investing

How to Retire Well During Difficult Times
retirement planning

How to Retire Well During Difficult Times

When the financial environment is challenging (like now) it’s important to plan ahead and avoid some all-too-common retirement mistakes.
April 11, 2021
Don’t Make the Same Mistakes in 2021 – Keep Your Retirement Plan on Track
retirement planning

Don’t Make the Same Mistakes in 2021 – Keep Your Retirement Plan on Track

Looking back at 2020 gives retirement savers a good perspective for how to proceed going forward. Staying flexible and being prepared to change course…
April 11, 2021
ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investors Who Hate Fees Should Love ETFs
ETFs

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Why Investors Who Hate Fees Should Love ETFs

Exchange-traded funds offer a huge cost savings to consumers over mutual funds. Here’s why, and a couple of quirks about ETFs to watch out for as well…
April 10, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/9/21: Stocks Gain Ground as Dow, S&P 500 Hit New Highs

Traders shrugged off a higher-than-expected reading on inflation to power two of the three major indices to record closes.
April 9, 2021
7 Super Small-Cap Growth Stocks to Buy
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7 Super Small-Cap Growth Stocks to Buy

Small-cap growth stocks can be thick on potential, but thin in news updates and analysis. Here, we look at seven high-potential small caps, and what t…
April 9, 2021
Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like
investing

Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like

COVID-19 has been a disruptive force in the global economy. But it also has created opportunity for a new group of investors dubbed "Gen I."
April 9, 2021
Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks
Economic Forecasts

Kiplinger's Economic Outlooks

Regularly updated insights on the economy’s next moves.
April 9, 2021
The Top 10 Financial Mistakes for Young Couples to Avoid
personal finance

The Top 10 Financial Mistakes for Young Couples to Avoid

Money is a common marriage stressor. In a pandemic that’s seen a disproportionate number of young couples divorcing, minimizing money disputes can be …
April 9, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/8/21: Big Tech Powers Positive Session
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/8/21: Big Tech Powers Positive Session

The Nasdaq led the major indices higher Thursday amid gains in mega-cap technology stocks such as Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT).
April 8, 2021
European Dividend Aristocrats: 39 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks
dividend stocks

European Dividend Aristocrats: 39 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks

The European Dividend Aristocrats don't have quite the payout-growth longevity of their American counterparts, but they still offer dividend hikes and…
April 8, 2021
This Often-Overlooked Way to Fund Your Roth IRA Has Many Advantages
annuities

This Often-Overlooked Way to Fund Your Roth IRA Has Many Advantages

A Roth annuity can create tax-free lifetime income during retirement or reduce your risk while saving for retirement.
April 8, 2021
The Potential Financial Silver Lining of the Pandemic
personal finance

The Potential Financial Silver Lining of the Pandemic

People have been forced to be more mindful of their saving and spending lately. But let’s take it a step further, and train that focus on your retirem…
April 8, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/7/21: Stocks (and the Fed) Stay the Course
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/7/21: Stocks (and the Fed) Stay the Course

The FOMC's March minutes didn't give investors much else to munch on, resulting in a mostly sideways Wednesday for the major indexes.
April 7, 2021
Can AI Beat the Market? 10 Stocks to Watch
stocks

Can AI Beat the Market? 10 Stocks to Watch

An artificial intelligence system identifying high-potential equities has been on the mark in 2021. Here are its 10 top stocks to watch over the next …
April 7, 2021
Psst: If You’re Looking for an Unloved Investment Sector, How About Uranium?
investing

Psst: If You’re Looking for an Unloved Investment Sector, How About Uranium?

Uranium has become the forgotten fuel, but that could change … and if it does, there could be some interesting opportunities.
April 7, 2021
Top 10 Quick Tips for Your 2020 Taxes
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Top 10 Quick Tips for Your 2020 Taxes

From new deadlines to strategies to make sure you get all the stimulus money you have coming to you, here are some quick tips to keep in mind about yo…
April 7, 2021
SRI and ESG are Not Interchangeable. Here’s Why We Choose SRI.
investing

SRI and ESG are Not Interchangeable. Here’s Why We Choose SRI.

SRI investing leaves room for judgment calls that better align with investors’ values. Meanwhile, ESG investing is more vulnerable to companies gaming…
April 7, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/6/21: Markets Settle Down, But Backdrop Remains Rosy
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/6/21: Markets Settle Down, But Backdrop Remains Rosy

The IMF upgraded its U.S. and global growth forecasts, and another jobs datapoint impressed, but stocks mostly spent Tuesday treading water.
April 6, 2021
9 E-Commerce ETFs for the Future of Digital Spending
ETFs

9 E-Commerce ETFs for the Future of Digital Spending

'Return to normal' or not, digital commerce should continue to be a rewarding investment trend for many years to come. These e-commerce ETFs help you …
April 6, 2021
Bitcoin: Should You Invest? With Tyrone Ross
Becoming an Investor

Bitcoin: Should You Invest? With Tyrone Ross

Pretending it’s a fad that will go away didn't work for the internet, and it won’t work for cryptocurrency, either. But there are still so many questi…
April 6, 2021
Don’t Mix Politics with Your Portfolio
investing

Don’t Mix Politics with Your Portfolio

Presidents and congressional representatives come and go, but sound investing principles are here to stay. Smart investors stick with the plan through…
April 6, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/5/21: Jobs Jubilee Drives Fresh Highs in Dow, S&P 500
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/5/21: Jobs Jubilee Drives Fresh Highs in Dow, S&P 500

The new week kicked off with a gleeful reaction to the March jobs report that sent the major indexes flying higher.
April 5, 2021
FAANG Stocks: What Challenges Await These 5 Mega-Caps?
tech stocks

FAANG Stocks: What Challenges Await These 5 Mega-Caps?

After a blockbuster 2020 performance, the FAANG stocks aren't doing quite so hot in 2021. Here, we look at some of the headwinds facing investors in t…
April 5, 2021
Don’t Let Retirement Planning Faze You: What to Focus on in Each Phase
retirement planning

Don’t Let Retirement Planning Faze You: What to Focus on in Each Phase

When you think about all the moving parts to planning for retirement, it can feel overwhelming. But breaking it down into four phases could help bring…
April 5, 2021
Getting the Best of Both Worlds from an Irrevocable Trust
estate planning

Getting the Best of Both Worlds from an Irrevocable Trust

Irrevocable trusts open the door to important tax strategies, but they mean the loss of control of the assets held in the trust … or do they? Today’s …
April 5, 2021
Kids Not Ready for Their Inheritance? Consider a Private Foundation
estate planning

Kids Not Ready for Their Inheritance? Consider a Private Foundation

The benefits of starting your own foundation extend far beyond tax savings: It can help preserve your family’s wealth and unity.
April 4, 2021