investment

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

One quirk of the tax law is that any contributions to a Roth IRA before April 15 count against last year's limits. Here are four good reasons to open one now.

5 Investing Basics That Can Make You Rich

Following a few fundamental strategies can mean the difference of over $100,000 over your investing lifetime. What are you waiting for? Start here!

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?

A key part of financial planning is goal setting. With the help of a conservative economic forecast and a common financial equation, you can plan how to reach it.

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

Investors may think they make rational decisions, but for many, emotions and psychology call the shots. Understand your biases to make better decisions.

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

E*Trade's wide selection of no-fee funds and ETFs make it a good choice for new and intermediate investors.

Why Index Funds Are the Best Choice for New Investors

New investors may be tempted to move their mutual fund investments into an actively managed fund. Choose an index fund instead to avoid a costly mistake.

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?

TradeKing's low fees and minimums, great research tools, and active community make it a good choice for your online brokerage.

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? Know how ETFs and mutual funds work can help you decide which is best for your needs. Let's have them face off, and see how each performs.

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.

Are You Saving For Your Child's College Education?

Not all parents are intending to save for their children's education. There may be various reasons why this is the case and it's something I'd like to explore a little, to determi

How to Make the Most of Your 401K

Most of us have a 401k account with our employer. But there are people who've decided not to participate in their employer's retirement program for a variety of reasons. But imagi

3 Alternative "Investments" for Long Term Enjoyment and Appreciation

Stocks, bonds, and real estate are investments we are all fairly familiar with. In the recent economic turmoil, many people are looking for alternative investments to maintain the