401k & Investing Tips

5 Tips to Plug Leaks Draining Your 401(k)

401(k) investors aren't just in danger of market slides -- ignoring a number of "little things" could end up costing them thousands of dollars in the end. Read Article

4 Tips for Surviving Market Corrections

Stay away -- or at least make smaller bets, be selective and sell quickly on any uptick. Read Article

Company Stock in Your 401(k) Is a Bad Idea

Employees get the same returns as diversified investors but shoulder more risk. Larger companies are especially guilty of promoting this flawed retirement plan. Read Article

How to Roll Over Your 401k to an IRA Without Stress

Wondering how to roll over your 401k into an IRA? Here's how to learn whether or not the move is right for you, and what to do next with your investment funds. Read Article

Tips and Techniques for Successful Stock Trading

Whether you do business at TD Waterhouse or some other brokerage, you can save money with every trade if you know the ropes. Read Article

8 Clever Ways to Save Your 401(k) or IRA

If you're worried about a flat or even declining market, consider these eight oddball mutual funds that look for profits beyond just stocks. Read Article

The Roth IRA: Funding Future Generations

If you're looking to send your kids down the path of prosperity, a Roth IRA will do the trick. Read Article

The Best Mutual Fund Manager May Be No Manager at All

"My portfolio has disappointed me lately so I want to move my money. Who is the best mutual fund manager?" This is a common gripe among retirement investors. Read Article

The Secret to Retiring Filthy Rich

If you want true financial independence in retirement, here’s what you must do. Read Article

4 Factors to Consider Before Retiring

If you've been wrestling with the pros and cons of retiring this year and are still undecided, read this. Read Article

What Stock Forecasts Mean to Investors

How to accurately predict stock growth and gauge earnings forecasts is a crucial part of learning how to invest in the stock market. Read Article

The Latest Stock Market News and What It Means to You

An important fact-checking task for investors is to stay abreast of new stock market developments or contrary opinions that could affect your portfolio. Read Article

How to Ensure Your Stocks Have Low Debt

Inwise use of debt can destroy wealth in a hurry. This isn’t just true for banks and homeowners, but for all publicly traded stocks, too. Read Article

Using P/E – How to Screen Stocks for Value

Price-to-earnings ratios get a bad rap on Wall Street because many people apply a one-size-fits-all approach that does more harm than good. Read Article

How to Find Stocks With the Best Profit Targets

If you piggyback on the stock advice of Wall Street insiders, you can find out exactly what stocks the best investors like and what profit target they have. Read Article

How to Screen for Stocks With Strong Profit Growth

Earnings - the profits that make up the "bottom line" for a stock investment - are crucial to investors because you can't profit unless a company does. Read Article

How to Screen for Stocks With Great Sales

Sales revenue is the lifeblood of a publicly traded company. Without growing sales it's impossible to grow the business - meaning your investment is suspect. Read Article

How to Screen for the Best Dividend Stocks

How to pick the best dividend stocks involves watching the payout ratio, exploring the yield and making sure the payouts are sustainable over time. Read Article

Investing 101 – How Beginners Can Screen for Low-Risk Stocks

Choosing reliable, low-risk stocks is never a sure thing. But here are three simple thresholds a stock should meet for beginner investors to feel safe. Read Article

How to Invest – Always Understand Any Company You Buy

Always understand the company before you try to start investing, or it's easy to get in over your head. Read Article