Money

Portfolio Strategy

How Much of My Money Should Be Invested in Stocks?

Bottom Line/Personal: As an investor, you labor over which stocks to buy, studying and tracking companies. My guest today says…

Portfolio Strategy

How to Diversify Your Stock Portfolio

Bottom Line/Personal: As an investor, you know that you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, so you’ve got…

Portfolio Strategy

How Many Different Stocks Should I Own?

Bottom Line/Personal: Many investors own dozens or even hundreds of different stocks because they want to be sure to be…

Stocks

Don’t Confuse a Great Company with a Great Stock

Bottom Line/Personal: Investors, can you tell the difference between a great company and a great stock? They are not the…

Stocks

When to Buy Stocks on Company News

Bottom Line/Personal: If you’re a dedicated investor and you pay attention to the news, you should be able to react…

Stocks

How to Decide When to Sell a Stock

Bottom Line/Personal: One of the hardest decisions investors have to make is when to sell a stock. And in fact,…

Stocks

How to Become Better at Picking Stocks

Bottom Line/Personal: The typical investor does not have access to all of the data and tools that the pros have.…

Investing

How Investors Should React to World News

Bottom Line/Personal: Most investors probably think they have their hands full just looking at companies and trying to choose the…

Stocks

Picking the Best Dividend Paying Stocks

Bottom Line/Personal: If you’re an investor and you own dividend-paying stocks, then you’ve got cash coming in no matter what…

Stocks

Newspaper Stocks

Are newspapers dead? And if so, how about their stocks? As more readers migrate online, newspaper companies have seen circulation…

Scams

Companies Are Diluting Products to Boost Profits

Next time you shop for a whole chicken or boneless chicken breasts in a supermarket meat section, give the ­labels…

Stocks

How to Buy low and Sell high

Bottom Line/Personal: You try to buy low and sell high, but if you’re like many investors, you end up doing…

Taxes

How to Fight Back When the IRS Says You Owe More Taxes

You paid your taxes—but now the IRS says that you owe more. Each year, the IRS sends out millions of…

Insurance

3 Things Employees Need to Know About HSAs

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) provide a triple tax break—money contributed to them is tax-free…it grows tax-deferred…and withdrawals are tax-free as…

Beneficiaries

How to Leave an IRA to Grandkids

Leaving an IRA to your grandchildren rather than your children could make it more valuable to your family. Heirs who…