Estimating how much is needed to retire is a complex problem that usually requires an online tool or hired services. Learn some simple steps for calculating a retirement fund with tips from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works as a financial planner for Asti Financial. Filmmaker:…

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When investing in a tax-free mutual fund, be sure to take a look at the taxes and how they’re handled as not all mutual funds are free from taxes at federal, state and local levels. Find out which mutual funds are truly tax-free, like a bond mutual fund, with tips from a financial planner in…

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The best way to get out of debt is by keeping expenses lower than income and use any low interest-bearing savings account money to pay off higher interest credit cards. Avoid the pitfalls of debt with tips from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works as a…

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Life-insurance policies come two ways, a term policy or a whole-life policy, and they can be bought online or through a life-insurance agent. Purchase a life-insurance policy and give family members piece of mind with helpful hints from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works as a…

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Ways to invest in a money-market account include through a bank, a mutual-fund company or through a discount brokerage. Earn interest on saved money with a money-market account with advice from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works as a financial planner for Asti Financial. Filmmaker: Bing…

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Selecting a good mutual fund is tricky, but as long as the fund has at least a five-year track record, that is an ideal history time line. Choose a well-performing mutual fund with a long-term performance record with advice from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works…

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When creating a financial plan, the first thing to consider is setting up a budget to better understand how much money can be saved. Learn why a budget is crucial for setting up a financial plan with tips from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio: Julie Asti works as…

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Getting a low-interest personal loan involves going to the bank and applying for one and is easier to get with stable income and a good credit score. Secure a low-interest personal loan to build credit or pay off other debts with tips from a financial planner in free personal-finance video. Expert: Julie Asti, CFP Bio:…

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