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Fidelity and Vanguard are two of the largest investment companies in the world. Fidelity boasts 40 million individual investors and $11.8 trillion in total customer assets. Meanwhile, Vanguard has more than 30 million investors and $8.1 trillion in global assets under management. Both brokers have solid industry reputations and offer a large selection of low-cost
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It’s been just a decade since lesbian, gay, and bisexual service members could serve openly, and less than a year for transgender service members (in addition to a brief period during the Obama administration). Despite making huge strides and gaining important rights, some issues still persist for LGBTQ+ service members and their families, many of
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What happens when you can’t pay your monthly bills? Keeping up with them is challenging enough if you live paycheck to paycheck. It can become even more difficult if you experience a drop in income due to a layoff or job loss. Unemployment benefits can help to cover the gap financially, but those payments don’t
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As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S. economy, many companies were unprepared for everyone to suddenly be working from home, leaving them scrambling to set up remote procedures. “More than half of the people who were forced to work from home overnight had never done it before with any regularity,” says Kate Lister, president
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In this article NGVT Azmanl | E+ | Getty Images Company: Ingevity (NGVT) Business: Ingevity is a leading bio-based materials company that converts waste streams and by-products from the wood, paper, and pulp industry into higher-valued, specialty materials. They operate through two segments: (i) Performance Materials, which includes high-performance activated carbon and (ii) Performance Chemicals,
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Few people would enlist in the U.S. military if not for the compensation. The rigors of training, the unbreakable multiyear commitment, the frequent moves, and the risk of grave harm and death are serious demands that few civilian jobs entail. As such, the government aims to offer enlisted service members pay that’s competitive with civilian
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Small-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are designed to invest in a basket of stocks with relatively small market capitalizations. A small-cap company is generally one whose market value is somewhere between $300 million and $2 billion. However, small-cap ETFs are not necessarily restricted to that range, as evidenced by some of the holdings of the ETFs
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In this article LATG Daniel Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point LLC Jacob Kepler | Bloomberg | Getty Images (Click here to subscribe to the Delivering Alpha newsletter.) The once red-hot SPAC market is becoming a fertile ground for activist investors who push for changes at problematic companies and profit from them. A record
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What Is a HELOC Fixed-Rate Option? A home equity line of credit (HELOC) fixed-rate option is a line of credit based on your home equity, which you can borrow against as little or as much of that credit line as you want. The fixed-rate option comes in when you can convert all or some of the money
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“America is an idea … It instills in every person in this country the belief that no matter where you start in life, there’s nothing you can’t achieve if you work at it.” Joseph R. Biden, April 25, 2019 On Jan. 20, 2021, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., known to most people as Joe Biden or
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Simplified employee pension (SEP) individual retirement accounts are tax-deferred retirement savings plans designed to allow business owners a more straightforward method of contributing to employee accounts. In essence, a SEP-IRA is a collection of traditional IRAs organized under one broad employer plan that allows for employer contributions—something that traditional IRAs do not allow. There are
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In this article SHOP-CA The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 28, 2018. Chris Wattie | Reuters Ecommerce start-up Shopify said Monday it is planning a 10-for-1 stock split, while seeking shareholder approval for a “founder share” for its CEO Tobi Lutke to increase his voting power. Upon
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What Is Business Financing? Unless your business has the balance sheet of Apple, eventually, you will probably need access to capital through business financing. Even many large-cap companies routinely seek capital infusions to meet short-term obligations. For small businesses, finding a suitable funding model is vitally important. Take money from the wrong source, and you
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Homeownership may be a part of the American Dream—but in reality, roughly one in three American households (nearly 36%) lives in rentals, according to a 2020 report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Renting has also become much more common among the age groups and family types that were traditionally more
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