Money

Scholarships

Hidden Traps in Employer Tuition Programs

The coffee chain Starbucks drew a lot of attention recently when it announced that it would cover the cost of…

Health Insurance

If You Have Employer Health Insurance…

Watch Out for This Year's Traps Keep your eyes open during your employer's health insurance open-enrollment period this year. Widespread…

Credit Cards

The Store Credit Cards Worth Having

Perks Include 15% Off...0% Financing...Free Shipping...More Store cards—those merchant-branded credit cards offered by many large retailers—can provide some very appeal...

Mutual Funds & ETFs

Closed-End Clones

When is a clone better than the original? When it’s a bargain-priced copy of a bond mutual fund. Mutual funds…

Household Expenses

Save Big Bucks at Year’s End

These last few months of the year are a great time to save yourself a lot of money in medical…

Portfolio Strategy

4 Biggest Mistakes Investors Are Making Now

Many of the investors who visit Peter Mallouk’s offices in a Kansas City suburb have one big request—don’t let me…

Stocks

Small Emerging-Market Stocks

Many investors feel pretty brave when they venture into ­emerging-market stocks, which can be relatively volatile. But for the most…

Tax Planning

How to Save Big on Taxes in Retirement

Here's another reason to love retirement—the ability to save big money by managing your annual tax bill. Once retired, you…

Credit Report Score

The New FICO Rules Are Tricky

It soon may be easier and less expensive to obtain credit, thanks to updates to the FICO scoring system, which…

Stocks

Stock Tip: Amedisys

Bottom Line/Personal: I’m Steven Kaye, editorial director of Bottom Line Publications, and this is Bottom Line On Your Money, where…

Stocks

The Best Stocks in Europe

9 Countries to Invest In Despite the Region's Turmoil This is an extended version of an article that originally appeared…

Stocks

The Robot Revolution

Which Companies to Invest in Now Robots have come a long way from when they mainly performed repetitive tasks on…

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…