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What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

Last month, national bookseller Barnes & Noble announced that it would be acquired by a private equity firm after years of struggling to compete with Amazon. Barnes & Noble is a publicly held company, so the transaction has been referred to as “going...
Retirement Living: What Does Retirement Mean to You?

Retirement Living: What Does Retirement Mean to You?

When it comes to gauging retirement preparedness, do you have a good sense of whether your savings are on track to fund the retirement life you envision? Are you looking for some benchmarks? Follow along as we explore key findings of a national poll...
5 Tips for Recent Grads Negotiating a Job Offer

5 Tips for Recent Grads Negotiating a Job Offer

5 Tips for Negotiating a First Job Offer For many of us who have kids, it’s the season of graduation. For parents with college grads, it’s a particularly meaningful time – after nearly two decades of school, they’re transitioning to working world and will...
How to Master a Household Budget

How to Master a Household Budget

Online banking, budgeting software, and personal finance apps have made money management easier than ever, allowing users to categorize and track monthly expenses in a streamlined way that wasn’t possible with excel or the paper balance sheet. Still, good...
5 Ways Not to Run Out of Money in Retirement

5 Ways Not to Run Out of Money in Retirement

These key strategies will help you build, protect, and preserve your nest egg. 1. Calculate Your Net Worth Figuring out your optimal retirement plan starts with understanding what you have now … your net worth. That’s because net worth — as...
What Are The Biggest Worries Americans Have in Retirement?

What Are The Biggest Worries Americans Have in Retirement?

Image: Where Americans expect their retirement income to come from. When it comes to gauging retirement preparedness, do you have a good sense of whether your savings are on track to fund the retirement life you envision? Realistically assessing your...
How to Sell Your Company Stock – Exercising & Selling Strategies

How to Sell Your Company Stock – Exercising & Selling Strategies

Ok, so you have some stock in your company but you don’t know what to do with it. Should you hold it? Sell it? We talk to a lot of people who have significant shares in their company, but aren’t sure what they should do with it. In this article, we’ll focus...
Investing for Retirement: How Do You Compare?

Investing for Retirement: How Do You Compare?

Image: Strategies Americans are using for retirement planning when it comes to the accounts they are saving in, their investments, and what investment guidance they seek. When it comes to gauging retirement preparedness, do you have a good sense of whether...