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How to open a stock market account

A low-cost brokerage account will allow you to buy individual stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and other investments outside of your employer's retirement account. You can open an account, deposit money and execute transactions…

Show me where it hurts

As we begin a new year, I want to start with a few salient data points: US GDP is at an all-time high of $23 trillion. The S&P 500 is at near record highs near 4,700, an all-time high. Housing prices are at record highs, as are retail…

Prices start the month above

Mortgage rates mostly start the month up. Here's what they look like on October 1, 2021:The data source: The Ascent National Mortgage Interest Rate Tracker. 6 simple tips to get a 1.75% mortgage rate Secure access to The Ascent's…