Archive for: Investing

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?

Gift Tax: Don’t Fear Taxes When You Give (Or Receive)

The gift tax rules allow you to give or receive up to $14,000 before incurring taxes.

Gift tax rules allow tax-free gifts up to $14,000. How does the gift tax work? Do you owe taxes on a cash gift? How much can you give before paying tax?

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.

For Women, Life Can Get In The Way Of Saving: 3 Things You Must Do To Protect Your Financial Health

Five Retirement Readiness Tips For Young Women

Women have a harder time saving money than men and are more likely to retire broke. But it doesn’t have to be that way!