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3 Tech Stocks to Own for the Next 10 Years

When it comes to stocks, we like playing the long game: picking solid companies, sticking with them through tough times and hanging on for years, even a decade or more. Investing for the long haul can smooth out...

5 Simple Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Retirement

You can make a lot of mistakes in your youth ... and assuming none of them get you killed or put in prison, you can generally recover from them. Time is on your side. But the closer you get to retirement, the...

Best FANG Stocks for Tech Investors to Buy Now

In February, when jittery markets sent the shares of the so-called FANG stocks plunging, Kiplinger recommended snapping up shares of all four: Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Alphabet (formerly known as Google)...

S&P 500 Stocks Due for a Turnaround

If you had invested $100,000 five years ago in a low-cost fund that tracks Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, you'd be sitting pretty today. Over that period, the index has returned an annualized 14.6%, so you...

8 Risky Stocks That Are Worth the Risk

Want big returns? Take on big risks. So goes the inescapable calculus of investing. With so many investors focused on safety and income these days, we decided to take a contrarian approach by looking for risky...

What's the Better Value: Amazon.com or Alphabet?

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) is beating Alphabet Inc (GOOGL, GOOG) when it comes to stock performance, up 14.1% year-to-date compared to 2.7% for Google's parent. The same story plays out over one-year, three-year,...

6 Critical Investment Questions

Someone much wiser than me once said that if you don't know where you're going, any path will get you there. This couldn't be truer than when it comes to investing. And often it will be a lot more dangerous. So...

It's a Bad Time to Invest in S&P 500 Index Funds

Over time, most actively managed funds fail to beat Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. No one with any sense questions that. But the S&P 500 has been on a tear over the past few years, making it difficult for...

7 Good Energy Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

Retirement investors want sure things. There isn't enough time to make up for stocks that just fall into the ground, never to return. So considering how awful energy has been for the past couple of years, it's...

Investors, Look for Buying Opportunities While...

If there was ever any doubt that we would end the year without a big interest rate hike, it's probably been erased by now. Still, investors should keep an eye on the Federal Reserve because their actions--or...

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Basics of Money

The Etiquette of Fundraising

Lending your financial support to worthy causes feels good - until you feel sapped by frequent...

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...

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