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5 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 50 Years

Here's a fun fact for you: Of the 12 stocks that made up the original 1896 Dow Jones Industrial Average, only one -- General Electric Company (GE) -- is still in the index. And even General Electric was briefly...

Should You Be an Index Investor?

The advantages of index funds are hardly secret. It has become an annual ritual for data companies to release a tally of the relatively poor performance of actively managed funds during the previous calendar year...

10 Explosive Energy Stocks Under $10

The past two years haven't been kind to energy stocks. Supply gluts and plummeting oil prices turned gushers into dry wells. And even with oil prices rebounding a bit in 2016, the broad Energy Select Sector SPDR...

3 Cult Stocks to Avoid: Tesla, Netflix, Amazon

When it comes to the stock market, sometimes the best buys are the ones you don't make. Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA), Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) and Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) are three cult stocks that investors should avoid...

5 Fiduciary Questions 401(k) Advisers Need To...

With high-profile 401(k) litigation making headlines, many plan sponsors, if they haven't already, will likely turn up the heat on their advisers by asking very pointed questions. Advisers should be prepared to...

How to Pick a Financial Adviser

My husband and I recently took advantage of a free consultation with a personal financial adviser at Vanguard, where we hold a big chunk of our investment accounts. After filling out a detailed financial...

5 Tech Stocks That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

"Only the paranoid survive." That was a mantra of former Intel Corporation (INTC) CEO Andrew Grove, who certainly knew that tech stocks could easily become obsolete. After all, he saw it happen plenty during his...

You Need a Financial Plan

We have all heard the cliché, "Hope is not a plan." Market corrections of 10% or more are never fun, but they do a great job of reminding us of the truth in that common phrase. We all need to remember that...

How Donald Trump Invests

When it comes to investing in the capital markets, Donald Trump takes big risks with bonds. With stocks, not so much. Regardless, his investments could use some work.See Also: Best Stocks for a Donald Trump...

Great Stocks With Rising Dividends

Investors don't need to be sold on the beauty of dividends. In a world of low interest rates, companies that share the wealth in the form of a cash payout have become the darlings of Wall Street. From the start...

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Basics of Money

Mid Year Strategies to Cut Your 2016 Tax Bill

Okay, the pain of tax-return time should be subsiding. And it's months before you need to start...

7 Good Reasons to Change Your Will

After you've created your will and an estate plan, you'll most likely need to revisit them at key...

20 Best Travel Sites to Save You Money

Feeling too pinched by the ever-troubled economy to travel? You can still find good deals to get away...

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