investing

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 wrong with a 401(k). Don't imperil 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.

4 Ways to Beat the Stock Market in 2015

While some analysts project a bullish 2015 for the US stock market, others warn of a slowdown. Here are some alternate investments to consider.

21 Things That Young Adults Absolutely Need to Know About Money

While most colleges and universities offer personal finance courses, only a fraction of students sign up for them. It's time for a cram session.

Profit on the Oil Bust With These 10 Cheap Energy Stocks

If you invested in these oil and gas companies, you've probably seen double-digit losses. Is now the time to buy?

10 Quick Financial Moves to Make Today at Lunch

Escape the office for an hour everyday and spend your time managing your finances for maximum return — and early retirement.

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

5 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men

In general, women investors are more risk-adverse than men investors. But who earns the better returns?

4 Big Tech Stocks Offering Big Returns

There's more to tech investing than social media stocks. Find some room for these big tech stocks in your portfolio and 2015 could be a big year.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter

Falling temperatures mean rising fortunes for these five firms whose business booms with winter's gloom. Add some wintry sparkle to your portfolio!

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.

10 Financial Moves You Can Make During Your Commute

Your commute may seem like a waste of time, but it may actually be the best time to optimize your finances — even if you're behind the wheel.

5 Ways to Profit From Obama's Cuba Announcement

Even small investors can profit from the thawing of relations between the United States and Cuba. Here are five investments to consider.

15 Personal Finance Rules You Should Be Breaking

Rules are made to be broken — even supposedly ironclad personal finance rules. Find out when it's okay to skirt money management law.