As Americans ridicule their government for running up huge deficits, household balance sheets are in their worst shape in 80 years. But investment discipline can start to repair the damage.
The recession has made employers less likely to contribute to workers’ retirement savings, or less generous with the options they do provide.
In a survey, wealthy investors acknowledge a tendency to let emotions drive investment decisions. Plus: Why women are better at long-term investing.
If it’s a target-date fund, that’s a good question to ask. The 2008 crisis exploded the myth that these ‘set and forget’ investments are all equally safe.
Red-hot growth in emerging markets could cool as policymakers try to tame inflation. Investors chasing opportunities must remain vigilant to new risks.
Borrowing quick cash from a 401k plan isn’t always a bad idea. These 6 questions can help you figure out if it’s the right move.
Aiming for a bigger slice of the mutual fund market, the ETF industry is introducing funds run by portfolio managers. Should you invest?
If you’ve made plans to eat right and exercise, be sure to add a couple of to-do’s that will be sure to improve the health of your finances.
Stimulus pumped into the US economy late in 2010 should be bullish for stocks in 2011. And asset classes that glittered this year could recede in the months ahead.
Young adults with steady incomes should be setting some aside for retirement — but that can be a whole lot harder than it sounds. Here’s how to avoid the common missteps.
Even in scary economic times, investors who stick with the basics — indexing, diversifying, dollar-cost averaging and more — are usually rewarded.
If you’re just entering the work force, now is the best time to ensure that when you make your exit, you can retire comfortably.