Bonds may not be the snazziest investment, but they sure can tell us a lot about how the economy is doing. Here's why it's smart to start paying attention to bonds.
The price of oil keeps on dropping — and that's good, right? Mostly, but there are some negatives, too, even if you don't work in the oil patch.
For those with a greater risk tolerance, growing Latin American economies offer opportunity. Is there room in your portfolio for a trip south?
You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.
It's not just your imagination: Things are way more expensive now than they used to be.
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When savings rates are below the inflation rate, it's easy to delude yourself into thinking you shouldn't save. That's a bad idea.
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Inflation is inevitable. What you can change, though, is how you deal with it — and these decisions can make or break your financial future.
Worrying about something like inflation doesn't help make it better — plus, there might not be as much to fret about as you thought. Learn why.
We know how inflation happens—excess growth in the money supply. But why does inflation happen?
By spending less than you earn, you can much more easily achieve big goals in life, from retiring early to finding a job you really love.
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You could reach for yield by taking on more risk, or you could suck it up and wait for rates to go up. If you prefer to wait, consider I-Bonds.
From corn to gold, these 10 common goods and commodities had major price changes in 2010 — and may continue to shift in 2011.
Deflation is back in the news, and for good reason: It's a real risk.
Let me jump to the end and say right at the start that I don't think so. However, there's a serious argument being made right now among economists and economic policy makers that h
Just to be clear, I'm also worried about a surge in inflation, but that's not what I'm talking about here. I don't know the future, so I try to stay away from predictions. But yo
The Wall Street Journal has an opinion piece by Arthur Laffer that shows a scary graph of the monetary base, which has surged enormously in the past year. He suggests that this is
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