Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Getting a Head Start on College Savings
A few strategies that may help you prepare for the cost of higher education.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
It's important to understand how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments.
Over time, different investments' performances can shift a portfolio’s intent and risk profile. Rebalancing may be critical.
Understanding the economy's cycles can help put current business conditions in better perspective.
Is it possible to avoid loss? Not entirely, but you can attempt to manage risk.
Learn about the role of inflation when considering your portfolio’s rate of return with this helpful article.
If you are concerned about inflation and expect short-term interest rates may increase, TIPS could be worth considering.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
We all know the stock market can be unpredictable. We all want to know, “What’s next for the financial markets?”
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
Understanding the cycle of investing may help you avoid easy pitfalls.
The sandwich generation faces unique challenges. For many, meeting needs is a matter of finding a balance.
All about how missing the best market days (or the worst!) might affect your portfolio.
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?