on track for retirement

Stay On Track For Retirement The Easy Way

The big question hanging over the heads of most everyone over 40 is: “Will I ever retire?” An alarming number of people seem set on the notion that retirement will … Read more

Posted on September 19, 2014 by
diversification

Diversification: Your Portfolio’s Superpower

If you’ve ever been a fan of comic books or the latest Hollywood-movie versions of those stories, you know how the standard superhero tale goes. He’s a normal enough guy (or … Read more

Posted on September 17, 2014 by
investment idea

A Simple Test For Any New Investment Idea

Whenever you meet new people, instead of asking the typical “What do you do” question, turn it around. Ask instead, “What do you tell your parents that you do?” This always … Read more

Posted on September 15, 2014 by
buffett

Like Buffett, Pick Investments That Last Forever

Warren Buffett is famous for saying that his favorite holding period for stocks is “forever.” Like many of his quips, it’s good for a laugh but also contains a kernel … Read more

Posted on September 11, 2014 by
better returns

Want Better Returns? Stop Trying So Hard

There’s a certain zen quality to investing that far too many people miss. That point was brought home recently in an exchange between two money observers on a Bloomberg Radio program. … Read more

Posted on September 10, 2014 by
which financial advisor

Which Financial Advisor Is Right For You?

Investing for retirement is an understandably difficult topic for many people. There’s a lot of arcane detail involved, and for some just thinking about money induces snores. Yet you know it’s … Read more

Posted on September 8, 2014 by
retirement savings

Set Your Retirement Savings On ‘Snowball’

Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, recently had a biography published entitled The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life. The metaphorical title could not be a more apt description of Buffett’s financial … Read more

Posted on September 5, 2014 by
target-date funds

What Is A Target-Date Fund? Investing Basics

Increasingly, workers trying to save for retirement in 401(k) plans are offered target-date funds. In some cases, such funds are automatically chosen for them, along with minimum contribution levels. Such … Read more

Posted on September 3, 2014 by
investing

5 Things You Can Control In Investing

A lot about retirement investing can be depressing. Stocks rise, and we worry about when they will fall. Stocks fall, and we worry about when they might rise. It can … Read more

Posted on September 1, 2014 by
passive investments

Why Money Is Pouring Into Passive Investments

The Wall Street Journal recently covered an interesting trend in investing: People are trying hard to not do it anymore. Which is not to say they aren’t trying to save … Read more

Posted on August 29, 2014 by