investing

5 Ways Greece and China's Economic Problems Might Impact You

Economic turmoil in China and Greece is creating a ripple effect worldwide. Are you feeling with the fallout?

Ask These 5 Questions Before Deciding On a Financial Advisor

Before trusting your finances to any old somebody, you need to carefully vet potential advisers. These basic questions will get you started.

Don't Leave College Without Making These 5 Moves for Financial Success

The one thing recent grads have that's more valuable than their degrees is time. Be smart and turn yours into a future of financial freedom.

How One Woman Retired at 60 and Traveled the World

One early retiree proves it's not how much you make that matters. Instead, it's what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.

The 3 Best Books to Start Investing Today

There are plenty of resources online to help you learn about investing, but print still has value. Read these books to learn the fundamentals.

9 Best Free Financial Learning Tools

Whether you're baffled by bonds or confused by compounding, all the financial education you need is just a click away — and it's all free.

7 Money Software Tools Worth the Price

It's time to spring clean your finances. There are plenty of free tools to help you do it, but several paid apps and programs are worth a look, too.

5 Best Online Brokerages for Your IRA

You know you should be socking more away for retirement, but how? Start now with an IRA at one of these newbie friendly online brokerages.

How Much Should You Have Saved for Retirement by 30? 40? 50?

You know you should be saving for retirement — and saving a lot. Betcha' didn't know you needed to save this much!

Everything You Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer Investing With Lending Club

For borrowers, Lending Club offers another funding source. For investors, it's a way to invest in consumer debt. Here's how to get started.

5 Crucial Things You Should Know About Bonds

Boring and staid, bonds remain a fundamental piece of a well-made portfolio. Find out why you should add bonds to yours.

6 Benefits of Dumping a Losing Stock

Share and fund values rise and fall, so it can be hard to know when to sell a loser. Here are six ways to know when it's time to let go.

5 Simple Ways to Boost an Underperforming 401(k)

For most of us, a 401(k) is our primary retirement savings vehicle. Don't undercut your earnings by allowing your 401(k) to fall behind.

5 Reasons Social Media is Still a Smart Investment

Despite some recent stumbles, social media remains a strong investment. Are you favoriting social media stocks?

Cheap Oil is Hurting These People -- Will It Hurt You, Too?

The oil bust has resulted in cheap gas for most of us. But for some of us with jobs dependent on oil, the bust is beginning to exact a terrible toll.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to go wrong with a 401(k). Don't hurt your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

This Is How Rich You'd Be If You'd Saved the Money You Earned in High School

Did you fritter away the earnings from your after school job? If only you'd saved it instead and let compound interest work its magic.

4 Great Investments That Sounded Really Stupid in the 2000s

It's easy to make the right investments in hindsight. It's also easy to kick yourself for not taking the plunge when you should have.

The 7 Most Successful Women Investors

The world of finance is dominated by men with big portfolios. Learn how these seven women succeeded despite the odds.

5 Investors With Better Returns Than Warren Buffett

The Oracle of Omaha is lauded for his investment success — and rightly so! But other, less celebrated investors have done better. Find out how.