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401k Asset Allocation: Two Methods for Headache-Free Diversification

Want to do one thing to ensure the money you’re saving today in your 401k or IRA will be around tomorrow? Diversify. Too many Americans have watched their retirement dreams disappear because they invested solely in the company stock of their e … [Read more...]

The Start-Up That Thinks Quality Investment Advice Shouldn’t Just Be For Rich People

The majority of the financial services industry pays little attention to young people. For example, unless you’re sitting on a seven-figure trust fund, the best financial advisors probably won’t return your calls. (And you should be wary of those w … [Read more...]

Asset Allocation: Your Key to Investing Success

"If you have trouble imaging a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn't be in stocks." -– Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard. If you invest 100% of your money in stocks, and the stock market has a bad year (or ten), you lose money. That’s why asset a … [Read more...]

The Case for Simple Investing

"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." – Mark Twain. I have some advice that might upset you. If … [Read more...]

Three Small Financial Tweaks You Should Make Before Winter

The end of the year is fast approaching. Soon you’ll be bellying up to your Thanksgiving feast and perhaps playing chicken with other holiday shoppers in some mall parking lot. Of course, you may be thinking about your holiday shopping already. And i … [Read more...]

How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, weather is turning cold, and the year is rapidly coming to an end. You may be thinking it’s time to go holiday shopping. Although this may be true, it’s also time for you to do something else. It’ … [Read more...]

Is Now The Time To Invest In The Housing Market?

Want to find the best places to invest? Look for areas others are avoiding. I would rather invest in something that has been down for 10 years than one that has been booming for the past decade. Today, no sector has suffered more over the past … [Read more...]

Investing Idea: Steel Stocks

Are you searching through the market trying to find a stock that is actually cheap? If so, then you should turn your attention to the basic material sectors. The steel industry is serving up some great stocks that are trading at multiples not seen in … [Read more...]

Strategies For Investing In Gold

With the recent weakness in the stock market, many investors are flocking to the safety of gold, which continues to trade near record highs. Economic instability has driven gold prices higher due to the rising national deficit in the United … [Read more...]

How To Position Your Portfolio For An Economic Recovery

If you watch financial television, things look bleak. The unemployment rate is at 9.9% and the Dow has dropped below 10,000. It looks like the world is coming to an end as we know it. Although it may not feel like it at the moment, the United … [Read more...]