Articles under “Investing insights”

These posts break down the components that impact investing for the long term, such as diversification, fees, taxes, and more.

Should You Pay Off Debt Or Invest? Here’s The Real Answer

When you have some extra cash, how to do you decide whether to invest it or put it toward paying down debt? We fully unpacked this surprisingly complex quandary, complete with considering emergency funds, toxic debt, and weighing interest rates.

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The Miracle of Compound Interest

Compound interest is the magic force that stimulates the wild proliferation of an investment when it’s left alone for long enough — but there’s one important thing you have to do for it to work. Let us explain exactly how your money grows on itself.

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The Actual Value of Tax-Loss Harvesting

This past year was not kind to the financial markets, but the good news for Wealthfront clients is that tax-loss harvesting could yield tax savings to help offset some of this market downturn. As a matter of fact, we did more harvesting in the last year than at any time in our six years of offering the capability.

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Your 2018 Year-End Personal Finance Checklist

To help you wrap up 2018, we’ve put together checklist of important tasks you should consider before the new year.

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