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Stabilize Your Portfolio With These 5 Bond Funds

Bonds don't promise thrilling growth, and that's a plus. Consider adding these five funds to your nest egg for balance — and some tax advantages.

4 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill With Bonds

Everyone knows bonds can add diversity and stability to your portfolio. Even better? Many can reduce your taxes, too.

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Wishes You Knew

Then again, if you already knew these truths about investing, why would you need a financial advisor?

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.

6 Sobering Facts About the Stock Market

The Stock Market is a safe, reliable way to grow your nest egg right up until it isn't.

The 6 Best Financial News Sites for Investors in a Hurry

Whether you're new to investing or an experienced trader, these sites will keep you up-to-date, wherever there's Internet.

Learn How to Invest With These 5 Stock Market Games

If you've ever felt daunted by the complexity — and risk — of investing real money, try it for pretend first. It's fun, too!

Find the Investing Style That's Right for You

Risk and reward go hand in hand, but how do you pick the investment strategy for your needs? Brush up on the basics before you buy.

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.

10 Stocks and Bonds That Will Profit From the Fed Rate Hike

The Fed raised interest rates for the first time in a decade. How will the market — and your portfolio — respond?

How Much Can You Afford to Risk In a Play Money Account?

Taking reasonable investment risks can be fun with "play money" you set aside for the purpose — just don't risk your retirement or emergency fund!

The 10 Biggest Myths About Investing

Investing isn't nearly as scary as many of us imagine. Let's debunk some of the biggest myths.

5 Latin American Markets to Watch

For those with a greater risk tolerance, growing Latin American economies offer opportunity. Is there room in your portfolio for a trip south?

5 Important Things to Know About Your 401K and IRA in 2016

Another new year already? Yep, and here's what the coming year will bring for your retirement accounts.

10 Stocks to Invest in During the Holidays

These companies are poised for a big holiday blitz and that might make them good stocking stuffers for your portfolio.

Stabilize Your Portfolio With These 11 Dividend Stocks

With interest rates stuck at historic lows, stocks that pay dividends can generate cash income. These dividend stocks are definitely worth a look.

What's the Right Percentage of Cash for Your Portfolio?

Cash can play an important role when it comes to investing, but it can also slow overall portfolio growth. What's stability actually worth?

Should You Buy VW Shares? 10 Battered Stocks Worth Considering

Some stocks have taken a real beating this year. Could this be the right time to jump in?

6 Things Investors Should Know About the October Effect

October is perhaps the scariest month for investors. Or is that just a spooky myth?

10 Deliciously Profitable Food and Beverage Stocks

Everybody needs to eat, right? Put some extra food on your table with food and beverage industry shares that offer a nutritious return.