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The 5 Best Reasons to Start Investing in Bonds Now

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

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5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to wrong with a 401(k). Don't imperil your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

10 Reasons Why Apple Is Still on a Tear

Apple is once again red hot and primed for more growth in 2015. Find out what's driving Apple's success today.

4 Great Investments That Sounded Really Stupid in the 2000s

It's easy to make the right investments in hindsight. It's also easy to kick yourself for not taking the plunge when you should have.

The 7 Most Successful Women Investors

The world of finance is dominated by men with big portfolios. Learn how these seven women succeeded despite the odds.

5 Investors With Better Returns Than Warren Buffett

The Oracle of Omaha is lauded for his investment success — and rightly so! But other, less celebrated investors have done better. Find out how.

4 Ways to Beat the Stock Market in 2015

While some analysts project a bullish 2015 for the US stock market, others warn of a slowdown. Here are some alternate investments to consider.

Profit on the Oil Bust With These 10 Cheap Energy Stocks

If you invested in these oil and gas companies, you've probably seen double-digit losses. Is now the time to buy?

Should You Trust Your Money With These 4 Popular Financial Robo-Advisers?

More and more investors are choosing "robo-advisers" to manage their retirement and other investment accounts. Here are four to consider.

5 Ways Women Are Better Investors Than Men

In general, women investors are more risk-adverse than men investors. But who earns the better returns?

4 Big Tech Stocks Offering Big Returns

There's more to tech investing than social media stocks. Find some room for these big tech stocks in your portfolio and 2015 could be a big year.

5 Investments That Do Better in Winter

Falling temperatures mean rising fortunes for these five firms whose business booms with winter's gloom. Add some wintry sparkle to your portfolio!

5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

Many of Bernie Madoff's clients said "I thought he was my friend." Find out if your adviser is a friendly, but unscrupulous salesman and not the ethical adviser he should be.

4 Times Raiding Your Retirement Accounts Early Is Okay

Most experts agree you should "never" borrow from your retirement accounts, with a few exceptions, such as these.

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.

Can Reinvesting Dividends Really Save You on Taxes?

If you're reinvesting your dividends, you may be shortchanging Uncle Sam. Here's what you need to know about dividends and taxes.

The Top 5 ETFs You Should Buy Now

Exchange traded funds are popular due to low cost and diversification potential. Consider adding these five funds to your IRA or 401(k).

How and Why I Held Onto a Tanking Stock — And What Happened Next

One investor takes a chance on a growth stock just before the price falls. Learn how she rationalized her decision — and whether it was a mistake.

4 Cheap, Easy Ways to Invest Your First $1000

Investing is only for the wealthy, right? With even modest sums put aside, anyone can start building an investment portfolio — and it's easy, too.

9 Silly Reasons People Don't Invest (But Should)

People come up with the silliest reasons not to get started investing. Drop these excuses and get started investing!

7 Occasions When You Should Definitely Hire a Financial Advisor

It's great to be able to DIY your money, but some jobs require the skills of a pro. Be the smart about when to seek professional financial advice.