In the news: What to know about TIAA investments

An article by reporter Gretchen Morgenson published in the New York Times recently detailed whistleblowing at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). The retirement plan company is under fire for exerting pressure on employees and advisors to direct investors into higher fee generating accounts. TIAA, a once non-profit, switched their business model a…

Test your financial IQ

A recent global financial literacy study by Standard and Poor’s reveals that only 57 percent of US adults are financially literate. Since April is Financial Literacy Month, we put together a word-list to help our readers become more familiar with common financial terms. Having a better understanding of the jargon…

How to maximize a tax refund

  The tax filing deadline is just around the corner, but for Americans who are expecting a return, or who have already received one, they may be wondering what to do with the money. The average refund is estimated to be just over $3,000, so for those who want to…