mutual funds

Don't Be Fooled by an Investment's Rate of Return

You might get excited looking at that promising investment return — but it can be misleading. Here's what else you should look for.

6 Ways Meeting the 2018 401(k) Contribution Limits Will Brighten Your Future

Want to start 2018 off on the right financial foot? Start hitting the new 401(k) contribution limit.

Here's How Rate of Return Can Help You Invest Smarter

It's easy to get bogged down with investment terminology. Rate of return is an important one to know.

Start Planning Now for When Your Target-Date Fund Ends

Target-date funds are a common way to help you save for retirement. But what happens when they actually hit their target?

Why Warren Buffett Says You Should Invest in Index Funds

Warren Buffett made a huge bet on index funds — and won. Find out if you should make that bet, too.

The 3 Rules Every Mediocre Investor Must Know

The surprising truth is that mediocre investing advice is probably right for you. Learn about the basics.

Is There Such a Thing as a "Safe" Investment?

We all want to protect our nest eggs, but the question remains: Is any investment truly "safe?"

6 Ways to Invest When You're In Debt

Investing and paying down debt? Yep, you read correctly. It's possible!

What Are Income Stocks?

Income stocks yield promising profit with little price variation. Find out if they're right for your portfolio.

How to Buy Your First Stock(s) or Fund(s)

There's a first time for everything — including investing! Ready to dive into the wide world of stocks and funds? Start here.

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.