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How To Take Advantage of Rising Interest Rates

As the economy recovers, interest rates will start to increase. To many, rising interest rates are a bad thing because they lead to higher rates on mortgages, auto loans, and credit cards. Although it's true that higher rates can hurt, rising … [Read more...]

Should You Borrow Money to Invest for Retirement?

Two Yale Professors want you to borrow money to invest in the stock market. Economists Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff first pitched the idea in a 2005 Forbes column called Mortgage Your Retirement. Their philosophy is this: Young people should take … [Read more...]

Five Strong Stocks for Beginning Investors

So, you've made the decision to start investing, but you just aren't sure what stocks to buy. Building a portfolio can seem like a complicated process, especially when you're just starting out. And that's a good thing, because it's important to get … [Read more...]

The Investing Lesson Todd Taught Me

As a boy, I spent a lot of time annoying our next-door neighbor, Todd, a successful work-at-home plastics executive. In exchange, he taught me curse words, how to play poker, and one very smart habit. Todd read a Boston Globe every morning in a … [Read more...]

How to Start Saving For Retirement

Perhaps you heard it from your parents, some guy you know who "really has it together" or maybe you've read it on a blog like this one. Regardless of where you got the advice: You know that it's never too early to start saving for retirement. That … [Read more...]

Should You Save First for Retirement or a Down Payment on a House?

Last week, a long-time reader e-mailed a superb question: If you must choose, should you save first for retirement or save for a down payment on your first home? Obviously, both are important. The younger you are when you start contributing to a … [Read more...]

Four Common Investing Mistakes

Savvy investors know that a single mistake can wipe out months—even years—of solid returns. And beginning investors often make their share of the same four common blunders. In fact, tactics for identifying and avoiding these investing missteps are amo … [Read more...]

Economic Bubbles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and Why You Should Care

You don’t need a Ph.D. in economics to know that economic bubbles---and their ensuing POPS!---can take us all for a wild ride. Bubbles occur anytime asset prices appreciate unrealistically; and they happen more often than we think. In the United S … [Read more...]

Is Investing Gambling?

There is a thin line that differentiates investing and gambling. We might consider professional gamblers---poker players, for example---a breed of speculative investors. Of course, we might also call investment professionals who take wild risks … [Read more...]

When to Sell a Stock

To make a successful investment, you must know when to buy and when you should sell. The reality is that there are only a handful of companies worth holding onto for long periods of time—and there are very few investors who are perceptive enough to b … [Read more...]