4 Employee Retirement Plans Worth Considering

It can be difficult to save for retirement if your employer does not offer a 401k plan, but you can still save! These options allow you to plan for the future Read More

My “Great Eight” Fundamental Variables for Stock Analysis

It's earnings season, and what better time than to share with you 8 fundamental metrics I use to evaluate my stock picks. Take a look... Read More

No Reason for Fear! A Quick Guide to Earnings Season Jargon

Earnings season is upon investors, and instead of being cowed by the information, here is some information to help you get through the numbers. Read More

Try Preferred Stock for Protection

Preferred stock can offer a higher yield and more security than traditional fixed-income investments. Read More

Will 2014 Bring Higher Volatility?

For all the taper tantrum and government shutdown drama, market volatility took a chill pill in 2013. But that's unlikely to continue in 2014. Read More

Portfolio Diversification Failed in 2013 — or Did It?

Leave the cocktail chatter to someone else -- the combination of "less bad, but not quite as good" should result in a smoother ride. Read More

3 Easy Money Resolutions Everyone Should Make Next Year

Yes, you should stick to your budget, save more, and fully fund your retirement account, but here are 3 moves you can make that can help just as much in 2014... Read More

Bitcoin: Black Market Bait or Shrewd Investment?

Bitcoin is a currency for which people can buy products. It's hot, but its also surrounded by questions...and concerns. Should you invest? Take a closer look... Read More

5 Key Financial Moves You Should Make Before 2014

It's easy to forget that a New Year is coming up, and planning for it is important. Here are 5 key financial actions to take ahead of 2014... Read More

Beware of Mutual Fund Fees: 3 Keys to Consider

Mutual funds are a great investment tool, but investors need to understand a key component in these funds: expenses. Let's focus on 3 key areas of costs Read More

6 Tips for an Effective Household Budget

With the holidays upon us, it's a good time to review your spending plans and household budget. Here are 6 tips for an effective budget plan Read More

3 Essential Beginner Investing Tips for Millennials

These 3 tips can help millennials get their feet wet in the investing world. Read More

Funds Down? Don’t Worry, It’s Distribution Season

Honey, they shrunk the fund -- or did they? If you're seeing a dip in your Vanguard mutual funds this week, there's a perfectly sound reason. Read More

4 Financial Professionals – And How They Can Work For You

Understanding the different roles of financial professionals, including brokers, accountants and planners is important to long term planning. Learn the differences here... Read More

Get More Involved With Your Retirement

You won't be ready for retirement by just sitting on your 401k or IRA -- you have to get active about managing those plans. Here's three ways to get the ball rolling. Read More

Lower Unemployment, Faster Taper?

Lower unemployment seems like no-brainer good news -- but Wall Street's initial read was that it might prompt a faster taper. Read More

Consumer Spending, Other Economic Data Show Mixed Results

Economic data is sending mixed signals, from consumer spending that's not comparable to last year to flat home sales with positive revisions. Read More

5 Steps to Research Stocks

Wondering how to research stocks for your portfolio? Here are the top things you need to know. Read More

3 Dow CEOs That Should Follow Walmart’s Duke to the Exit

“The buck stops here,” said the now-famous sign on President Harry S Truman’s Oval Office desk. Nearly 70 years later, that clarion cry for accountability from top leadership persists in corporate America – particularly at publicly traded companies where CEOs feet are – or at least should be -- held to the fire. Read More

5 Things to Look For in a Financial Advisor

Financial matters can get complicated, and the busier you are, the less time you have to sort them out. Here are 5 things you need to look for in an advisor Read More