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Director’s Take: The Fuss About Fees

Director of Education and Advocacy Lori Schock explains how investment fees can shrink your portfolio.

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Red Flags of Fraud

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What You Can Do To Avoid Investment Fraud

Researchers have found that investment fraudsters hit their targets with an array of persuasion techniques that are tailored to the victim's psychological profile. Protect your investments by watching out for these red flags:

  1. It sounds too good to be true 
  2. "Guaranteed returns" (they don't exist)
  3. The "halo" effect, which makes con artists seem likable or trustworthy
  4. "Everyone is buying it" pitches
  5. Pressure to send money right now
  6. Small favors (free lunch or workshop)

Financial Planning Tools

Required Minimum Distribution Calculator

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Find out how much you are required to withdraw from your retirement fund at various ages.

Compound Interest Calculator And Savings Goal Calculator

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See how your invested money can grow over time through the power of compound interest, or use the savings goal calculator to find out how much you need to save to reach a specific amount.