Money

Stocks

These Stocks Beat Up and Down Markets

Some investors have stock portfolios that soar during bull markets but plunge during bear markets. Other investors have portfolios that…

Legal

The Verdict on Prepaid Legal Plans

Prepaid legal plans promise to provide a lawyer’s help when you need it for a modest subscription fee of $20…

Portfolio Strategy

Dividends Every Month

You can design a stock portfolio that provides income every month of the year. It provides a steady cash stream…

Stocks

How to Invest in Robot Stocks, China Stocks, Shale and Other Themes

Robots...Women CEOs...Fighting Fat...and 100 More Portfolios of the Future Would you invest in a collection of stocks based on the…

Retirement Planning

You Can Still Retire Even If You’ve Saved Nothing

Baby boomers are in trouble. They’re nearing retirement, but many have very little, if any, money saved. Now what? This…

Retirement Planning

3 Rules to Follow When Calculating Retirement Age

Many of us start dreaming of retirement from the first day we start working. It’s a lovely fantasy, but in…

Retirement Planning

3 Rules to Follow When Choosing an Annuity

The sales pitch sounds sexy—pay a little now, and get big payouts later to cover your retirement expenses. But are…

Cutting Taxes

The 5 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Taxes…we all have to pay them, but nobody wants to pay more than their fair share. Sadly, many of us…

Life Insurance

How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Congratulations! You are thinking about life insurance. It can be kind of creepy to think about, and it can be…

Taxes

The IRS May Be After You

Who's Getting Audited and What to Do If It's You IRS audit rates are trending downward, but that doesn't mean…

Credit Report Score

How to Get an Absolutely, Totally Free Credit Score

(And avoid the phony ones) We no longer have to pay to learn the credit scores that play a big…

Credit Report Score

Surprising Ways You Can Hurt Your Credit Score

... even if you pay your bills in full each month Many would-be borrowers are discovering that their good credit…

Credit Report Score

How to Fix a Credit Report Error

Insider secrets that will raise your credit score The credit reports of more than one out of every five Americans…

Mutual Funds & ETFs

3 Single-Country Funds with Long-Term Potential

An exchange-traded fund that invests only in Indonesian stocks plunged by more than 23% last year as investors shunned the…

Scams

Don’t Fall for These Scams…

Not long ago, a neighbor of mine was persuaded by a telemarketer to buy $50 worth of vitamins over the…