Stories & Features

Is a Bear Market on the Prowl?

As the current bull market lumbers on, one question is top of mind when it comes to making our annual investing forecast: Is this the year we're going to predict a bear market? See Also: 8 Strategies to Survive a...

8 Stocks to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Donald Trump's election as president has fueled a powerful stock-market rally rooted in expectations of faster economic growth in 2017. And with faster growth is likely to come higher interest rates. Long-term...

7 Stocks for Retirees to Beat the Market in 2017

When I look for good stocks, I often turn to Morningstar. Although it's much better known for its mutual fund research, the Chicago-based firm boasts a superb record with its stock selections. What's more, few...

Is Your Adviser Really a Fiduciary?

In the world of financial planning, the term "fiduciary" has become co-opted and rather commoditized. From my perspective, being a fiduciary at its most basic definition means placing your client's interests...

7 Important Steps to Finding the Right...

Imagine reading a good book. You invest time and emotion into the book wondering how it will turn out. There are ups and downs along the way, but you remain hopeful based upon some authorial promises that all...

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires...

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or the...

Why You Need a Fiduciary to Help You Plan Your...

Planning for retirement can be one of life's most stressful events. Retirees will face changes and challenges that will impact their finances, including the death of a spouse, long-term care needs, prescription...

Flying High By Managing Risk In Wealth Management

Managing wealth is like flying an airplane. In doing both, you'll face plenty of risk. The secret to both flying and investing is managing those risks. SEE ALSO: 13 Risks You Face When Investing The first step...

5 Stocks to Sell Now for 2017

Pitches to buy stocks are Wall Street's driving force. But analysts rarely slap stocks with a "sell" rating. That's partly because it's too easy to get a sell recommendation wrong. Even if a stock looks...

8 Stocks to Buy Now for 2017

These eight stocks all offer strong growth prospects at reasonable prices, a combination that should result in solid gains. We lean toward large companies, but our picks also include two small caps. These eight...

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Basics of Money

Make a Plan for Your Retirement Savings

How do you come up with the right amount to divert to your 401(k) plan?Financial planners have...

What to Ask Before Buying an Annuity

Heard the stories about people who are sold an annuity but later aren't sure what they've invested in?...

Putting Your Trust in Trusts

What is a trust? Essentially, it is an arrangement whereby you give assets to a legal entity (the...

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