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Perspectives

Expert insight & commentary on retirement, personal finance, investing strategies and more from Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Retirement

2024 RMD Reference Guide

What's new with required minimum distributions? We cover the basics here.

May 14, 2024 Chris Kawashima

Beyond the 4% Rule

How much can you spend without running out of money? The 4% rule is a popular rule of thumb, but you can do better. Here are guidelines for finding your personalized spending rate.

May 14, 2024

Choices for Inheriting an IRA

Understand how to manage inheriting an IRA, as well as the rules and choices to make the most of your inheritance.

May 01, 2024

Investing Before Rates Fall

With the Fed projecting rate cuts later this year, you may be wondering what moves to consider today.

April 12, 2024

Tips for Early Retirement

Here's how to figure out how your budget and savings would be affected if you had to retire earlier than anticipated.

April 09, 2024


Investing Strategies

Schwab Market Update: Closing

Disappointing auction results sent yields higher, while semiconductor strength lifted the Nasdaq Composite to a record close.

May 28, 2024 Joe Mazzola

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Memorial Day marked the start of summer on Wall Street and several major retailers report this week. Stocks are mixed early with yields lower, but inflation, GDP data loom large.

May 28, 2024

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are mixed, led by relative strength in technology, as investors await several retail earnings reports due later this week.

May 28, 2024

What To Do if Your ETF Closes

All is not lost if your ETF closes. Here's why it may happen and what to do if one of your funds shutters.

May 28, 2024


Markets & Economy

Schwab Market Update: Closing

Disappointing auction results sent yields higher, while semiconductor strength lifted the Nasdaq Composite to a record close.

May 28, 2024

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Memorial Day marked the start of summer on Wall Street and several major retailers report this week. Stocks are mixed early with yields lower, but inflation, GDP data loom large.

May 28, 2024

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are mixed, led by relative strength in technology, as investors await several retail earnings reports due later this week.

May 28, 2024


Personal Finance & Planning

Schwab Market Update: Closing

Disappointing auction results sent yields higher, while semiconductor strength lifted the Nasdaq Composite to a record close.

May 28, 2024

Housing Holds Some Economic Keys

The housing market looks to be on the road to recovery, but not without significant scarring for a considerable portion of potential homeowners.

May 28, 2024

Schwab Market Update: Opening

Memorial Day marked the start of summer on Wall Street and several major retailers report this week. Stocks are mixed early with yields lower, but inflation, GDP data loom large.

May 28, 2024


Ask Carrie

Holiday Spending Game Plan

Consider these nine ideas to help you take control of holiday spending and avoid a financial hangover in the New Year.

December 15, 2023 Patrick Means

Ace Your Year-End Tax Game

To win in pickleball, you need to know the rules. It's the same with tax planning. Explore five tax-aware strategies that could help you discover opportunities to save on taxes.

December 05, 2023

Talking Money with Mom and Dad

Talking through these five money topics as your parents age could help bring peace of mind and relief to both you and your parents.

November 08, 2023

9 Scary Money Mistakes

What can Halloween teach you about money? Personal finance and investing don't have to be scary when you avoid these common mistakes.

October 25, 2023

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The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or personalized investment advice.The type of securities and investment strategies mentioned may not be suitable for everyone. Each investor needs to review an investment strategy for his or her own particular situation before making any investment decision. All expressions of opinion are subject to change without notice in reaction to shifting market or economic conditions.