401k & Investing Tips

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

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 Article

Making the Most of a Smaller Retirement Porfolio

You don't to be loaded already to make good money. It takes a little bit more work, but retirement is still workable with some smart decisions. Read Article

Retirement Lessons to Learn From Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

The Bernie Madoff scandal provides some tips for investors about avoiding a catastrophic end to your hard-earned retirement money. Read Article

Social Media and Investing Fraud: What You Need to Know

Social media has many benefits, but there is plenty of danger lurking out there as well -- including investment fraud. Here's how to avoid it. Read Article

9 Major Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Feathering your nest egg is no easy task, but making these blunders can make it even more difficult. Here's a list of nine things not to do. Read Article

The 6 Rules of Penny Stock Investing

Investing in penny stocks are a good way to really hit an investment out of the park, but it's definitely risky. Follow these six steps for success. Read Article

From the NFL: Game-Winning Investing Strategies

‘Playing the situation’ -- such as when you're creeping closer to retirement -- can pay off on the field – and in your portfolio. Read Article

5 Easy Ways to Invest $1,000 Now

Investing now pays off in the long run, so why wait? Here are five easy ways to get started. Read Article

4 Benefits of Using Savings Bonds to Retire

Most investors save for retirement with a 401k or IRA, but savings bonds actually have some advantages. Read Article

Make Your Nest Egg Last Until You’re 100

If you are blessed with longevity and don't want to run out of money in retirement, you have to be smart with your savings. Here are a few tips. Read Article

Why You Should Care About Credit Spreads

Bond credit spreads aren't just a good gauge for examining bonds -- they also can be a helpful tool for stock investors, too. Read Article