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
retirement investor

What Kind Of Retirement Investor Are You?

We all have different approaches to money, understandably so. A lot of it has to do with who your parents are and how you are raised. Depression-era folks are famously … Read more

Posted on June 30, 2016 by
cheap

Wine, Like Investments, Proves Cheap Can Be Great

We overpay for a lot of things on the presumption that price and quality are closely connected — perfumes, wine, certain restaurant experiences, travel. Even investments. While it’s true that … Read more

Posted on June 23, 2016 by
retirement

You Should Think Less About Retirement, Not More

The data on retirement saving is stupefying. Many of us will never retire, studies suggest. Half of Americans have no savings set aside at all and instead spend every cent they earn. … Read more

Posted on June 17, 2016 by
gold

Gold Talk Resurges, But What Does The Data Show?

The one thing you can count on, besides death and taxes, is that someone somewhere will try to talk you into owning gold instead of stocks and bonds. The reasons … Read more

Posted on June 10, 2016 by
dummies

Investing Basics: Diversification For Dummies

Surely you remember the “Dummies” series of self-help books. They had bright yellow-and-black covers and offered to explain complex ideas in simple terms. “A reference for the rest of us!” … Read more

Posted on June 3, 2016 by
buying stocks

What To Do When Nobody Is Buying Stocks

Summer vacation is upon us. The pools are open and the sun is beating down. It’s the classic summer lull for stock markets, too. It’s a predictable pattern of “sell … Read more

Posted on May 27, 2016 by
retirement plan

5 Mistakes That Sink A Retirement Plan

Retirement investing isn’t often about what you might do wrong, a sin of commission, but what you don’t do at all — the sin of omission. What is a sin … Read more

Posted on May 20, 2016 by