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Wall Street pros aren’t the only investors feeling the heat in the current market plunge

Investors are likely getting more volatility than they bargained for this late in the year.

With the stock market continuing its downward slide, individual investors may be tempted to sell stocks and sit with their cash on the sidelines until the carnage ends.

Paul West, the managing partner at wealth management firm Carson Group in Omaha, Nebraska, said investors are beginning to question the mix of stocks, bonds and other investments they hold. That’s because it’s been so long since they’ve experienced such a sharp decline. Read more

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Wall Street managers have cost Americans more than $600 billion over the past decade

Over the last decade, fund managers who oversee the pensions of the nation’s teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers have doubled down on an investment strategy that has cost U.S. taxpayers at least $600 billion, possibly more than $1 trillion, investment data and calculations by Yahoo Finance found. Read more

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Financial Tips 2018: How to get ahead on taxes, savings and insurance

It’s 2018 and now’s the time to get your finances in order.

To help you and your family make all the right money moves next year, here’s a financial game plan that could help you grow your 401(k), avoid financial ruin and adjust to the new tax rules signed into law by President Trump. Read more