Retirement

Why Preferred Stocks Are a Retiree’s Best Friend (PFF)

Preferred stocks offer little additional risk than bonds with bigger dividends. Here are three tips for choosing the best preferred stocks for your portfolio. Read Article

3 Stocks to Buy for Retirement Investors

Retirement investors should worry, as real inflation is over 10%, and that requires moving into different stocks. Here are three stocks to consider. Read Article

3 Top Funds for Investing in Micro-Cap Stocks

If you don't mind the added market risk, you can beat the broad market averages with these three top funds for investing in micro-cap stocks. Read Article

Mutual Funds: Active Management Outed as a Failure AGAIN

Everyone knows that actively managed mutual funds deliver inferior results, but the latest SPIVA Scorecard removes all doubt that active management is a fool's game. Read Article

The 10 Best Fidelity Funds for Your 401k

Control your own retirement destiny by putting the best Fidelity funds on the market into your 401k and other accounts. It's not hard to do, and it's not expensive. Read Article

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