Articles on Investment

4 Foolproof Ways to Protect Your Money From Inflation

Inflation may not be as taxing as it once was, but it still chips away at your money. Here's how to keep more of what's yours, for longer.

9 Great Stocks for Back-to-School Time

Back-to-school stocks are poised to have a strong autumn. Consider adding these strong cool-weather performers to your portfolio.

How Too Much Investment Diversity Can Cost You

Never put all your eggs in one investment basket. But how do you know if you have too many baskets?

8 Money Moves to Make Before You Start Investing

You're ready to start investing — great! But before you dive in, make sure your financial ducks are all in a row.

With Micro-Investing, Your Smartphone Pays YOU

If investing in the stock market puts you on edge, micro-investing with these three apps can help build your nest egg.

3 Ways Your Cash Rewards Can Make You Rich

Here are 3 ways you can turn your credit card cash rewards into wealth.

9 Ways to Tell If a Stock is Worth Buying

Wondering whether a stock is worth your investment? Here are a bunch of ways to decide!

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.

How to Tell if Your 401K Is a Good or a Bad One

The sad truth is that some 401K plans offer bad investments with high fees. Learn how to evaluate yours before you lose too much.

Insider Trading Is a Lot More Common Than You Think

We all remember when Martha Stewart pulled a Gordon Gekko. Ever wondered what exactly inside trading entails? Here's a breakdown.

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?

7 Money Moves to Make as Soon as You Conquer Debt

Congratulations, you're out of the red! Now it's time to start making your money work hard for you, too.

401K or IRA? You Need Both

You know you should have either a 401K or an IRA. Have you considered you might need both?

5 Reasons to Stay Away From Penny Stocks

Don't let the get-rich tales of penny stocks fool you. More often than not, it's best to steer clear.

10 Stocks Every Recent Grad Should Own

Gift the recent grad in your life one (or more!) of these great stocks, and they'll be on track to enjoy a nice profit.

Ask the Readers: What Has Been Your Best Investment Yet?

Tell us about your best investment and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Online Sites for Building Wealth

No need to shell out for a financial planner or risk going it alone. The Internet has all the tools you need to build your own wealth.

Are You Making the Biggest Investment Risk of All?

Millennials are the most conservative investment demographic since the Depression era. Are they playing it too safe?

What Are Hedge Funds, Anyway?

Very few of us have the pocket change kicking around to invest in hedge funds. But ever wonder what they are — and why they matter — anyways?

7 Investments That Usually Soar During the Summer

The stock market doesn't always lag in the summertime and these seven sectors remind that it's not always wise to "go away in May."