Child identity theft

Does your toddler have a credit card?

They shouldn’t. But a new report shows that children are a more lucrative target for identity thieves than adults. On average, fraudsters are able to steal $2,303 by exploiting the identity of a minor, which is more than twice the average amount for adult victims. That’s according to a new repor...
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Are you paying fees on top of fees?

Would you be willing to give up 40% per year in investment return? While most people would balk at the thought of losing that much money, they may be doing so unknowingly if they’re paying both advisor fees and mutual fund fees. A no-frills investment advisor would likely charge around 1% per year...
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Stocks vs. real estate

A lot of folks contact us asking about buying real estate. “They’re not making any more of it. And it’s a hard asset,” they say. When we’re asked this question, we try to explain the advantages of owning stocks instead of or in addition to real estate. One way we do this is explaining how...
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FAQ about zakah and how Azzad calculates it

Here is some background info on zakah and purification, how Azzad calculates it, and the answers to a few frequently asked questions. Zakah is a financial obligation that every Muslim must pay if they own certain assets that are worth more than a certain amount, called the nisab, if they have owned ...
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Five facts about Roth IRAs

By Ehab Alalfey Azzad Investment Advisor Fresh off a trip to an IRA conference organized by consumer advocate and IRA expert Ed Slott, Azzad’s Ehab Alalfey shares with you five facts about Roth IRAs that you may not know. Do you have a Roth IRA? Do you know how it’s different from a traditional ...
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Repeal of investment expense deduction

You can be forgiven if you didn’t read all of the 600-page tax bill that Congress passed last year. Most members of Congress probably didn’t read it all either. But there were provisions buried in there that matter to some investors. One of those provisions relates to the investment expense dedu...
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