Money

Banking

The Bond-Fund Meltdown

Bonds are supposed to be steady, reliable, even boring investments—but they’ve created plenty of drama this year. The Bloomberg US…

Credit & Debt

Best Credit Cards for 2022

Prices and interest rates are rising fast, and consumers are facing a range of changes in 2022—does that mean they…

Investing

What We Learned From GameStop

An investor evaluating GameStop (GME) in 2020 would have found little to recommend it. The video-game seller was reporting losses…

Household Expenses

Beware Hidden Price Increases

Grocery prices are on the rise—but that’s not the only reason we aren’t getting as much for our money. Some…

Investing

ETFs for Chaotic Times

In today’s chaotic markets, using low-volatility exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to protect against stock market swings seems appealing. But there are…

Financial Planning

Home-Stretch Money Troubles

There is no good time to endure a major financial setback, but in or near retirement is an especially bad…

Investing

Winning Strategies for Cautious Investors

Warren Buffett once said, “After all, you only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” The…

Financial Planning

The Financial Risk of Early Decision

Students who apply to a college for “early decision” and who are accepted commit to enrolling in that school. Problem:…

The Economy

Stagflation Playbook

Are we about to get walloped by “stagflation”? We have not seen this combination of high inflation, high unemployment and…

Banking

Best Places to Stash Your Cash Now

Lift-off! After punishing savers with two years of near-zero short-term interest rates, the Federal Reserve expects to hike its benchmark…

Money Savers

Beware This Loan for Energy-Efficient Upgrades

The caller is promoting a program to help homeowners invest in efficiency upgrades. You can get a new furnace, roof…

Investing

Direct Indexing

Index funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) revolutionized investing by providing a simple way to get instant diversification. Now, brokerage firms…

Household Expenses

Secrets of Buying A Home Facing Foreclosure

Whether you are searching for a home to live in or one to invest in, you likely are facing a…

Investing

Investing in Energy Stocks in Today’s Volatile World

The death of fossil-fuel companies has been greatly exaggerated. For much of the last decade, oil-and-natural-gas stocks were on life…

Investing

Next Fast-Growing Market – India

For investors who want to diversify in fast-growing markets beyond the US, China has been the obvious choice. But the…