Savings

Evaluating past performance? Don't overlook these caveats

April 9, 2014

Investment professionals love to display past returns, but there are numerous ways for them to tilt the picture in their favor.

The stock metric you'll regret overlooking

March 26, 2014

Want to make more businesslike decisions for your portfolio? Then don't ignore this number in your planning.

A 21st century guide to retirement planning

March 20, 2014

A radically different investment environment calls for a new set of assumptions on retirement planning.

5 smart steps for managing money in retirement

March 5, 2014

Retirement saving may stop when you leave the workforce, but the challenge of successfully managing your financial affairs continues.

Will the MyRA really help Americans save for retirement?

February 12, 2014

This new vehicle aims to help grow Americans' nest eggs, but a close look at the benefits raises some questions.

Why Americans still can't escape the recession

January 6, 2014

The economy continues to show signs of new strength, but few consumers appear to be feeling prosperous.

Will a rising federal funds rate hurt the economy?

December 11, 2013

Concerned about the prospect of a higher federal funds rate? Here's how the economy and stock market have fared during past rate climbs.

The perks and pitfalls of rising rates

September 18, 2013

While rising interest rates can create panic in financial markets, they can also come with some significant benefits.

Oh baby! Confronting the costs of parenthood

August 28, 2013

If you haven't checked what it costs to raise a child today, you may be in for a shock. Here's how new parents can prepare their finances.

The best defense against a low-yield environment

August 19, 2013

When returns are low across the board, this approach can help keep your financial goals on track.

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