401k & Investing Tips

Office Depot Is a Dud

Online retailers leave Office Depot in the dust, making ODP a bet that's too risky to take. Read Article

4 Ways to Fix the 401k Mess

The 401k has failed to provide Americans with a secure retirement. But it can be fixed with a little creativity. Here are some possible remedies. Read Article

The 3 Dirtiest Words in Investing

These three terms are used and abused all the time when it comes to company accounting. Find out what they could be hiding. Read Article

3 Fool-Proof Ways to Build a Strong Portfolio

The traditional ways of saving money won't cut it in this volatile economy. Here are some new tips to build your portfolio and survive the recession. Read Article

10 Mistakes for Investors to Avoid

If you're an investor, you're likely making at least one of these 10 common mistakes. Read Article

How Do I Avoid Taxes on my IRA?

InvestorPlace Editor Jeff Reeves answers a reader's question of how to avoid taxes on your IRA and explains the best strategies for cashing it out. Read Article

The ONLY 5 Investing Rules You Need to Follow

It seems every financial adviser has a list of 10, or even 25, rules investors should follow. But when you cut out all the fat, there's only five you need. Read Article

Americans Are Getting Dangerous and Desperate With Their Nest Eggs

Many Americans are getting dangerous and desperate with their savings, leaving retirement largely in limbo. Don't be one of them. Read Article

5 ‘Pickpocket Investments’ That Will Steal From Your Nest Egg

Here's a detailed description of five types of investments that can cause serious damage to investors who aren't on their guard. Read Article

10 Countries Paying People to Retire

These countries have the most generous public pensions. See which 10 made the list. Read Article

VIDEO: Doodles, Hawaiian Shirts and Portfolio Allocation

Here's a simple rule of thumb for the portion of stocks vs. lower-risk investments ... complete with a vintage Hawaiian shirt and explanatory doodles Read Article

5 Sleazy Gold Coin Scams

Avoid being duped by unscrupulous gold scam artists, plus learn about three safer ways to invest in gold. Read Article

Investing Scams — 4 Fraud Traps to Avoid

Investing scams have a long history. Here's a few things to look for to make sure you're making a smart, safe investment. Read Article

What’s Lurking Behind Your Target-Date Fund?

Does your 401(k) plan offer target-date funds? Some 70% do. Here's what twentysomethings need to know. Read Article

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