Retirement

Consumer Discretionary Stocks for Retirement Investors

Don't forget consumer discretionary stocks when building your retirement portfolio. Here, we look at three ways to get your consumer fix -- a stock, an ETF and a mutual fund. Read Article

The 3 Best Tax-Efficient Vanguard Funds

If you want the best tax-efficient funds for your taxable account, you'll want to check out these Vanguard funds. Read Article

Why Obama is Right About Brokers — This Time

President Obama is absolutely right in proposing that investors be made aware of how their broker or adviser is compensated and by forcing a higher fiduciary standard on brokers. Read Article

Why Retirees Should Never Invest in Annuities

For most retirees, annuities are a very bad investment option. In most cases, investors have better options in ETFs or mutual funds. Read Article

Why Every Retirement Portfolio Needs Growth Stocks

Investors instinctively cling to income stocks in retirement. But growth stocks play an important role, too. Read Article

3 Essential Dividend ETFs for Retirement

The dividends and safety provided by these ETFs should help retirement investors sleep well at night. Read Article

5 Essential Retirement Tips

These five essential retirement tips should set you on the right track. Knowing how much to save for retirement is just the first step. Read Article

Apple Stock: This Dividend Stock Will Never Run Out of Cash

Apple stock has the biggest cash hoard in history. AAPL is a dividend stock that will never run of out of cash. Read Article

Are Savings Bonds the Right Investment for You?

The yields on savings bonds are currently very low, but they are safe and have some tax advantages. Read Article

Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement? Here’s How to Catch Up

The average 50-year-old has less than $50,000 saved for retirement. Here are some tips to help you close the gap before you retire. Read Article

Putting the ‘Location’ in Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is about more than just allocating assets. Choosing the account type is almost as important as choosing the investment. Read Article

Max Out Your Retirement Contributions Now

Regardless of your age or income level, you should strongly consider making your 2015 contributions now, rather than later. And if you still haven’t done all you can for 2014, do that first. Read Article

3 Mutual Funds to Buy for International Growth

As a whole, international growth may be slowing but there are a few outstanding mutual funds that have succeeded in finding the best growth opportunities in the world. We researched 450 mutual funds to find three of the best for international growth Read Article

Securing Your Retirement After the Death of Pensions

It's the death of pensions by a thousand cuts. Promised benefits are being reduced -- even to those already in retirement. Read Article

3 Strategic Income ETFs for Retirement Planning

These 3 dividend ETFs are perfect for anyone doing retirement planning -- they not only offer income, but do so across three asset classes. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks to Buy After the Oil Price Collapse

When building a retirement income portfolio, you need stocks with long histories of paying and raising their dividends regardless of what is happening in the market. That's why XOM, CVX and EPD are worth a look. Read Article

5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2015

Monthly dividend stocks are a fantastic way to plan your finances in retirement. Here are five of the best. Read Article

4 Boring Stocks You Must Own for Retirement

Looking for safety, capital gains and a little income for retirement? Then you want conglomerates -- snoozer stocks that you can count on forever. Read Article

3 International Stocks for Retirement Investors

Odds are you're woefully under-exposed to international stocks. Here's how to fix that. Read Article

Best Bond Funds for 2015

The best bond funds in 2015 are likely to be the cheapest index funds and active funds with the most-seasoned managers. Read Article