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Why gold should be part of your investment portfolio

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part series on whether it makes sense to include gold in your portfolio. Part I is "Should gold be part of my portfolio?"] This is the second installment of a two-part series about gold as an investment for your portfolio. […]

Why gold should be part of your investment portfolio

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [Editor's note: This is Part II of a two-part series on whether it makes sense to include gold in your portfolio.] This is the second installment of a two-part series about gold as an investment for your portfolio. The two posts may appear like a candidate’s debate or popularity contest, but they really aren’t. […]

Should gold be part of my portfolio?

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. [Editor's note: This is Part I of a two-part series on whether it makes sense to include gold in your portfolio.] Humans have valued gold for several millennia, and that will likely continue. It is understandable, then, that a human such as yourself might consider trading some green for gold. I say, “Don’t bother,” and here’s why…. 1. […]

Should gold be part of my portfolio?

This article is by staff writer Robert Brokamp. [Editor's note: This is Part I of a two-part series on whether it makes sense to include gold in your portfolio. Part II is "Why gold should be part of your investment portfolio."] Humans have valued gold for several millennia, and that will likely continue. […]

Personal finance and the long game

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. When you think about it, personal finance is about playing the long game. Sure, it’s about other things as well. It’s about paying off debt. It’s about spending less than you earn. But when you think about it overall, it’s about making choices that are harder in the short term for the good of the long term. Here’s what I mean…. […]

Ask the Readers: Do you measure your progress?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Have you heard the saying, “You are what you eat”? It rolls off the tongue so easily, doesn’t it? These are words to the wise if you are interested in a healthy lifestyle, however, they may not offer much help for your finances. […]

How can retirement affect your health?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My neighbors shake their heads and think I am certifiably crazy, but I have noticed that they are careful how they say it. You see, when we get snow, I am always out there shoveling the sidewalks for three or four houses each way down the street from ours. “Why risk offending the Energizer Bunny with the shovel?” I hear them thinking. […]

How can retirement affect your health?

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. My neighbors shake their heads and think I am certifiably crazy, but I have noticed that they are careful how they say it. You see, when we get snow, I am always out there shoveling the sidewalks for three or four houses each way down the street from ours. “Why risk offending the Energizer Bunny with the shovel?” I hear them thinking. […]

10 tax breaks for 20-somethings

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. When I was in my 20s, I was single, without kids, renting, had graduated from college, working at my first job and no interest whatsoever in taxes. My feeling was, Why should I waste time thinking about taxes? As a single, renter with no kids, I would get absolutely no deductions or credits — and in addition to that, I had nothing to itemize. […]

10 tax breaks for 20-somethings

This article is by staff writer Suba Iyer. When I was in my 20s, I was single, without kids, renting, had graduated from college, working at my first job and no interest whatsoever in taxes. My feeling was, Why should I waste time thinking about taxes? As a single, renter with no kids, I would get absolutely no deductions or credits — and in addition to that, I had nothing to itemize. […]