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Allan Roth is an investment and financial planning columnist for AARP. Roth is the founder of Wealth Logic, an hourly-based financial planning firm. He has taught investing and finance at universities and has written for Money magazine, the Wall Street Journal and others. 

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The Case for Owning International Stocks

Should you go global with your investment portfolio?

Where to Stash Your Cash This Spring

How you can make more money with an hour or two of your time

Are Wall Street Adages Worth Following?

Often, smart stock market advice can’t be reduced to a clever turn of phrase

Stocks and Investments

Index Funds Are Even Better Than You Think

'Survivorship bias': What it is and how it's important to your nest egg

When Will the Stock Market Return to Normal?

Actually, that's exactly what's happening with the current volatilty

Lessons From the 20 Worst-Performing ETFs

Think long term and don't try to outsmart the market

Personal Finance

7 Deadly Sins of Personal Finance

Learn how to protect yourself against them for a secure and happy retirement

Do's and Don'ts of Finance in 2016

Money moves to make — and avoid — in the new year

Lessons Learned About the 2015 Markets

The last 12 months provided valuable lessons moving forward

Savings and Planning

Smart Investing

Consider Paying Down Your Mortgage

How to earn 3 to 6 percent annually with no risk

Buying Gold: Is it a Smart Investment?

If you’re going to invest in the precious metal, do it for the long haul

Be Proactive When Buying Stocks

How to react to the worst opening five days in the history of the U.S. market


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