401k & Investing Tips

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

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