Personal Finance & Credit / Stocks

  • 3 Reasons Not To Do Business With a Full-Commission Stock Broker

      

    Do stockbrokers work for you or against you? The answer might surprise you. Stockbrokers are allowed to work against the best interest of their customers. By contrast, an independent fee-only...

  • 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...

  • New Ways To Save Money on Auto Insurance and Investing

      

    Artificial intelligence of various types will become more and more prominent in our lives. And the good news is, it will help you save more money or grow your money! Schwab automates investment...

  • 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...

  • Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What's Right For You?

      

    There’s no arguing that technology has made an indescribable impact on our everyday lives.  With all of the innovations staring at us practically every minute, it makes it hard to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Penny Stocks Are Ripe For Pump-And-Dump Scams

      

    Pump and dump scams are back and they're even infiltrating some unlikely corners of the pop music landscape. A couple of years ago, The Plain Dealer  reported that rap artist 50 Cent tweeted...

  • Should You Sell Or Stay Put In The Stock Market?

      

    As the stock market keeps climbing into the stratosphere, I have some advice for panicky investors worried about a market that seems to know no mountain it cannot scale. The numbers are now in...

  • Free Investment Advice for Small Investors

      

    For many years, the Big 3 discount investing houses -- Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard -- operated on a simple full service vs. self service model. You could either pay them to handle your...

  • Margin trading: Sabotage to your stock portfolio

      

    The stock market is way up over the last 5 years, but there's something many of you are doing that will sabotage your gains. Don't make this common mistake.

  • Is the stock market rigged?

      

    Reports are now emerging that the stock market is rigged against small investors. But while that may add to your cynicism, it shouldn't subtract from your desire to save and invest. At the heart...

  • Don't put money in employer stock

      

    Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney  magazine calls "the dumbest investment move" in your 401(k) at work? I have never been a fan of putting retirement money in employer stock. Let me...

  • Is a stock market crash coming?

      

    The stock market is overvalued and a crater in values may be next. So what should you be doing right now? Most Americans contribute to the stock market through their 401(k) at work. Each...

  • The real cost of that 401(k) loan

      

    Borrowing against your 401(k) It might be tempting to borrow against your 401(k), but have you ever thought of the real cost of that loan? Some 1 in 5 Americans treat their retirement...