Retirement

3 Reasons to Use Taxable Brokerage Accounts

One of the biggest mistakes in financial planning is the failure to leverage the advantages of taxable brokerage accounts. Read Article

Boring But Beautiful: Retirement Stocks to Hold for 20 Years

Some of the best retirement stocks are those with boring businesses -- ones that have little gloss, but can survive tough markets. Read Article

Don’t Dump Bond Funds Because of Rising Rates

A look at the last three times the Fed raised rates shows that bond funds recover quickly and can even do very well for patient investors. Read Article

Sorry, Baby Boomers: Retirement Isn’t What You Think

There are a few prevailing misconceptions about working in retirement. Time to adjust those expectations, baby boomers. Read Article

Does PepsiCo Stock Belong in Your Retirement Portfolio?

Pepsico is a great company, but PepsiCo stock is way too pricey, given the ongoing global decline in soda consumption. Read Article

Renewable Energy Stocks for Retirement Investors – 1 Stock, 1 ETF, 1 Mutual Fund

Even retirement investors can benefit from the growth prospects of renewable energy stocks. Here are three different types of ways to play the industry. Read Article

Faith in the American Dream Remains High. Good Luck With That

U.S. investors remain cockeyed optimists when it comes to the American Dream. Too bad they are nowhere near being able to attain it. Read Article

The Ultimate Retirees’ Guide to Investment Calculators

From retirement calculators to 401k calculators and beyond, these investment calculators are essential tools for anyone planning for retirement. Read Article

Why 2015 Is the Year of Growth Fund of America (AGTHX)

Why did Growth Fund of America lag behind the S&P 500 in recent years? The same reason it's crushing it in 2015. Read Article

Retirement Investing: 3 Holdings EVERYONE Should Have

Every retirement portfolio should have dividend stocks like these -- companies that can weather change while keeping the payouts flowing. Read Article

3 Retirement Stocks Paying More Than Just Dividends

You'll never survive retirement if you only invest in no-growth dividend-payers. So, consider buying Walt Disney (DIS), Chevron (CVX) or Cincinnati Financial (CINF). Read Article

Mid-Cap Stocks for Retirement: 1 Stock, 1 ETF, 1 Mutual Fund

Mid-cap stocks are often ignored by investors -- at their own detriment. Retirement investors should connect with mid-caps via one or more of these three holdings. Read Article

Women and Money: It’s Time to Lean In With Your Investments

While financial security starts with negotiating salary, what women do with those earnings is equally important Read Article

Do What You Love: A Different Approach to Retirement Planning

What if doing what you love can help you reach your financial goals? Retirement planning is evolving to include a smart career plan. Read Article

Are You Missing Out on Free Money?

Take advantage of the money you have at your disposal, and make sure you’re getting the most out of it. Read Article

Best Actively Managed Funds With Low Expenses

We highlight 3 of the best actively managed funds that have the winning combination of above-average performance and below average expenses. Read Article

1 Guaranteed Way to Boost Social Security Benefits By 76%

Social Security benefits are more important now than ever. If you're looking for retirement planning tips, they don't get much better than this. Read Article

Emerging Markets for Retirement: 1 Stock, 1 ETF, 1 Mutual Fund

Retirement investors sometimes avoid stocks and funds focused on emerging markets. Here's why you should invest in EM, and three ways to get started. Read Article

3 Steps to Achieve an Early Retirement You Won’t Read Anywhere Else

Looking for an early retirement? Aren't we all. Well, here are three quirky ways to get there that many people might not think to do. Read Article

Put Target-Date ETFs on the Chopping Block

Target-date funds failed in the ETF marketplace because they were just too restrictive and boring for retail investors or advisors to adopt. Read Article