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Tim Lemke

Tim is a dad of two who has discovered the necessity—and joy—of saving money. In addition to writing for Wise Bread, he manages digital content for a Washington, D.C.-based foundation and writes independently at MakingCentz.com.

Latest articles by Tim Lemke

8 Ways to Prepare for a Stock Market Dive

Got a little bit jumpy after the last market downturn? Relax. Here's how you can be prepared for the next one.

10 Best Stock Markets in the World in 2015

If you're looking for big gains and can tolerate a little risk, it's time to look abroad. Global stocks may be the answer to your investment needs.

8 Reasons to Stay Calm When the Market Tanks

Panicking over the recent market downturn? Deep breaths. Your money will be okay this time, and next time, too. Here's why.

11 Investment Mistakes We All Make

If you've ever fumbled with your investments, you aren't alone. How many of these investing mistakes are you guilty of?

10 Ways Bonds Can Hurt Your Portfolio

Bonds can be an important part of your investment strategy, but they can also be a drag. Find out if bonds are sapping the life from your portfolio.

8 Times to Avoid Dividend Stocks

Dividends can be a neat way to watch "free money" roll in, but beware. Sometimes you're better off without the cash.

7 Times It's Okay to Raid Your 529 Plan

While you shouldn't tap a 529 plan willy-nilly, sometimes it's okay to dip into school savings, especially if you have better options.

The 12 Best Performing Stocks of the 2000s

If you jumped in early with these top performers of the new millennium, odds are you may be reading this from your very own private island.

7 Signs Your 401(k) is Underperforming

If your 401(k) is failing to impress, better to know it now than never. Here are some early warning signs your retirement fund is sinking.

The 9 Best Performing Mutual Funds of the 2000s

How's the market been treating you? If you've dosed up on biotech and health care over the past 15 years, your portfolio should be pretty healthy.

Save Your Retirement by Avoiding These 10 Risky Investments

You could get motion sickness from the ups and downs of these volatile stocks. Keep more of your money by steering clear of these investments.

Tesla, Six Flags and 9 Other Adventure Stocks Worth Investing In

Who says stock picks have to be a bore? These companies are a total thrill — and they happen to be solid investments, too.

9 Top Mutual Funds for Low-Risk Investors

If you want to protect your nest egg without a lot of worry or hassle, consider these low-risk mutual funds that'll help you sleep at night.

8 Ways Your Savings Account May Be Costing You

A savings account is meant to be useful, but when it starts costing more than it's worth, look to stash your cash elsewhere.

10 Top Mutual Funds for Income Investors

Whether you're closing in on retirement or just need some extra cash, these 10 well-crafted mutual funds are worth a look.

11 Pearls of Financial Wisdom From Jim Cramer

The animated host of Mad Money has a lot to say about investing. Here are some of Jim Cramer's best and biggest tips.

The 10 Weirdest ETFs You Can Buy

ETFs are a great investment option, growing in number and popularity. But be warned — some of them are just plain strange.

How to Build an Investment Portfolio for Under $5000

So you've been diligently saving and you're ready to move some money into longer term investments. Try this easy-to-follow plan for investment newbs.

10 Signs a Stock Is About to Tank

You don't need to be clairvoyant to know if a stock is primed for a big fall. You just need to know how to read the tea leaves.

10 Reasons You Should Be Grilling on Gas

The debate between gas and charcoal has raged for years. Here's why Team Charcoal lost.