Author Archive | Michael Wroblewski, CFP®

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No-Fee Mutual Fund Investing is a Reality

Fidelity Investments recently launched four no-fee mutual funds to gain a competitive advantage against rivals Vanguard and Schwab. This move along with lowering existing index fund fees and eliminating minimum investment amounts go a long way to making investing easier and more affordable for investors. This blog explains how you can take advantage of these […]

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Wells Fargo: Time to Switch?

You may be asking whether it is time to switch your asset accounts from Wells Fargo to another bank. For nearly two years federal and state authorities have been investigating the bank’s business practices and have uncovered disturbing trends. The first investigation uncovered the secret creation of millions of bank and credit card accounts without […]

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Shop for Your 2018 DC Health Plan

Savings opportunities abound for 2018 DC health plans despite premium increases from 2017. On average, premiums for health insurance in the individual market increased 15.4% from 2017. These increases, however, mask the variation in the rates among insurers and among plans. Some premiums will rise by 8.0% from 2017 while others will rise 25.2%. The increases […]

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Freeze Your Credit Reports Now

Use these steps to freeze your credit reports at the three major credit reporting agencies:  Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. By now you’ve heard about the massive data breach at Equifax. Information (including Social Security numbers) from 143 million consumers was potentially compromised by the agency entrusted with your personal information. I’m over being outraged. Protect yourself […]

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