Personal Finance & Credit / Index & Mutual Funds

  • Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace

      

    I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about a stock whose value has soared or collapsed…and they’re...

  • How to find a fee-only financial planner

      

    Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it? Most people who are unsure about investments hire someone to help. Here's how to do that the right way. One of the...

  • 4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women

      

    I have some disturbing news where women are definitely not living life equal to men. Women tend to live 5 years longer than men on average. Yet they save far more less money for retirement than...

  • The Benefits of Targeted Retirement Portfolios

      

    Once upon a time, Americans worked for a single employer for an entire lifetime and got a pension for their years of service. Back then, you didn't have to save for retirement or make any of the...

  • How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement

      

    Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the reason you think… A study done by BankRate.com found the...

  • "Cockroaching:" New stock broker fraud

      

    Here's a look at the latest scam by unscrupulous stockbrokers, known in the industry as "cockroaching."

  • Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds

      

    I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about a stock whose value has soared or collapsed…and they’re...

  • Savers still facing low interest rates

      

    Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and the Federal Reserve's refusal to raise interest rates. Normally, a serious bout...

  • Investing is getting cheaper

      

    Fidelity Investments is upping the ante in the investment world by lowering the minimum deposits and fees on index funds. Investment minimums are being dropped from $10,000 to $2,500 for entry...

  • Is it the right time to get back in the stock market?

      

    The stock market has had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in the market? Not so fast. I think you never should have gotten out in the first place. And by getting in...

  • Dollar cost averaging makes you a fortune over time

      

    What is the best, safest, and most secure move to make with your retirement dough? There's new math out to deal with your anxiety about the direction of the nation's stock market and the economy. ...

  • Clark's No-Giftcard Gift Certificate

      

    Clark can't stand gift cards! He'd rather you give cash so your friends and family never have to hassle with expiration dates, fees, limited choices or rules. Next time you give cash for...

  • What are you doing to handle your own investments?

      

    So few of us have a pension these days. That means we're on our own when it comes to preparing for retirement. Unfortunately, too many of us are either intimidated or bored by retirement...

  • New 401(k) fee disclosure rules

      

    Hidden fees in your 401(k) plan can hurt you. But there's a new ruling plan administrators will have to follow that will protect you in the long run.

  • Should you try to time the stock market?

      

    Tuesday was another ugly day on Wall Street, with many indices at multi-month lows. That news prompted some jittery investors to sell out of their positions out of fear.But are you ever able to...