Archive for: Investing

Small Cap, Mid Cap, Or Large? The Right Mix For Your Portfolio


Building a diversified portfolio means investing in a mix of large, stable corporations and smaller companies with growth potential. Here’s what you need to understand about market capitalization and how it should inform your asset allocation strategy.

Is A 529 Plan Really The Best Way To Save For College?


The IRS created 529 plans to help parents save for kids’ education, tax-free. But here’s why a 529 plan may not be the best way to save for college.

The Beginner’s Guide To Value Investing


Value investing focuses on buying undervalued stocks of strong companies and holding them over a long period of time. Learn the basics of value investing and why it’s been a success for so many patient, diligent investors.

myRA: What You Need to Know About the New myRA Savings Account


In President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, he unveiled plans for myRA: A new retirement savings account that is supposed to make it simple and affordable for young workers to set aside a few dollars for retirement. How does myRA work? What’s different? And can myRA be used as a safe place for short-term savings, too?

Index Funds Vs Target-Date Funds: How To Decide Which Is Right For You

Index Vs Target Date

How much time do you want to spend dealing with your investments? Target-date funds are designed to manage your portfolio with minimal hassle for many years. But they come with a cost. Are they a good choice for you?

Net Worth Is Your Most Vital Financial Stat—Do You Know Yours?


Net worth is assets minus liabilities, and it’s a snapshot of your overall financial health. It’s important to track it over time so you can ensure that your wealth is moving in the right direction.

Lending Club Review: Get A Loan Without A Bank, Or Lend Money To Others


Lending Club is the largest peer-to-peer lending network where everyday investors can make loans to borrowers who can take out personal loans of up to $35,000 without going to the bank. Learn how social lending works at Lending Club.

Foreign Investments: Here’s Why You Should Take The Leap


Young adults have an advantage when it comes to investing: Long time horizons mean you can take on more risk than older people. If you are comfortable with higher risks, foreign markets are a great opportunity to get higher returns.

How To Get Over Your Fear Of The Stock Market And Start Investing 


The 2008 stock market downturn scared a lot of millennials away from investing. If fear is preventing you from investing your savings, it’s time to reconsider.

Don’t Lose Your Shirt To The Next Stock Market Bubble: The Easy Guide To Smart Portfolio Diversification

Diversifying your portfolio is harder than it sounds; here's what you need to know.

In theory, portfolio diversification is easy: Put your eggs in many baskets. Actually diversifying is harder than it sounds. Here’s what you need to know.