General Investment

Commercial Paper: How Does Commercial Paper Work?

Richard Barrington

Interested in earning more income on your investments? See how commercial paper works and whether it might be a good income-producing investment for you.

Low risk investments : Pick the Right One

Richard Barrington

You have some choices when it comes to low-risk investments, but first it is important to understand what low-risk means.

How to Avoid Online Brokerage Account Fees: Investment Guide

Richard Barrington

Online stock trading can be surprisingly expensive if you don't know how to minimize commissions and other fees.

Scottrade review: Low fees and strong customer service

Satta Sarmah-Hightower

Trading can be intimidating for beginners. Here is one of several online brokers that make it easy.

Bear markets, corrections and crashes: What bad news about stock investments mean

Richard Barrington

A look at how the recent market slide ties into economic developments and government policy.

Investing in rental properties? 8 tips for buying rental property

Richard Barrington

A look at what you need to know in order to make an investment in rental property work out for you.

13 reasons why penny stocks are risky: What to know before investing

Richard Barrington

Penny stocks, or microcap stocks, can offer spectacular returns, but more often they are prone to hype and scams.

Net-worth: More than a number?

Richard Barrington

A look at why net worth does not always tell the full story about someone's financial well-being.