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WSJ: The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got (or Gave)

The holidays are a time for relaxing, helping the less fortunate, showering family and friends with love and attention—and, sometimes, for smiling and nodding through unsolicited stock tips from an overbearing relative who has been sampling the eggnog.

But good advice can make careers and forever change lives for the better. So The Wall Street Journal asked an array of prominent people who manage, invest, study and write about money to share the single best piece of financial advice they ever received—or gave.

Americans need financial education, report says

From CNBC: Financial service companies spend billions of dollars a year marketing their products and services—credit cards, checking and savings accounts, car loans, mortgages and home equity products.

By comparison, very little is spent to provide American children with the tools they'll need to deal with the financial decisions they'll face in life. Read more »

Jump start your retirement savings in 5 easy steps

According to Frank Paré, a certified financial planner and founder of PF Wealth Management Group LLC in Oakland, California, many people “are just really unsure of what the process is” to saving for retirement. Here is his simple 5 step process:  Read more »

Great games for kids and financial literacy

These are some great games that you might want to share with your children to increase their financial knowledge! Read more »

FINRA Investor Knowledge Quiz

Millions of Americans and countless others around the world invest in the U.S. equities markets, some directly, others through pension plans, mutual funds and other vehicles. While some investors rely on investment professionals for advice, others choose to chart their own investment course. But regardless of exactly where they invest and whose advice they seek, The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) believes all investors should have access to basic educational information about investing. Read more »

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