Foreign Investing

Why These Foreign-Stock Funds Could Outshine US Funds

Bottom Line Personal asked stock-fund experts Janet M. Brown and Neena Mishra, CFA, why foreign stocks provide big opportunities now and which are the best mutual funds and exchang...


Toxic Stocks: These Beaten-Down Companies May Never Recover

Some major companies will never fully recover from the pandemic plunge, making them “toxic stocks” that should be shunned.

Medical Expenses

7 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs

Beyond generics and samples from your doctor or drug manufacturer…seven ways to save money on prescription medications.


You Can Buy Fractions of a Stock as a Gift

More than half-a-dozen brokerages let you buy slices of a stock for as little as a few dollars per share.

Health Insurance

Your Medicare Premiums Might Be Higher than They Should Be

If you are paying Medicare more than this amount, you might be able to lower your premium.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

ETFs Of Stocks That Help You Get Through the Pandemic

The stocks in these funds range from coronavirus fighters to stay-at-home helpers.

Portfolio Strategy

The Election and The Stock Market

There are sharp contrasts in how a new President Biden or returning President Trump would affect the economy and stock market. Here’s what it all means to your personal finances.


Don’t Miss These Hidden Opportunities in Foreign Stocks

Attractive foreign stocks include companies that are helping parts of the world deal with the pandemic, defense spending, low interest rates and more.

Estate Planning

New Financial and Health Protections for People with Chronic Disabilities

For people with chronic disabilities, here are better ways to protect finances and health options.


Coronavirus Puts Focus on Health-Testing Stocks

These companies test for current or past coronavirus or for other diseases that can be detected from home tests.


Work-from-Home Photos Can Create Security Risks

Photos of home offices can create opportunities for scammers when posted on social media.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Active Fund Managers Are Drawing More Fans

This year’s market crash opened up opportunities for top fund managers to spot bargains while avoiding the most vulnerable sectors.


2020 Trends That Will Drive Stocks for Years

The stocks this fund manager hunts for are tapping into consumer trends that have gotten a boost from the upheaval in consumer behavior and spending.


6 Ways Scammers Target Older People

Most common scams are against people age 60 and up. How to protect yourself from being fooled. How to protect your older loved ones.

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Alternative Funds Help Balance Volatile Portfolios

When added to a mix of stocks and bonds, these funds can provide extra protection against volatility.