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Matt Bell

Matt is a published author of four personal finance books, and writes for SoundMindInvesting.com and MattAboutMoney.com. He also holds a Master's Degree from DePaul University.

Latest articles by Matt Bell

Does Your Kid Need an IRA?

Ready to give your child a mega financial jumpstart? Consider opening them a Roth IRA.

4 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Investment Portfolio

Spring cleaning is in the air! After you dust the cobwebs out of your house, take time to dust them out of your investment portfolio, too.

How an HSA Saves You Money

A health savings account, or HSA, can help you tackle health care expenses with some extra peace of mind — and some extra tax savings.

6 Warning Signs You're Sabotaging Your Nest Egg

Do your future you a favor and stop making these all-too-common retirement mistakes.

Should You Set Up a Trust for Your Child?

Setting up a trust may be the right move for your family and heirs. You don't have to be a millionaire, either.

5 Things Newlyweds Must Know About Investing

First comes love, then comes marriage — then comes worrying about money. Here's how to manage your investments together for the long haul.

6 Sobering Facts About the Stock Market

The Stock Market is a safe, reliable way to grow your nest egg right up until it isn't.

Can't Pay Your Taxes? Here's What to Do

Tax season is upon us, and for many that means money owed. Here's what to do if you can't afford to make your tax payment.

5 Crucial Things You Should Know About Bonds

Boring and staid, bonds remain a fundamental piece of a well-made portfolio. Find out why you should add bonds to yours.

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.

You May Be Putting Your Retirement Money in the Wrong Place

ETFs? Index funds? Stocks? Where should you put your retirement money? It depends on your situation and goals. Here's how to decide.

$4,000, $8,000, or Even $453,500 in 5 Years: A Low-Risk Investment Plan

If you're saving for a new car or a down payment on a house, you can boost your return in the short-term with little risk.

3 Ways to Get a Legit Business Education Online

The advent of online education has made it easy to get a business education. And if you don't need a credential or degree — it can be free.

6 Tax Moves You Need to Make Right Now

Think about taxes? Now? Absolutely! The tax moves you make today can pay off big next year — and long after.

Investing Advice by the Decade: Ages 11-20

Tweens and teens race into biological adulthood all on their own, but they won't advance to financial adulthood without some parental guidance. Here's what to teach.

Investment Allocation by Age: Birth to 10 Years Old

When kids are young, investing is usually done on their behalf. However, it's possible to get kids started with their own investments at a surprisingly early age.

3 Ways to Stay Calm When the Stock Market Gets Volatile

Investing under the influence of fear never works out well. Here are three great ways to deal with a market downturn.

2 Investing Concepts Everyone Should Know

Successful investors know how to get the most from compound interest and make sure they have the right asset allocation. Here's why these two investing concepts are so important.

Money Management in 5 Minutes a Day

Day-to-day money management doesn't need to take a ton of time. Here are some key steps and tools that'll help you create a super-efficient system.

The Types of Savings Accounts: Which Is Right For You?

Everyone needs an emergency fund, but with interest rates on savings accounts so low, where should you keep this money? Here are your options.