Money

Career

Where the Jobs are 2021

Despite the pandemic, some jobs offer opportunities that many people could transition into within months.

Earning Extra Income

Turn Your Hobby into Cash by Selling on Etsy

How to make your products findable…set the right price…leverage social media…make customers love you…and more.

Stocks

What Market History Portends for Biden’s First Year

Here’s what tends to happen when there is a change in political party in the White House and when Congress is controlled by one party or two.

The Economy

Allen Sinai’s 2021 Economic Forecast: A New Bull Market Through 2025

Jittery investors must look past their myopic fears right now and position themselves for much better times, says economist Allen Sinai.

Mortgages

Mortgage Loans Harder to Obtain

Mortgage rates are at record lows, but borrowers are increasingly likely to have mortgage applications denied as lenders fear defaults.

Mortgages

How to Decide Whether to Pay Off Your Mortgage Despite Low Rates

Mortgage rates are so low that home loans seem like bargains, but paying off your mortgage early often remains a savvy money move.

Stocks

The Real Growth Stocks

Although about 270 stocks in the S&P 500 are classified as "growth," having increased revenue an average of 15% or more over the past five years, only 66 are truly worthy of th...

Stocks

Best Stock Funds and ETFs for 2021

The challenges and opportunities of 2020 will continue to shape fund success in 2021.

Banking

Beware Money-Market Fund Dangers

The benefits of a money-market fund have faded as the coronavirus-caused recession has lowered interest rates.

Buying & Selling

As the World Turns Topsy Turvy, Is This a Good Time to Buy a House?

Would-be buyers have been tempted by historically low mortgage rates…only to discover that the inventory of homes for sale is extremely low.

Stocks

Better Way to Invest in Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle makers have soared on the stock market, but electric system suppliers may be the better long-term investment.

Financial Planning

Worst Money Mistakes of 2020

In the face of this year’s global upheaval and enormous financial challenges, it is common for many investors, homeowners, consumers and savers to misstep, throwing off their jou...

Stocks

The Best Midcap Stocks and Funds Now

Medium-size companies have features that make them attractive to investors in the current environment.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

New “Non-Transparent” ETFs Offer Top Managers

A new SEC rule has encouraged managers of top mutual funds to launch ETFs with similar portfolios. Are they worthwhile?

Tax Planning

Frequently Overlooked Tax Deductions for 2020

The new tax law contains a lot of changes to deductions. Here’s what you need to know.