401k & Investing Tips

5 Important 401k Rules You Should Never Forget

Most investors put their 401k plans on autopilot and forget about them. That's a mistake. Here are some 401k rules you should never forget. Read Article

Rising Interest Rates: A Simple Survival Guide

Rising interest rates present a host of challenges for investors in bonds, bond funds and stocks alike. Here's your action plan. Read Article

The Best Funds to Hold in a Roth IRA

A Roth IRA stacked with some of the best funds investing in both equities and fixed income can post market-beating returns while still maintaining a balanced asset allocation. Read Article

The One Fund You Should Own in Your 401k

If I had to pick just one fund to hold in a 401k, I'd look to Fidelity Funds for this gem. And I'll suggest a couple more just in case. Read Article

10 Ways to Tax-Proof Your Portfolio

It’s already time to start thinking about taxes, and while you can't do much about 2014, you can start working on making yourself tax-efficient for 2015. Read Article

5 Financial Resolutions to Tackle in 15 Minutes or Less

Get the New Year started on the right foot by tackling these five common financial planning issues, and none of them will take you more than 15 minutes to accomplish. Read Article

How to Start Investing – 5 Ways to Invest $1,000 Now

You have to start somewhere. Here are five tips for investing for beginners to help you grow your $1,000 next egg for the long term. Read Article

Private Equity Investing for Small Investors

Investing in (or like) private equity offers potentially higher rewards ... but you'd better have some elbow grease and a healthy appetite for risk. Read Article

The One Investing Lesson You Can Learn From Apple AND RadioShack

Anyone who currently owns, or plans to own, AAPL or RSH stock (or both, or even neither!) needs to embrace this key reality. Read Article

The Difference Between Cheap Stocks and Undervalued Stocks

Value investing can help build wealth. Here's what investors need to screen in order to spot those undervalued stocks amid cheap stocks. Read Article

3 Telltale Signs of a Disorderly Portfolio

Independent portfolio analysts see the same mistakes among individual investors with disorderly portfolios. Here's what to watch for. Read Article

How to Start Investing in Stocks With Less Than $1,000

Wondering how to start investing in stocks? Well, you're not alone. Start here with these easy investing tips to begin making money. Read Article

Value Stock Guide – How to Invest Like a Pawn Star

Value stock investing depends on the same market inefficiencies exploited in TV's 'Pawn Stars.' Read Article

Nestor vs. Nest Labs: If You Can’t Tell the Difference, Stop Investing

A slew of investors bought into Nestor thinking it was Nest Labs -- a mistake that could've been prevented with basic reading skills and a minute of time. Read Article

Dow Drops 179 Points. So What?!

Don't let the headlines fool you. Monday's drop is not something investors should be worried about. Read Article

5 Simple Ways to Invest $1,000 Now

Think $1,000 a year is a small investment? Sure, it might be ... but that thousand smackeroos still will go a long way toward building your future! Read Article

How to Invest – FREE Ways to Find Investment Ideas

How to start investing can be intimidating, and finding hot stock ideas can sometimes be the hardest part. Here are free resources to help beginning investors. Read Article

The Key to Portfolio Management: Hedging Your Investments

Portfolio management tools can mitigate risk when the market is looking overheated. Read Article

How to Build a Safe Portfolio

How to build the most secure portfolio isn't as simple as finding a magic formula. It depends on your personal investment strategy and your retirement needs. Read Article

3 Psychological Stumbling Blocks That Kill Investor Profits

Investors' self-defeating decisions have contributed to their market woes. Recency bias, herd behavior and fear are the culprits. Read Article