How to Use TreasuryDirect for Low-Risk Investing

Investing is all about balancing risk and reward. Many investments that offer potentially great rewards, such as stocks, come with tremendous risk, particularly in the short term. The risk of losing 40% of your investment value — as what happened after the 2008 crash — in a single year is enough to make many people […]

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Mortgage Escrow Account: Pros and Cons

If you own a home and are making monthly payments, you have probably read over the breakdown of your monthly mortgage charges once or twice. Your mortgage payment likely breaks out your monthly payment into three parts: principal, interest and funds that go to your escrow account. While you likely know that the principal is […]

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