Perspectives On: 529 plans, bonds, retirement deadlines

Insights on the impact of a 529 plan on your child's financial aid
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Article Image - A college student walking into school. What you need to know about 529 plans and college financial aid.

Do 529 plans limit college financial aid?

Certain assets could affect eligibility, but the rules are complex.

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The real value of bonds

As interest rates rise, bond prices tend to fall. But fixed income still has a critical role to play in your portfolio, says our CIO.

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Navigating risk in today’s shifting landscape

Merrill’s Andy Sieg and retired General Stan McChrystal discuss how we can be more prepared for all dimensions of risk.

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Article Image - A montage of clock faces. Don't miss these retirement dates.

7 retirement dates you won’t want to miss

This age-by-age guide could help you maximize your income, minimize your taxes and more.

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Article Image - Illistration of a Social Security card with a woman's face in the middle. Read this women's guide to Social Security.

Women’s guide to Social Security

3 strategies that can help you boost your retirement income.

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