More Young Investors Turn to Online Wealth Management Firms — Should You?

Many millennials are enjoying financial success via online wealth management firms. It's a good option, but you still need to know what you're getting into. Read More

AUDIO: Target-Date Funds for (and of) the Next Generation

Alyssa Oursler chats with Tim McCabe of Stadion Money Management about new, flexible target-date funds ... and why young investors should care. Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Picking 401k Funds

The problem with 401ks is that every employer has its own plan, with its own list of mutual funds to pick from. Here’s a simple primer on five major flavors of funds you’ll have to pick from. Read More

Young Investors: Ignore ‘Sell in May’ Mania

If you're a young investor with very little money to work with, trying to play the "Sell in May" game is more likely to rob you than enrich you. Read More

What’s the Right Asset Mix for My Portfolio?

It may seem tricky to figure out what types of investments to choose, but a little homework goes a long way. Here's a start. Read More

For Funds, Pay Attention to the Fine Print

Even in target-date funds where you're letting a fund manager do most of the work for you, if you don't do your homework, you could end up with an investment you didn't bargain for. Read More

Intimidated By Your New 401k? Try a Target-Date Fund

Signing up for a 401k is cake, but deciding how to allocate your funds isn't so easy. Target-date mutual funds can shoulder that burden. Read More

3 Simple Steps to Start Investing

Considering a dive into the market, but you just need a little push? Well, here's a gentle push -- and a couple tips to help you once you're in the water. Read More

Buying a Stock: Simple Concept … But a Complex Process

Remember: If you go seeking out portfolio advice, you'll find no shortage of opinions. But in the end, the one that matters most is yours. Read More

You Can’t Make Money With Your Head in the Sand

Despite years of charging markets, American investors still appear to be fearful and living in the past. That won't change until they get their heads out of the sand and into the now. Read More

Under-Preached Advice for Young Investors

Lost in a world of "X number of tips" for investing and conserving money are some bigger-picture ideas that can help you preserve your sanity. Read More

5 Unsung Trading Rules to Live By

There are many more ways to fail at trading than there are to succeed, but avoiding these five common mistakes will give you a leg up. Read More

Merger Arbitrage: Avoid It Like the Plague

The speculation over the final price of Sprint's purchase of Clearwire demonstrates to individual investors why it doesn't pay to be greedy. Read More

Protect Yourself From a Lopsided 401(k)

Funds with different flavors often have a lot of overlapping stocks, which can leave you paying double for less diversity than you were hoping for. Read More

Work Till You Drop: It’s Not as Bad as You Think

Media gives working into your 80s a bad rap. But, in fact, it's our whole concept of 'retirement' that needs rethinking. Read More

Retirement Investing Lessons from Apple

Apple's drop from $700 to $600 is a point of remorse for many investors -- but also the basis of an important lesson for people actively taking control of their retirement. Read More

What Is a Price-Weighted Index?

IBM and Intel both dropped similarly after Tuesday's earnings reports, but they'll have wildly different effects on the Dow Jones. Here's why. Read More

5 Ways to Invest $10,000 Now

Getting started isn't nearly as tough as you may think. And remember: Not all investments have to be in the capital markets. Read More

Avoiding the Market Is Not a Sane Strategy

Baby boomers are shunning stocks at the wrong time. The longer they're out of the market, the harder it is to get back in. That's killing retirement savings. Read More

Don’t Invest Where All the Love Is

The market loves buzz, but if you want growth, you should avoid the pack. Instead, you might have to target smaller stocks, or companies in niche sectors. Read More