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7 Fastest Ways to Recover From Holiday Overspending

Have you already blown the holiday budget for this year? Here's how to get back on track.

How to Pick Your First Stocks and Funds

You're ready to start investing. But where, exactly, do you start? It's easy! Try these clever ways to pick your first stocks and 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.

Does Skill Really Matter in Stock Market Investing?

Some claim a successful investment portfolio is pure luck. Others say it's skill. Which is it?

Think Outside the Index When You Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio

If you are rebalancing your portfolio before the end of the year, make sure you are truly diversified.

It's So Simple: 6 Steps to a Stable Retirement

It doesn't take feats of financial wizardry to fund a stable retirement. Let's break it down into easy-to-follow steps.

8 Types of Investors — Which One Are You?

From set-it-and-forget-it to ultra hands on, there are many different types of investors. Which one are you?

Is Dollar Cost Averaging the Right Strategy for You?

Want to invest a lump sum while cutting down risk? Dollar cost averaging may be your move.

Cash Might Make You Happier, But Investments Will Make You Richer

Having a lot of cash on hand might put a smile on your face, but if it's long-term wealth you're after, you need to invest.

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.

Want Your Investments to Do Better? Stop Watching the News

If you want to be a better investor, consider stepping away from the market "news."

How to Spot Lousy Investment Advisers

"Superior" investment advice is a pretty rare thing. So rare, most of the time it's really just lousy.

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.

The Surprising Truth of Investing: Mediocre Advice Is Best

While you might wish for superior investing advice, it turns out mediocre advice is really all you need.

How to Return Items Through Your Credit Card If the Store Refuses

Credit card policies can get you a refund when the store refuses. Just be sure to read the fine print.

7 Expensive Stocks That Are Totally Worth It

Make no mistake about it, these stocks are super-expensive — but they're not necessarily overpriced.

7 Reasons Millennials Should Stop Being Afraid of the Stock Market

Young people aren't investing as much as they should be — and it's costing them. Get over these fears and start putting your money to work.

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?