investment

If You Want Your 401K to Grow, Stop Doing These 6 Things

These easy to make mistakes can hurt your 401(k) — and ultimately your retirement. Are you doing any of these things?

A Lot of People Don't Understand What an Investment Really Is. Do You?

An investment plan is more than numbers on a page. It's your strategy to live the life you want — on your terms.

The Surprising True Source of Wealth Creation (That You Probably Already Have)

Building substantial savings isn't all about investment. In fact, you might already have the best tool in your grasp.

4 Reasons Why You Must Open a Roth IRA Before April 15

It's that time of year again. While tax season can bring a lot of stress, there are some things you can do to make it pay off for you. One of them is to open a Roth IRA, which is a little different than a traditional IRA. [more]

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

So you want to become a better investor, build more wealth, and gain financial freedom? Great! Where do you begin? There's tons of advice out there about how to make money in the market. And sadly, not all of it is good advice. [more]

One Simple Trick to Get the Best Tax Benefit From Your Retirement Portfolio

Discover how smart investors keep their retirement accounts in check.

How Much Money Will You Have in 30 Years?

For some of us, it's hard to know how much money we'll have a month from now, let alone 30 years from now. [more]

2 Things You Must Know Before Making a Major Spending Decision

Some investments and major purchases are better than others. Learn to to identify each — and how to find your way to financial security.

6 Financial Mistakes We Don't Make Anymore (and 2 We Still Do)

Once burned twice shy applies to personal finance, too. The Great Recession taught many of us to improve our financial ways, mostly for the better.

Investment Secrets of the Rich and Famous

Sure, celebrities have a lot more income to work with than most of us, but that doesn't mean we can't learn from their investing techniques.

4 Brain Hacks for Better Investment Decisions

When it comes to investing, we all know what we should do: invest money early in our careers, so compound interest can do its magic; buy low and sell high; and avoid anything that sounds too good to be true. [more]

E*Trade Review: If a Talking Baby Can Do It, So Can You

Just about everyone recognizes E*Trade. [more]

Why Index Funds Are the Best Choice for New Investors

Are you looking to build long-term wealth, but are so new to the world of investing that you don't know where to begin? [more]

The Basics of Asset Allocation

Once beginning investors move beyond indexes and mutual funds, they start to hear about asset allocation. Learn the basics and how they apply to your investment decisions.

TradeKing Review: The Best Brokerage for New and Intermediate Investors?

One of the most well-known online discount brokerages in the space is TradeKing. TradeKing was launched at the end of 2005, and itwas one of the first online brokerage firms to add social networking tools for investors. [more]

4 Common Investment Mistakes With First-Time Profits

Getting a startup to profitability is cause for celebration. But it's no time to lose focus on the bottom line.

3 Smart Investments for Greater Productivity

Three key business investments you should make before you buy a bunch of new computers and software.

Basic Tips for Investing in a Business

Investment is that exercise of applying your money in a particular endeavor, for the pursuit of growing one's money. We cover some basic tips for investing in a business.

The Duel: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

Which is the better investment? Both Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and mutual funds offer diversification and low-cost options. Knowing how they work can help you decide which is best for your needs. [more]

The 10-Step Staircase to a Comfortable Retirement

The secret to saving enough for retirement is simple. Start early and increase the amount you save over time. For many people the hardest step on the journey is that first one.