How To Dig Out of Debt09/12/14
Statistics show Americans have about $856 billion in outstanding credit card debt. That works out to around $7,000 per household. Today's Stocks & Topics: Off Shore Oil Drillers, Commodities, European Inflation Data, Retirement, Roth IRA, Stock...
The Key to 401k Success That One Third of Americans Never Do
You're doing it all - feeding your 401(k) at work, at least up to the company match, attending seminars, picking a diversified portfolio. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, China, 5 Day Work Week, URTAX - JPMorgan Realty Income Fund A, PGH - Pengrowth...
How To Play The World's Biggest Brands
Tracking changes in brand rankings from year to year offers insight into how well various companies are performing. Today's Stocks & Topics: Inherited Roth IRA, 5 Day Work week, Ali Baba, 7 Fatal Flaws of 401k, ASPS - Altisource Portfolio Solutions...
How Investors Beat Themselves
It's all about counterproductive market timing and fund selection - Investors chasing performance. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k & Credit, GDX - Market Vectors ETF Trust Market Vectors Gold Miners, The Consumer, Trouble at McDonald’s, Workers are...
Self-Directed IRA? Better Know Your Stuff
Gaining popularity among do-it-yourself investors, they’re attractive to those looking to expand beyond stocks, bonds and treasuries. Today's Stocks & Topics: Exchange Traded Funds, Five Day Work Week, Infrastructure, Federal Reserve Policy Dilemma,...
Understanding 529 College Savings Plans
Pay attention to fees, and what federal policies on 529s should you be aware Of? Today's Stocks & Topics: BABA - Alibaba Group Holding, Corporate America vs. Government, Jobs Report, Financial Advisors, CSX - CSX Corp., 529 Plan, BP - BP PLC ADS, RIG...
Can the U.S. Economy Go It Alone?
Paradoxically, weak overseas economics have probably helped the U.S. at least as much as it has hurt. Today's Stocks & Topics: European QE, Chinese Stocks, Housing vs. Banks, Gold, 401k, MCP - Molycorp Inc., VOIL - Virtus Oil & Gas Corp., ALLT - Allot...
5 Surprising Ways to Increase Your Credit Score
It's common knowledge that a high credit score is the key to low-interest loans and increased purchasing power. But what makes a credit score go up? Today's Stocks & Topics: Fundamentals & Technicals, China, Creative Destruction in TV Land, LUKOY -...
Marriage Counseling For You and Your Mutual Funds
Should you consider bailing out of your current mutual-fund holdings and look for better funds, or come to a better understanding and reconsile? Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, South Dakota, Money Market Funds at Risk, America’s 10 Fastest...
Factoring in “The Boomer Bubble”
As the baby boomers begin to retire, effects on workforce participation and consumer spending levels will be profound. Today's Stocks & Topics: Citi Group, Rebalance Your Retirement Portfolio, Fast Food, ETFs, New Investor, Mutual Funds, Treasury...
How To Dig Out of Debt
Statistics show Americans have about $856 billion in outstanding credit card debt. That works out to around $7,000 per household. Today's Stocks & Topics: Off Shore Oil Drillers, Commodities, European Inflation Data, Retirement, BA - Boeing Co., WFM -...
Why You Shouldn't Put All Your Money in Index Funds
Stock index funds are performing superbly as the bull charges ahead. But don’t look for them to protect you when the market stumbles. Today's Stocks & Topics: Revenue vs. Sales, Return on Equity, Return on Assets, EU Barrowing, China is Exporting...
Opening Your Child's First Bank Account
Sometimes we forget the need to teach our children about planning and budgeting. So how do you create a saving and spending plan to help steer them toward financial wisdom? Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, The Stock Market Rising, Big...
How to Survive a 10% Correction
Stock market corrections are inevitable. Since 1932, declines of 10% to 20% have occurred an average of every two years. Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop Loss, Investing Options, BLK - BlackRock Inc., Utility Stocks, PLG - Platinum Group Metals Ltd., RIG...
Target-Date Funds, ETFs: Major Investing Risks Now
The bond portions of target-date funds may become more volatile than they were in the past, if current ultra-low interest rates rise back to normal. Today's Stocks & Topics: MMM - 3M Co., New Home Sales, Least Tax-Friendly States, Longevity Annuities,...
How to pick the perfect retirement location
Nationally, hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development. Don’t be confused by the hype. Today's Stocks & Topics: ALGN - Align Technology Inc., Bonds, Hackers, Labor Inflexibility, HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., BNO -...
The Case for Sticking With a Strategy
The most successful investors don't chase trends. Instead, they establish their strategy and follow it no matter what. Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds & Stocks, S - Sprint Corp., Bank of America, The AAII Settlement, Retail Sales Payroll & Prices, AGCO...
Four 401(k) Options When You Change Jobs
35 percent of older workers who remained in the labor force following a job change decided to leave their 401(k) money where it was. That's the EASY answer. Today's Stocks & Topics: FRM - Furmanite Corp., Supply & Demand of Stocks, Russia, Beijing,...
But what exactly IS a hedge fund?
Although they get lots of negative press, many hedge funds are worthy of being part of portfolios. Today's Stocks & Topics: AAPL - Apple Inc., Income, Getting Rich, Bill Fleckenstein, KKR - KKR & Co. L.P., HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., CELG - Celgene...
Real Estate Vs Gold: Which Is The Better?
Investing is not just about diversifying between traditional and alternative assets, it’s about picking the assets that have the most potential for gain. Today's Stocks & Topics: AFL - AFLAC Inc., Kinder Morgan, China & Home Prices, AMD - Advanced...
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