Retirement

The Real Cost of Buying a New Car: Opportunity

The way to wealth is not to buy something that decreases in value almost immediately after its purchased. Here's a better path towards retirement Read Article

10 Top Stocks Every Retirement Portfolio Should Have

This 10-pack of top stocks for the long haul doesn't include many of the usual retirement picks, but it has the potential to wallop the broader market. Read Article

The 10 Best Growth Stocks to Buy for Retirement

Retirement planning and growth investing don't usually go together, but momo stocks provide exposure where value or dividend stocks can't. Read Article

Retirement Planning: How Much Should I Save, And When?

If your retirement planning includes a 401k, IRA or any other sort of plan, right now is the best time to start mapping out your contributions for 2016. Read Article

How to Rebalance a Retirement Account (401ks, IRAs and More)

Rebalancing can be a fantastic tool to automate the process of maintaining your portfolio and take the guesswork out of when you should buy and sell. Read Article

5 Ways to Avoid Money-Losing Stocks

Like with cars, an easy way to screw up your portfolio is to ignore doing regular maintenance. These five tips will keep your portfolio in tip-top shape. Read Article

Can Savings Accounts Hold You Back?

It's perfectly fine to stash some cash in savings accounts, but there is such a thing as "too much." Here's where else your savings should go. Read Article

The Pros and Cons of Going to Cash

One of the most common questions I get from readers is how much of their portfolio they should keep in cash. And my answer is always the same: It depends! Read Article

3 ETFs to Fund a Happy Retirement

There are two big mistakes I see retirees make over and over: being seduced by 'safe' investments and overpaying fees. Here are 3 ETFs that avoid the mistakes Read Article

10 Stocks That Could Derail Your Retirement

If you're interested in building a nest egg to keep you through retirement, you might want to think twice before buying into any of these treacherous stocks. Read Article

The 2 Best Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio

Investors spooked by 2008's mistakes are making the same mistakes again. Instead of running away turn to these dividend stocks for your retirement planning Read Article

5 Steps for Starting Up Your New Rollover IRA

Starting a new rollover IRA is relatively simple, but if the steps are not taken carefully, they can turn into costly mistakes. Read Article

3 Schloss-Style Bargains in the Rough

Walter Schloss had a very particular style of investing, choosing to follow the numbers over the news. In the spirit of his 20%-plus annual returns, we give you three bargains Schloss would've adored. Read Article

2 New Vanguard Funds for Dividend Hunters: VIHIX, VIAIX

If you're looking for dividends, you'll want to check out these brand new international Vanguard funds: (VIHIX) and (VIAIX). Read Article

Aflac Incorporated (AFL) Stock: An Unlikely Dividend Stock Retirees Will LOVE

Aflac (AFL) stock has increased its dividend annually for 30+ years by smartly managing its investment portfolio and keeping debt and payout ratios low. Read Article

2 Top Dividend Aristocrats for Your Retirement Portfolio

If you're a near-retiree, you've probably been told you should reduce your stock holdings. Instead look to these dividend stocks for retirement planning Read Article

5 Kingly Dividend Stocks for a Restful Retirement

The most elite of elite dividend stocks -- dividend kings -- offer half a century of consecutive dividend increases, and some peace of mind to boot. Read Article

Unlikely Dividend Stocks Retirees Will LOVE: W W Grainger Inc (GWW)

W W Grainger (GWW) stock isn't usually mentioned in the same breath with the likes of JNJ, PG, and KO. But perhaps it should be. Read Article

3 Closed-End Funds (CEF) for Safety and Cash

Closed-end funds, or CEFs, are a good place to find safety and collect dividends during a bear market. Read Article

Tell Uncle Sam to Shove It: 3 Municipal Bonds ETFs to Buy for Lower Taxes

Municipal Bonds are still one of the best ways to get high income free of Uncle Sam's grasp. Here are three munis ETFs to get your fix. Read Article