Waynedale Business

In recent months, we've seen report after report of companies making major layoffs. It may not happen to you, but if it does, what financial moves should you make?

Before you take any steps, just remember one thing: You don't need to panic. While getting laid off is certainly not pleasant, it's also not the end of the world. In fact, many people who go through this experience land on their feet, with jobs as good as or even better than they had before.

Nonetheless, you'll still want to ensure...

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Are you getting the most from your 401(k)? Many people aren't.

To obtain the maximum benefits from your 401(k) plan, you have to make two key moves. First, you need to contribute as much as you can afford. And second, you need to invest for long-term growth.

Let's look at the issue of contributions first. There are very few hard-and-fast rules in the investment world—but it almost always makes sense to contribute as much as you can afford to your 401(k). After all, you generally invest in...

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If you're a bowler, the last thing you want is a split. If you're an investor, however, the picture is a little more complex. If you own a stock that's going to split, or already has split, there are a few things you should know.

A stock split occurs when a company decides to increase the number of its outstanding shares while decreasing the value of those shares. So, for example, if you own one share of stock that sells for $20, and the stock splits two for one, you will now own two shares...

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