Retirement

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

3 Of The Best Dividend Stocks For Your Retirement Portfolio

Looking for the best dividend stocks to add to your retirement portfolio? Find them quickly using these criteria. Read Article

Why It’s Now a Dangerous Moment for Social Security

Don't t expect a government paycheck when you retire if you are under the age of 50. Here is why Social Security is in jeopardy Read Article

3 Vanguard Funds That Make Active Managers Weep

These three index funds from Vanguard have both short-term and long-term performance numbers that outrank category averages. Read Article

3 Best Fidelity Funds to Protect Your Portfolio

If you want to get defensive, you'll want to check out these Fidelity funds. Read Article

Income Investors: Take General Motors (GM) Stock for a Spin

For income investors looking to get a solid dividend yield, then General Motors (GM) represents a stable vehicle with some hefty fiscal horsepower. Read Article

What Makes Fidelity 401k Plans the Best?

If you don't have retirement assets at Fidelity, you probably know someone who does. Here's what makes Fidelity 401k plans so popular. Read Article