Mutual Funds & ETFs

10 Best Stock Funds for 2020

As the bull market tries to extend its record-long run, here are 10 stock mutual funds and ETFs that can meet the challenges.

Tax Planning

Frequently Overlooked Tax Deductions for 2019

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

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Start 2020 With Some Shrewd Tax Moves

To plan your taxes in the most efficient way possible, begin early.

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

How to Go About Making Tax Elections

It’s not always evident which tax “elections” you should make, but the choices can be vital.


Beware the Hazards of Robo Advisors

How to protect yourself from automated investment advice services (robo advisors) that may not be trustworthy.


Make Money by Working from Home

Where to look and how to apply for telecommute jobs—plus how to avoid scam listings.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance “IRAs” to Debut

Employers are about to get a new option to reimburse employees for health insurance premiums and other health-care expenses.

The Economy

Allen Sinai’s 2020 Forecast for the US Economy: No Recession Yet But Lower Returns

Top economist Allen Sinai says no recession yet but expect a weaker and more volatile stock market in 2020.

Buying & Selling

Quick Home Sales Are Offered by More Online Firms

A growing number of companies known as iBuyers are offering to quickly buy homes themselves. But you typically end up with a much lower sale price.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

These Balanced Funds Offer A Safer Bet

These three mutual funds offer a balance of stocks and bonds that provide strong returns with less volatility.


Top Stocks Warren Buffett Would Pick in Today’s Stock Market

Want to mimic Warren Buffett’s legendary—and successful—investing style? Here are five stocks to get you started.


0% Brokerage Commissions Have Limits

Just because major brokerages slashed commissions on trading stocks to zero doesn’t mean you should ignore other fees.

Credit Report Score

How to Maintain Your Credit Score in Retirement

Even in retirement, a low credit score can hurt you. Here’s how to bolster your score when you’re no longer working.

Health Insurance

Lyme or Chronic Fatigue? Get Your Insurer to Pay Up

When you doctor says you have a health problem that your health or disability insurer insists isn’t “real,” it’s time to fight back. How to win…

The Pay-Less-Tax Man

Tax Planning and Management Under the New Law

Nearly two years after the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, taxpayers are still getting used to the effects it has had. Here’s help.