401k & Investing Tips

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

10 Lessons for Investing From Vanguard Icon Jack Bogle

Investing icon Jack Bogle capped his final book, 'The Clash of the Cultures,' with an important list of 10 things every investor should learn. Read Article

Not All Investment Fees are Unfair, Not all Advisors are Greedy

Hear from a registered investment advisor why all retirement plans are not created equal -- and paying less isn't always better. Read Article

401(k) Statements to Now Disclose Fees

Nearly three-quarters of 401(k) participants think they don't pay any fees -- but that is about to change thanks to a new rule by the Department of Labor. Read Article

Should You Buy Tech Because It’s Trustworthy — or Sell Oil Because It’s Not?

Investors would be wise to pay attention to a recently released poll ranking the industries viewed most (and least) favorably by the American public. Read Article

Buyer Beware: Tips on Spotting Financial Fraud

If it's too good to be true, it probably is, and investors need to understand the warning signs of financial fraud before they get stuck with losses. Read Article

How to Invest Profitably on $1 a Day

Holding back a buck a day doesn't sound like the path to long-term financial returns, but you'd be surprised to find out how much you'll gain from it. Read Article

4 Reasons to Trade With Candlestick Charts

Candlesticks are far superior to bar charts and help investors sort out the psychology influencing the price action of stocks. Read Article

How Much Stock Should You Buy?

When it comes to how much stock is normal to buy, there's no magic number -- but there are three factors to keep in mind. Read Article

2 Trading Lessons From the Facebook Fiasco

With Facebook hitting new lows again today, it's safe to say that almost everyone has lost money on FB at some point. But you can walk away smarter from it. Read Article

Gold Got You Down? Here Are 5 Hard Asset Alternatives

With gold essentially trading sideways for months, now's a good time to explore the possibilities offered by other metal investments. Read Article

BPT Shows Power of Royalty Trusts in a Dividend Portfolio

The biggest concern with royalty trusts is the threat of depletion. But for BP Prudhose Bay, that day look at least a couple years away. Read Article

Hold Off on Transocean for Now

Trends might point to a profitable future for Transocean, but investors will lose in the short-term with RIG's Justice Department settlement. Read Article

Don’t Invest in Fortress Investment Group

Fortress Investment Group might have a 5% yield, but that rate can't last for a company with no profits and spotty revenues. Read Article