Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:00pm
The 401(k) retirement plan, which your employer sponsors, is now ubiquitous in U.S. workplaces, with 51 million people signed up. But too few investors understand these vehicles. Here is an owners’ manual, vital for your financial well-being.
Submitted by Raul Elizalde on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:00am
Don’t rush to get rid of bonds yet. Rising interest rates, which harm bond prices, are not in the offing. Despite good news on jobless figures, the Federal Reserve’s concerns about wages may keep rates low for longer than markets expect.
Submitted by Yale Bock on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:00am
A constant mantra in the investment world is that it pays to own good stocks for the long term. The question is: How do you find these long-term winners? This is very difficult, as the most recent quarter illustrates. Let’s examine the field.
Submitted by Dan Crimmins on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 9:00am
Coming of age and entering the workforce in the wake of a financial crisis, our younger generation became skeptical about investing. But the fact is, millennials need to invest as the stock market is one of the best ways to grow wealth long term.
Submitted by Jeff Rose on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 3:00pm
Retiring before age 65 remains the dream of many Americans. Our first article looked at your personal obstacles to early retirement, such as how you save. Here are more potential roadblocks to starting your golden years ahead of time.
Submitted by David John Maro... on Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:00am
There are six countries that are better investments than the U.S., despite its strong stock market now. Why? We have too many regulations and taxes that limit America’s economic, hence stock market, growth.
Submitted by Mark J. Foley a... on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:00am
Temporary growth slow-downs suggest that to some that emerging markets are on the wane for good. If you believe that often-heard shibboleth, you are robbing yourself of terrific investment gains ahead.
We keep hearing that emerging economies – mainly, China and India– are so wobbly that the slightest unexpected revelation could irreparably cripple them. Such fears are groundless for these fast-growing nations.
Submitted by Jim Blankenship on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00pm
If your employer sponsors a 401(k) plan for you to participate in, you may also have a Roth 401(k) option. Electing that option depends on your other retirement plans, tax outlook and many other factors.