A billionaire explains what investors always get wrong

Investors need to stop worrying so much, says Ken Fisher, chief executive of Fisher Investments.

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    One-in-four people overestimate their retirement knowledge. How much do you know?

    People who don’t trust their instincts risk being too conservative with their cash.

    This teen turned down 8 Ivy League schools. Here's why that was a smart move.

    This teen turned down 8 Ivy League schools. Here's why that was a smart move.

    The University of Alabama offered this student a debt-free ride, and he took it.

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    They’re juggling a mortgage and college savings. Can they still retire early?

    They’re juggling a mortgage and college savings. Can they still retire early?

    Scott and Elissa Blackerby want to know if they’ve saved enough. And if they pull off an early retirement, when should they collect Social Security?

    Why parenting is even more daunting for millennials than it was for their parents — or their grandparents

    Why parenting is even more daunting for millennials than it was for their parents — or their grandparents

    The math for raising a child is changing, and millennial parents are facing a double disadvantage when it comes to affording a family.

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    How to find a checking account that pays you to use it

    How to find a checking account that pays you to use it

    At least 20 banks offer at least 2 percent yield on checking accounts -- but the extra money usually comes with a catch.

    5 reasons someone making $75,000 would live paycheck to paycheck

    5 reasons someone making $75,000 would live paycheck to paycheck

    Depending on where people live, how many children they have and what their health care needs are, a $75,000 salary might not leave much to spare.

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    Using a prepaid card? Avoid getting socked with fees.

    Using a prepaid card? Avoid getting socked with fees.

    As prepaid cards become more popular, some issuers are scaling back their fees. Still, navigating the rules can be tricky.

    A new kind of credit score for those with no credit

    A new kind of credit score for those with no credit

    Fair Isaac is introducing a new scoring model that includes cable and utility payments -- the latest effort in a movement to broaden access to credit.

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    Welcome to Get There

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    This technology from the 1800s is still one of the fastest ways to move money

    At Western Union, mobile payments are still the smallest part of the business — but the fastest growing.

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    Michelle Singletary

    Michelle Singletary

    How, and how much, to help a college grad

    There’s a fine line between assisting and enabling adult children. Start by knowing your family’s situation.

    Barry Ritholtz

    Barry Ritholtz

    Are you not feeling the economic recovery? This could be why.

    The recovery is not evenly distributed, and a few factors have a major influence on whether you feel it.

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    Your new credit card may not be as safe as you think

    Your new credit card may not be as safe as you think

    Sure, it’s better than your magnetic stripe card. But many U.S. bank issuers are not choosing to migrate to the most secure system set-up.

    Bingo losses? Possibly tax-deductible.

    Bingo losses? Possibly tax-deductible.

    GET THERE | Don’t miss out on deductions small and large that can reduce your tax bill by April 15.

    21-day Financial Fast

    The 21-day financial fast is done. Now what?

    The 21-day financial fast is done. Now what?

    Although the group fast that began Jan. 11 is over, it doesn’t mean your journey to financial freedom is ending. You still may have some work to do.