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

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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.

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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.

How to Get Over These 5 Scary Things About Investing

If fear is holding you back from investing, screw your courage to the sticking place! Stop letting fear make your money decisions for you.

Smart Investors Have These 6 Traits — Do You?

It takes money to make money investing, and it takes a certain kind of person. Find out if you are, and if you aren't — how to become one.

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.

12 Wacky (and Not-So-Wacky) Investment Strategies That Actually Work

The conventional wisdom on investing is to buy and hold for a long time. But there are other strategies that many investors use to grab an edge.

Best Money Tips: The Investing Edition

Today we found some of the best articles from around the web on investing.

You May Be Putting Your Retirement Money in the Wrong Place

ETFs? Index funds? Stocks? Where should you put your retirement money? It depends on your situation and goals. Here's how to decide.

7 Ways Investing Sucks (and Why You Should Do It Anyway)

Yes, investing is complicated and difficult. But it's not as bad as you think.

Here's How Investing in Companies You Hate Can Make You Rich

Forget "buy what you like." If you hate it, invest in it.

How to Turn $25 a Week Into Almost $7000 in 5 Years

You don't need thousands of dollars to earn real money investing. All you need is $25 a week and a plan — this plan.

Here's How Simply Investing in Companies You Love Can Make You Rich

Investing in the stock market can seem challenging, but you really can earn solid returns by keeping it simple.

$4,000, $8,000, or Even $453,500 in 5 Years: A Low-Risk Investment Plan

If you're saving for a new car or a down payment on a house, you can boost your return in the short-term with little risk.

This One Thing Will Get You to $1 Million (Tax-Free!)

Saving a big hunk of money for retirement — up to a cool million — is not complicated or hard. All you have to do is this one thing, every month.

Trading Options Is a Sound Investment (and It's Simpler Than You Think!)

If mutual funds and individual stocks are passe, take a look at options. They're a lot less complicated than you think.

A Lot of People Don't Understand What an Investment Really Is. Do You?

An investment plan is more than numbers on a page. It's your strategy to live the life you want — on your terms.