tax bracket

Investor Facts: What Is A Tax Bracket?

A tax bracket is a range of personal income subject to a federal or state tax rate. People often talk about their individual tax bracket, but the reality is a bit … Read more

Posted on August 24, 2016 by
stocks peaked

Have Stocks Peaked At Last? Hardly

If you follow the financial news on websites or cable TV, it’s easy to run into the same argument over and over. Stocks peaked. Get out now while you can. … Read more

Posted on August 19, 2016 by
required minimum distribution

Investor Facts: What Is A Required Minimum Distribution?

A required minimum distribution (RMD) is an annual taxable withdrawal from your retirement savings dictated by IRS regulation. When you open an individual retirement account (IRA), the money you place there … Read more

Posted on August 16, 2016 by
stock indexes

Stock Indexes Set New Highs: What Now?

Summer is supposed to be the dead time for stocks, the doldrums. Everyone is on vacation, the theory goes, so nobody is around to buy. It’s an actual theory, captured … Read more

Posted on August 12, 2016 by
s&p 500

Investor Facts: What Is The S&P 500?

The S&P 500 is a list of 500 stocks recognized as representative of large-cap companies in the United States. Created by Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the S&P 500 Index of equities is … Read more

Posted on August 10, 2016 by
contrarian investing

Contrarian Investing Can Be Simple

One word you sometimes hear people use is “contrarian” investing. There’s something very appealing about it, the allure of insider information and being right when others are wrong. It’s also a … Read more

Posted on August 5, 2016 by
what is yield

Investing Basics: What Is Yield?

Investing for the long term, particularly for retirement, seems to be a game of buying low and selling high — and it is. Stocks you buy today should be worth much … Read more

Posted on July 29, 2016 by
cash

Cash Is Not An Investment, Nor Is Your Home

An amazing number of Americans — 54 million — think of real estate and cash as their top two choices for long-term investments, that is, for longer than 10 years. The … Read more

Posted on July 22, 2016 by
beat the stock market

The Danger In Beating The Stock Market

Hire a financial advisor and you are likely to hear one of two sales pitches: Either “I can beat the market” or “Your money will grow faster with active management.” … Read more

Posted on July 15, 2016 by
make money work

Don’t Work For Money, Make Money Work For You!

Most people have money in wallets, in bank accounts, in retirement investment plans. We have a lifelong relationship — at times strong, at time strained — with little green pieces of … Read more

Posted on July 8, 2016 by