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How to Earn Up to 4% Yield From Floating-Rate...

Interest rates on floating-rate loans, essentially IOUs that banks make to borrowers with below-investment-grade ratings, are tied to a short-term benchmark and reset every 30 to 90 days. That makes these loans a...

Best Dividend Stocks of the S&P 500

While you wait--and wait--for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, you can collect generous checks by investing in dividend stocks. And you don't have to wander far to find attractive payers. Just look at...

Best T. Rowe Price Funds for Your 401(k)

T. Rowe Price isn't as big a player in the retirement-plan world as Fidelity and Vanguard. Only 13 of its funds rank among the top 101 mutual funds in 401(k) plans, well behind Fidelity's 22 and Vanguard's 31....

9 Ways to Boost Your Investment Income

It used to be easy to earn generous income safely from your investments: Buy Treasury bonds or certificates of deposit and watch the cash roll in. But with yields on low-risk investments scraping rock-bottom and...

How to Earn Up to 8% Yield From Dividend Stocks

The U.S. market may not be a bargain, but a lot of stocks sport dividend yields that beat the pants off Treasury bonds. The economy is growing nicely, and many companies are loaded with cash, so it's not hard to...

12 Stocks to Earn Dividends Every Month

A regular paycheck isn't the only way to ensure a steady flow of income. Whether you are already retired or simply planning ahead for retirement, by carefully selecting stocks that pay dividends on the right...

An Easy Way to Invest in India's Hot Stock Market

India is hot. Over the past year, the MSCI India index returned 21.2%, way ahead of the 0.8% gain in the MSCI Emerging Markets index. To what does India owe its strong results? Actually, it's to whom, says...

Good Reasons to Sell a Mutual Fund

Why is it so tough to know when to fish and when to cut bait? Because even the very best funds go through wretched stretches, sometimes lasting three years or more. Morningstar illustrated this by looking at 202...

FMI International Rides the Dollar's Strength

Take a look at the MSCI EAFE index, a prominent gauge of foreign-stock performance, and you might conclude that overseas markets have had a rough go of it lately. That's because the index lost 0.5% over the past...

A Small Real Estate Fund Steps Up

Investing in real estate can be rewarding, and you don't need to own a shopping mall or an office complex to reap the benefits. Property-owning entities called real estate investment trusts--which trade like...

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Basics of Money

When and How to Hire a Tax Pro

Tax software does a good job of breaking down tax preparation into manageable bites. It will alert you...

What to Ask a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers and planners attend seminars and classes and read books so they can learn how to...

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a Capital Gain? A capital gain is what the tax law calls the profit when you sell a capital...

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