Why retirement saving shouldn't always precede college saving

April 16, 2014

Conventional wisdom says you should prioritize retirement saving over college saving, but this black-and-white approach isn't right for every family.

What the weakening dollar means to you

February 26, 2014

Weakness in the U.S. economy is starting to hurt the value of the dollar, which may call for new risk-management measures in your portfolio.

7 hurdles for successful stocks

February 19, 2014

Twitter's recent stock dive is just one example of the growing pains young companies go through.

Liquidity planning: a straightforward guide

January 30, 2014

Accumulating wealth is important, but so is arranging sufficient financial liquidity to meet your needs. Learn how to do it.

Indexing: 6 things to know

January 15, 2014

Though often touted for its simplicity, indexed investing does involve some complications.

Is your portfolio a tax time-bomb?

January 8, 2014

Strong market gains in 2013 may mean tax consequences for investors -- and not necessarily when they expect them.

It's one sweet stock -- but should you bite?

January 2, 2014

Investors looking to hop on the bandwagon of this maker of sugary treats -- or any other company on a hot streak -- should ask a few fundamental questions first.

Coping with prosperity: 5 ways to navigate a bull market

December 25, 2013

It's been an excellent year for stocks, and a surging market should lead to a careful examination of your retirement investments.

How to not lose your head -- and shirt -- when investing

October 30, 2013

A recent case of mistaken identity on the stock market raises some valuable reminders of how to avoid investing mistakes.

Reasons to (still) think twice on oil and gold

October 23, 2013

Both gold and oil prices have taken a step back recently, but a look at their recent history should spark concerns in investors.

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