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401(k) Series: Where should I invest my 401(k)?

  What are my options? When investing in your company’s 401(k) plan, your employer and plan provider (remember them from the 3 P’s of your 401(k)?) work together to create your investment lineup, which is a list of mutual funds for you to choose to invest your contributions in. A mutual fund is managed by…

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401(k) Series: What is my 401(k)?

The basic idea of a 401(k) plan is that it allows you to set aside money from your paycheck into an investment account that will grow by earning interest over time. 401(k) plans typically offer a variety of stocks, mutual funds, and other investments, which can serve as the foundation for your retirement savings. This… Read more

New Terms of Use and Privacy Notice

We’ll be making some changes to our current Privacy Policy on May 14th, 2014. You can read the full Terms of Use and Privacy Notice at any time, but as a busy HelloWallet member here is what you need to know: What’s Not Changing? How we access your data.  We still use the latest technologies… Read more

Improvements to the HelloWallet Web App: Home Page & Categories

Hello, We’re excited to announce another round of product changes designed to make HelloWallet even more useful.  Home Page A streamlined Daily Personal Guidance section lets you clearly see the most important information. Dismiss the messages you’ve completed by marking them as “read”, and “favorite” the ones you find particularly useful. Categories We’re thrilled to… Read more

Are Extended Warranties Ever Worth It?

Consumer Reports has repeatedly warned consumers that they often aren’t worth buying, as do a host of consumer groups. Why? Well, first of all, they aren’t cheap, they may not cover what you think they cover, and you may not need more than the manufacturer’s warranty. Consumers may have a right to be cautious about… Read more