Personal Finance & Credit / Index & Mutual Funds

  • Nearly 25% of Americans are making this costly money mistake

      

    While stashing money under your mattress in college probably worked fine, if you want to build long-term wealth, that's not the way to do it. But according to a new survey, an alarming...

  • Investment Guide

      

    Investing can seem so complicated that some just shut down and do nothing -- or hire a salesperson to guide them. This guide helps cut through the confusion, no matter what your investment...

  • 13 money mistakes to avoid making in your 40s

      

    With age comes wisdom, so they say — but it also comes with more complicated lifestyles. By the time we reach our 40s, we expect to be savvy, certainly capable of making good financial...

  • Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace

      

    I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about a stock whose value has soared or collapsed…and they’re...

  • How to find a fee-only financial planner

      

    Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it? Most people who are unsure about investments hire someone to help. Here's how to do that the right way. One of the...

  • 4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women

      

    I have some disturbing news where women are definitely not living life equal to men. Women tend to live 5 years longer than men on average. Yet they save far more less money for retirement than...

  • The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios

      

    Once upon a time, Americans worked for a single employer for an entire lifetime and got a pension for their years of service. Back then, you didn't have to save for retirement or make any of the...

  • How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement

      

    Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the reason you think… A study done by BankRate.com found the...

  • "Cockroaching:" New stock broker fraud

      

    Here's a look at the latest scam by unscrupulous stockbrokers, known in the industry as "cockroaching."

  • Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds

      

    I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about a stock whose value has soared or collapsed…and they’re...

  • Savers still facing low interest rates

      

    Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and the Federal Reserve's refusal to raise interest rates. Normally, a serious bout...

  • Investing is getting cheaper

      

    Fidelity Investments is upping the ante in the investment world by lowering the minimum deposits and fees on index funds. Investment minimums are being dropped from $10,000 to $2,500 for entry...

  • Is it the right time to get back in the stock market?

      

    The stock market has had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in the market? Not so fast. I think you never should have gotten out in the first place. And by getting in...

  • Dollar cost averaging makes you a fortune over time

      

    What is the best, safest, and most secure move to make with your retirement dough? There's new math out to deal with your anxiety about the direction of the nation's stock market and the economy. ...

  • Clark's No-Giftcard Gift Certificate

      

    Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with expiration dates, fees, limited choices or rules. Next time you give cash for...