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Millennials Are Seeking Prenups—and It Might Just Be Worth Considering

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6 Real Questions About Investing—Answered

When should you start investing? How much do you need to start? And what type of investments are right for you?

If you’re curious about investing, but you haven’t yet dipped your toes in the water, you’re not alone. In fact, this was a hot topic among SoFi members in a recent discussion with wealth advisors on Facebook. (That’s right, SoFi members have daily access to complimentary advisors—learn more here.)

Even if you’re not a member, we’ve brought the most pressing investing questions—and more importantly, their answers, courtesy of SoFi Financial Advisor Katy Song—right here. Read on to learn more.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Investing in Your 401(k), But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Investing for retirement can seem daunting. With so many retirement plan options, and even more jargon that comes with the territory, it’s no wonder people can start to feel anxious when figuring out how to invest in their 401(k) properly. Luckily, the first step is easy—all you have to do is start saving your money and putting it in a retirement account.

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Is Your Bank Keeping Too Much of Your Money?

You probably already know that you should have an emergency fund—three to six months of expenses saved in a place you can access it quickly and easily if needed, like a checking or savings account.

But what you might not know is that, beyond your emergency fund, a savings account is one of the worst places to keep—and grow—your money. The average savings account interest rate of the five largest U.S. banks this year was 0.08%—less than one-tenth of one percent!

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Wealth Market Commentary (Week of July 17, 2017)

Monetary Policy and the Phillips Curve: Global edition.

We’ve seen a moderate increase in stock price volatility this June and early July as comments by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi about rolling back stimulus sent interest rates higher and equities lower globally. More recently, mixed data and comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sent U.S. interest rates back down slightly. A lot has happened in the markets, but looking at events in terms of how central bankers view the relationship between unemployment and inflation can help us make sense of this activity and what may happen going forward.

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