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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 Protect Yourself From Predatory Lending

"No credit? No problem!" At least, that's what a predatory lender might want you to think.

Why the Age of Your Credit History Matters

Your credit history is like a fine wine — the longer it matures, the better it is.

8 Signs an ETF Isn't Right for You

There are thousands of ETFs out there. Before you go buying willy-nilly, you might want to make sure they're right for you.

5 Essentials for Building a Profitable Portfolio

Investing is a bit of an art form, but it doesn't need to be a complicated one. Know the essentials, and you'll be on your way to great returns.

8 Money Lessons We Can Learn From Baseball

Our beloved national pastime can teach us a whole lot about hitting a home run with our money.

9 Threats to a Secure Retirement

What's keeping you from saving enough money for a secure retirement?

What Are Growth Stocks?

Looking to supercharge your portfolio? Here's how to find growth.

3 Smart Ways Young Millionaires Manage Their Money

Even if you aren't lucky enough to be a young millionaire, you can still learn a thing or two about money from the filthy rich under 40 set.

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?

7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Foreclosed Home

Are foreclosures all risk and no reward? Well, not always. Here are a few things to consider before calling one home.

4 Ways to Spring-Clean Your Investment Portfolio

Spring cleaning is in the air! After you dust the cobwebs out of your house, take time to dust them out of your investment portfolio, too.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Sell a Stock or a Fund

To sell, or not to sell? Ask yourself these 10 questions before you let go of a stock or fund.

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!

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!

17 Things You Should Never Skimp on for Safety Reasons

It's smart to cut corners and save money, but when it comes to health and safety, you're better off spending a little more.

9 More Supposedly Healthy Things That Are Actually Hurting You

It seems like health "dos" and "don'ts" change daily. How many of these former "dos" are you still doing?

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?

Beware These 16 Holiday Hazards

The holidays bring their own special risks and dangers. Keep your celebration a happy one by avoiding these festive season hazards.

5 Small Risks That Can Improve Your Life in Big Ways

Small risks always payoff in the thrill of the gamble and sometimes they payoff in much more. Take a chance on these — you've got nothing to lose!