash on hand is good—but maximizing return is still important. So, how much should you have in an emergency fund? Emergency funds are an important part of your financial plan designed to cover unexpected events like job loss, major...