mutual funds

Are You Choosing the Right Fund for Your Portfolio?

ETFs are rapidly becoming one of the more popular investments, hot on mutual funds' tail. So how exactly are they different?

The Only 8 Rules of Investing You Need to Know

Investing seems so risky — and complicated. It really isn't, though, if you stick to the basics.

7 Investment Accounts All 30-Somethings Should Have

You're not a kid anymore. It's time for you, and your money, to grow up.

11 Investing Tips You Wish You Could Tell Your Younger Self

If you could go back 20 years and give your younger you some investment advice, would it echo any of these 11 pearls of financial wisdom?

4 Ways "Boring" Investments Make Life Exciting

The most exciting part about investing? Watching your money grow — and safe, reliable investments do that just fine.

The Best Ways to Invest $50, $500, or $5000

Whether your windfall is a crisp $50 bill or a few thousand smackers, you can invest it wisely for the best long term payoff. Here's how.

11 Investment Mistakes We All Make

If you've ever fumbled with your investments, you aren't alone. How many of these investing mistakes are you guilty of?

7 Signs Your 401(k) is Underperforming

If your 401(k) is failing to impress, better to know it now than never. Here are some early warning signs your retirement fund is sinking.

The 9 Best Performing Mutual Funds of the 2000s

How's the market been treating you? If you've dosed up on biotech and health care over the past 15 years, your portfolio should be pretty healthy.

9 Top Mutual Funds for Low-Risk Investors

If you want to protect your nest egg without a lot of worry or hassle, consider these low-risk mutual funds that'll help you sleep at night.

10 Top Mutual Funds for Income Investors

Whether you're closing in on retirement or just need some extra cash, these 10 well-crafted mutual funds are worth a look.

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.

How to Build an Investment Portfolio for Under $5000

So you've been diligently saving and you're ready to move some money into longer term investments. Try this easy-to-follow plan for investment newbs.

7 Ways to Invest in Biotech Without Getting Burned

Thinking about trying your hand at biotech? Investing the pharmaceutical sector is risky, but with a little insight, you can see hefty returns.

5 Easy Ways to Start Green Investing

Nurture your financials and Mother Earth at the same time with five eco-friendly investments that do well for you and the planet.

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.

8 Ways ETFs Can Put More Money in Your Pocket Than Mutual Funds

It used to be that that the smart way to invest simply was to buy mutual funds. Not anymore — ETFs are where your money should go.

The 5 Best Reasons to Start Investing in Bonds Now

Bonds offer investors several advantages, but you should understand their potential risks and basic terms before you jump in.

Is This Hidden Cost Sapping Your Retirement Savings?

You may know how fund expenses can sap retirement accounts, but some funds also have even sneakier fees you should be aware of.

3 Steps to Getting Started in the Stock Market With Index Funds

For new investors with limited resources, the stock market can be confusing and intimidating. Index funds are an easy, low risk, and affordable way to get started.