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Heather Comella

Heather Comella

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Heather Comella is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional with over 15 years of rich experience in financial planning and wealth management. She has successfully guided a diverse set of clients, from recent college graduates to award-winning artists, in achieving their personal goals and navigating intricate financial decisions. Heather has developed a passion for providing financial education, collaborating with international organizations to conduct live educational events and create engaging financial content. Recently, she played a crucial role as the fourth employee and early-stage contributor at a fintech startup, where she became an expert in stock compensation (ISOs/NSOs, 83(b) elections, RSUs, and ESPP), and established herself as an authority in employee benefits. Heather embodies a genuine commitment to financial well-being and increased financial literacy.

The Latest from Heather

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Investing

How to invest in the S&P 500: a beginner’s guide for 2024

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Taxes & Retirement

What Is the FIRE movement?

Investing

What is the average stock market return?

Investing

Value vs. growth stocks

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Investing

What are defensive stocks?

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Investing

What are qualified dividends? Knowing might save you money

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Investing

How to buy stocks in 5 steps: quick-start guide for beginners

Investing

How are stock prices determined?

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Investing

Short-term vs. long-term investing: a simplified guide

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Investing

11 Best short-term investments for beginners in 2024

Investing

Stocks That Pay Dividends: A Guide to Investing in Dividend Stocks

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Investing

How To Find Undervalued Stocks: An 8-Step Guide

Investing

What Is passive investing?

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Investing

How To Read a Stock Chart: A Beginner’s Guide + Stock Chart Glossary

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Investing

How To Diversify Investments: A Beginner’s Guide for 2024

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Investing

What Is a Good P/E Ratio? A Beginner’s Guide

Investing

How to Buy Bonds in 5 Steps

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Investing

12 Best Long-Term Investments for Every Investor Personality in 2024

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Investing

How to start investing: a guide for beginners

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Investing

A Guide to Stock Market Volatility (and How to Tune Out the Noise)

Investing

What is Micro-Investing and How Do I Start?

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Budgeting

How to Make Passive Income: 29 Passive Income Ideas For 2024

Taxes & Retirement

What Is the Average Retirement Savings by Age?

Investing

What Is a Stock Split?

Borrowing

How To Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Investing

How To Invest in Stocks in 2024: A Beginner’s Guide

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Saving

9 Best Debit Card Rewards Programs for 2024

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Taxes & Retirement

Should You Max Out Your Roth IRA? How Does $1.3M at 65 Sound?

Investing

What is Dollar-Cost Averaging (DCA)? A Simple Definition

Budgeting

How to prepare for a recession

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Investing

What Is Compounding? An Explanation of Compound Interest

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Investing

11 Best Low-Risk Investments for 2024: Safest Investments With the Highest Returns

Investing

Bull vs. Bear Markets: What’s the Difference?

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Taxes & Retirement

How to Start a Roth IRA: A 5-Step Guide for 2024

Illustrated coins are shown falling into a piggy bank, alluding to the question “How much should I be investing?”.
Investing

How much should I be investing? A 2024 breakdown by income bracket

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Investing

How to Invest $1,000: 7 Smart Ways to Grow $1K in 2024

Investing

What Is a Traditional IRA?

Borrowing

How to Get Out of Debt in 6 steps

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Investing

How Long Do Bear Markets Last?

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Taxes & Retirement

How Much Do I Need to Retire: A Guide for Retirement Saving [2024]

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Budgeting

Budgeting for Young Adults: 19 Money Saving Tips for 2024

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Taxes & Retirement

Roth vs. Traditional IRA: Which Is Best for You in 2024?

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Budgeting

What Is a Financial Plan? A Beginner’s Guide to Financial Planning

Budgeting

How to save money: 45 best ways to grow your savings

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Investing

How To Plan for Retirement

Budgeting

Exploring the 50/30/20 rule: a simple budgeting strategy

Budgeting

How to set up an emergency fund

Borrowing

Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards: The Differences Can Add Up

Budgeting

How much of your paycheck should you save?

Budgeting

How to Budget: A 6-Step Guide for Beginners

Investing

What Happens When You Sell Investments From a Brokerage Account?