investing

QCDs: A Great Way to Give Yourself (and the Charities You Love) a Gift This Year
Charity

QCDs: A Great Way to Give Yourself (and the Charities You Love) a Gift This Year

Why you should consider using your annual IRA distribution to make a qualified charitable distribution.
December 5, 2021
Taxes May Be a Certainty – But the Amount You Pay Doesn’t Have to Be
tax planning

Taxes May Be a Certainty – But the Amount You Pay Doesn’t Have to Be

You do have some control over how much income tax you owe – if you don’t wait until Tax Day to start exploring your options. Take some steps before th…
December 4, 2021
How Leveraging Alternative Assets and Modern Portfolio Theory Can Help Investors Improve Returns
investing

How Leveraging Alternative Assets and Modern Portfolio Theory Can Help Investors Improve Returns

To help manage risks and possibly boost returns, everyday investors should think about including alt investments in their portfolios. Here’s how to ap…
December 4, 2021
Stock Market Today (12/3/21): Stocks Turn Tail Amid November Jobs Miss, Omicron
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (12/3/21): Stocks Turn Tail Amid November Jobs Miss, Omicron

Wall Street capped off an omicron-inspired zigzag week of trading with a dip after November's headline jobs figure came up short.
December 3, 2021
12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2022
stocks to buy

12 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Buy for 2022

There are plenty of challenges facing retailers right now, but these top-rated consumer staples stocks could serve as a steady hand for portfolios.
December 3, 2021

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65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
dividend stocks

65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On

Yield isn't everything when it comes to finding the best dividend stocks. Income investors know there's no substitute for regular dividend increases o…
December 3, 2021
Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit
Charity

Every Dollar Counts: How to Evaluate a Nonprofit

The 10 questions you should ask before making a donation this year.
December 3, 2021
Sell Your Business the Right Way (Don’t Make These Mistakes)
entrepreneurship

Sell Your Business the Right Way (Don’t Make These Mistakes)

Exit planning is just what it sounds like: planning. Go into a potential sale of your business prepared, and with a team to help you, and you could wa…
December 3, 2021
Stock Market Today (12/2/21): Dow Leads Broad-Market Rally as Boeing Soars
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (12/2/21): Dow Leads Broad-Market Rally as Boeing Soars

Boeing was the best blue chip today after Chinese regulators cleared the 737 Max for flight.
December 2, 2021
3 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy for Under $100
stocks to buy

3 Cybersecurity Stocks to Buy for Under $100

Cybersecurity stocks are a popular long-term growth bet, but many of them carry hefty price tags in triple digits. Here are three affordable picks wor…
December 2, 2021
18 States With Scary Death Taxes
inheritance

18 States With Scary Death Taxes

Federal estate taxes are no longer a problem for all but the extremely wealthy, but several states have their own estate taxes and inheritance taxes t…
December 2, 2021
TOD Accounts Versus Revocable Trusts – Which Is Better?
savings

TOD Accounts Versus Revocable Trusts – Which Is Better?

Both help you pass down assets while avoiding the time and expense of probate, but one comes with a lot more flexibility than the other.
December 2, 2021
Stock Market Today (12/1/21): Stocks' Gains Erased as Omicron Reveals Itself in U.S.
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (12/1/21): Stocks' Gains Erased as Omicron Reveals Itself in U.S.

The major benchmarks swung sharply lower after first U.S. case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was identified.
December 1, 2021
5 Mobile Payments Stocks to Grab Major Growth
stocks

5 Mobile Payments Stocks to Grab Major Growth

The global mobile payments market is expected to grow by leaps and bounds. That's great news for these mobile payments stocks.
December 1, 2021
What’s Your Retirement Number? Don’t Just Go by the 4% Rule
retirement planning

What’s Your Retirement Number? Don’t Just Go by the 4% Rule

To help make sure your retirement income covers your needs and lasts for a lifetime, you need a custom plan. The 4% rule of thumb is a handy starting…
December 1, 2021
Stock Market Today (11/30/21): Dow Drops 652 Points After Powell Signals Faster Taper
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (11/30/21): Dow Drops 652 Points After Powell Signals Faster Taper

Despite a looming threat from the COVID omicron variant, the Fed is likely to discuss speeding up the tapering of its asset-buying program.
November 30, 2021
Investing for Income with Jeffrey Kosnett
investing

Investing for Income with Jeffrey Kosnett

Cold, hard cash working from home! No, this isn’t a scam — it’s an investing strategy built on bonds, REITs, preferred stocks and more.
November 30, 2021
12 Best Materials Stocks to Buy for 2022
stocks to buy

12 Best Materials Stocks to Buy for 2022

Infrastructure spending and a continued economic recovery could boost materials stocks in the new year. Here are 12 top sector picks for 2022.
November 30, 2021
When Paying for Long-Term Care, You’ve Only Got 4 Options
long term care

When Paying for Long-Term Care, You’ve Only Got 4 Options

They all have pros and cons, so which option is best for you? Don’t wait until you need care to think it through.
November 30, 2021
Stock Market Today (11/29/21): Tech Stocks Lead in Broad-Market Bounce
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today (11/29/21): Tech Stocks Lead in Broad-Market Bounce

Tesla and Microsoft were two notable gainers, while semiconductor stocks also made a big move higher.
November 29, 2021
Where to Find Yield in 2022
Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

Where to Find Yield in 2022

I am sold on leveraged closed-end debt funds, junk bonds and floating-rate bank loan funds.
November 29, 2021
ESG Is Not ‘Ethical Investing.’ And That’s OK.
ESG

ESG Is Not ‘Ethical Investing.’ And That’s OK.

Environmental, social and governance investing isn’t the same as ethical or impact investing. Here’s where those concepts differ, and why they all can…
November 29, 2021
The 4% Rule Faces New Problems Today
retirement planning

The 4% Rule Faces New Problems Today

Considering today’s market and economic conditions, can retirees really rely on this old standby to guarantee they won’t run out of money? (Sorry to s…
November 29, 2021
Am I Responsible for Paying Off My Deceased Husband’s Debt?
debt management

Am I Responsible for Paying Off My Deceased Husband’s Debt?

You may be off the hook as some debts — including even certain types of credit card charges — are forgiven at death. However, others linger much longe…
November 28, 2021
Sandwich Generation: How Do You Decide Whose Needs Come First?
retirement planning

Sandwich Generation: How Do You Decide Whose Needs Come First?

Your parents need your help right now, and so do your adult kids. But what about saving for your own retirement? If you’re stressed and stretched, it’…
November 27, 2021