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Covered-Call Funds Offer Big Payouts

The market's manic moves might have you feeling like the main thing stocks are good for is raising your blood pressure, not raising your net worth. But there's one type of investment that may both calm your...

How to Protect Your Portfolio Against Black Swans

After the tremendous stock market boom of the 1980s and 1990s, investors thought they could do no wrong. But the events on September 11, 2001, shook everyone from their complacency. Investors realized that big...

5 Stocks to Give As Graduation Gifts

If you're looking for a graduation gift that will make a lasting statement, consider giving a portfolio of high-quality, dividend-paying stocks. This gift can result in a value of hundreds of thousands (or...

Best Vanguard Funds for Retirement Income

Vanguard customers, especially retirees who want income-producing funds, can rest easy. Between the firm's many index funds and its actively managed portfolios, investors have plenty of good choices including the...

Trust but Verify with Your Financial Adviser

Trust is the coin of the realm in the field of financial advice. You should always feel comfortable with your financial adviser, confident that the adviser would never deceive you. But that means you need to do...

4 Ways to Create Your Own Pension

A generation ago, if you worked for a large employer, you retired after 30 or 40 years with a nice pension that paid you every month until your dying day. That isn't the reality for most of us today.See Also:...

What Investors Can Learn from the 2016...

Ask any political junkie, and they'll tell you that the 2016 presidential campaign has been one of the strangest they've ever experienced. The rise of billionaire/reality TV star Donald Trump and Vermont Senator...

3 Things You Didn't Know About Warren Buffett

The list of celebrity investors is short, and Warren Buffett is at the top of it. But how much do you really know about him? Answer three questions from our Buffett quiz to find out.See Also: 8 Stocks Warren...

Thinking About Buying Gold? Think Again

It's been a typical spring. The stock market has been gyrating (sell in May and go away), a contentious election cycle is just heating up, Europe is still a mess, and then there is the Middle East. And just like...

Earn 3% to 5% Yield From Investment-Grade Bonds

Corporate bonds and government-agency and mortgage-backed securities can all deliver more income than Treasuries. The additional yield embedded in these investment-grade bonds should also help them retain more of...

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Basics of Money

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...

9 Secrets to Better Credit

Credit is complicated and, sometimes, counterintuitive. For example, being debt-free can result in a...

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