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Index funds are the best way to start investing — just set and forget.

How to start investing at any age, according to financial planners who know

Ready to start investing? Index funds are a good option for people looking for a "set and forget" investment. They're low cost and diversified.
First, we're talking about coffee.

After nearly 10 years as a financial planner, the first 2 questions I ask every client have nothing to do with money

Before we get into the financial minutiae, I ask two questions that have nothing to do with money, yet tell me more than a pile of bank statements ever could.
Ignore these money tips and you'll regret it.

13 pieces of money advice you can’t afford to ignore

The best money advice is often the simplest. Here are tips from financial planners and bestselling authors that you can't afford to ignore.
Budgeting your money for specific goals is easier than you think.

A 2-step strategy financial planners use for themselves and their clients can make your money much less confusing

Separating cash into different "buckets" — for retirement, travel, or an emergency fund — allows you to see how much is going toward each goal.
Stuff doesn't make people wealthy — money does. And it's not the same thing.

After 10 years as a financial planner, I’ve realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

As a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances ... and I've realized many "wealthy" people aren't.
Learning how to invest money doesn't have to be as complicated as it sounds.

A financial planner’s best tool to start investing has probably been in front of you all along

If you're wondering how to invest money, the answer isn't all that complicated: Start with employer-sponsored retirement accounts.
Financial planners love the debt snowball and debt avalanche methods to get out of credit-card debt.

We asked financial planners for the best strategy to tackle credit-card debt, and there are 2 clear favorites

The best way to get out of credit-card debt is either the debt snowball or the debt avalanche, according to financial planners.