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Borrowing Against Your Assets

Borrowing against your assets can often act as a tool to manage wealth. Here's how to use debt strategically—even in some cases when you can afford to pay cash.

March 10, 2023

4 Retirement Risks to Avoid

The five years before and after retirement are among the most important—and vulnerable—for your savings. Make the most of your later years by getting ahead of the potential risks.

March 10, 2023

How to Minimize the Risk of an IRS Audit

A number of tax audits result from preventable mistakes. Here are the five most common audit red flags—and what to do to avoid them.

March 10, 2023


3 Ways Dividend ETFs Can Differ

Dividend-focused ETFs can be a great portfolio addition, but varied methodologies can result in very different potential returns. Learn about considerations for how to choose dividend ETFs that can help complement your portfolio.

March 10, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act Facts

The $750 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 aims to combat climate change and increase tax revenues. Here's what it could mean for you.

March 10, 2023

The Appeal of Munis

Municipal bonds can be attractive during periods of economic decline for three main reasons.

March 10, 2023

Ask Carrie

Should You Disinherit a Child?

Family rifts sometimes lead to estrangement—resulting in thoughts of disinheritance. But consider the consequences before you exclude a loved one from your estate.

March 10, 2023 Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz


Recovering From a Trading Loss

In a volatile market, you may find yourself with a surprising amount of trading losses, and big ones can undermine your confidence. Here's how to bounce back.

March 10, 2023 Randy Frederick

Family Matters

Handling an Inherited Business

Inheriting a business can be a great honor—and potentially a great burden. Here's how to assess its viability and navigate the tax bill.

March 10, 2023

Bottom Line

Beware P2P App Scams

What are the risks of peer-to-peer payment apps? Here's what you should know to avoid potential pitfalls and scams.

March 10, 2023

The Future of Social Security

Current forecasts project a Social Security shortfall in about a decade. Knowing when to collect can help you maximize your benefits. Find out when could be the right time for you to start collecting Social Security payments.

March 10, 2023

The Risk of Too Much Cash

When it comes to long-term growth, cash isn't king. Learn why it might be worth the effort to reinvest your money through portfolio rebalancing and reentering the market gradually.

March 10, 2023

Taxes and Investment Properties

A 1031 exchange can help you defer capital gains taxes on an investment property by investing sale proceeds into another property.

March 10, 2023

Who Needs Umbrella Insurance?

Umbrella insurance can help you fill gaps in insurance coverage that can expose you to costly liabilities. Learn if umbrella insurance is right for you.

March 10, 2023

Big Picture

2023 Tax Changes

Inflation prompted many changes to tax brackets and contribution limits. Here's a look at the most significant.

March 10, 2023

From our leaders

Disrupting the Status Quo

Charles Schwab
March 10, 2023

Thematic Investing at Schwab

Walter W. Bettinger II
March 10, 2023

From the archives

Navigating a Windfall

Three tips for incorporating a large influx of assets into your financial plan.

March 04, 2022

Life Insurance and Your Estate

Adding life insurance to your estate plan can help give your heirs flexibility in the future.

March 04, 2022

What Is a Reverse Rollover?

Three scenarios in which a reverse rollover may make sense.

March 04, 2022

4 Ways to Fight Identity Theft

How to keep fraudsters from stealing your identity.

March 04, 2022

BDCs: High Yields, Big Risks?

Business development companies are known for attractive yields—but are they worth the risks?

March 04, 2022

SLAT Trusts for Couples

A spousal lifetime access trust (SLAT) allows access to assets while helping to keep them out of your taxable estate.

March 04, 2022

Cryptocurrencies and Taxes

Virtual currencies can result in real tax liabilities.

April 07, 2022

Trading and Social Media

Social media is full of trading tips—but should you listen?

April 07, 2022

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