black friday

Learn From Black Friday For Retirement

Retailers have built up Black Friday as a shopping holiday for a good reason: It’s traditionally the date that stores expect to be “in the black,” that is, profitable for the … Read more

Posted on November 25, 2015 by
retirement rules of thumb

Retirement Rules Of Thumb: Good, Better, Best

Figuring out a retirement plan is no walk in the park. The variables are many and the future is unwritten. And it’s stressful. Here’s the thing. That stress that is … Read more

Posted on November 20, 2015 by
better saving habits

Fool Yourself Into Better Saving Habits

What does it take to retire on time? Money, of course. But that’s where most of us stumble. Having money on payday doesn’t translate on the spot into savings unless … Read more

Posted on November 13, 2015 by
retirement money

Find Your Abandoned Retirement Money

How many jobs have you had over the past 20 years? Two, three? More? The typical long-term career involves seven or more job “hops,” that is, moves not within one … Read more

Posted on November 6, 2015 by
passive income for retirement

What Is Passive Investing For Retirement?

If you spend enough time on the Internet you eventually run into web sites that promise you a nirvana of “passive income” for life. If it sounds too good to … Read more

Posted on October 30, 2015 by
jim cramer

Did Jim Cramer Really Goof Up? Or Not?

A story popular on the Internet this week tries to make the case that the CNBC host Jim Cramer gave out terrible advice when he picked 49 stocks about six … Read more

Posted on October 22, 2015 by
hiring a financial advisor

3 Questions When Hiring A Financial Advisor

Hiring a financial advisor is tricky. It’s not like selecting a carpet cleaner or a pet-sitter. You can easily hire a different company next time you need your carpets scrubbed, … Read more

Posted on October 16, 2015 by

Investing Basics: What Is Diversification?

You know the old proverb: “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Nobody ever asks about the efficiency of multiple baskets for egg carrying, but there’s a reason … Read more

Posted on October 9, 2015 by
warren buffett

Market Drop: What Would Warren Buffett Do?

Investment advisors brace for these moments in the markets. The stock market erases the year’s gains. The phone starts ringing. It’s time to do some hand-holding. Which is fine. It’s … Read more

Posted on October 2, 2015 by
stock scandals

Stock Scandals Not Scary, If You Diversify

The headlines are enough to give any stock investor pause. Volkswagen’s CEO stepping down over emissions cheating, a crazy biotech startup raising drug prices 5,000%, Caterpillar flummoxed by the global … Read more

Posted on September 25, 2015 by