Why Bonds Belong In Your Portfolio At Any Age

The financial press trumpets bonds as the asset of choice for retirees relying on a fixed income. Although this may be true, bonds also play an important part in younger investors’ portfolios. Bonds have many benefits. Bonds bring balance to a … [Read more...]

How to Invest in Gold: A Beginner’s Guide

When you think of gold, what comes to mind? Eighteen-karat gold jewelry? Gold bricks stacked high in a vault? Sacks of gold coins used for bartering or paying tax collectors in Robin Hood's days? Or a sensible part of a modern investor's asset … [Read more...]

Asset Allocation for Investors Under 30

I have written a lot about the importance of contributing to a 401(k) or IRA on this site, but rarely about how you should invest that money. Truth is, getting money out of your paycheck and into investments is only half the fight. Now it’s time for t … [Read more...]