Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Agent Jane Bond is on the case, uncovering the mystery of bond laddering.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
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How Stocks Work
Understanding how a stock works is key to understanding your investments.
Finding the Balance
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The Economic Report of the President can help identify the forces driving — or dragging — the economy.
Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.
Three important factors when it comes to your financial life.
Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity.
Learn how to build a socially conscious investment portfolio and invest in your beliefs.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.