Investing Blog

Leave the screaming debates and breathless stock reports on TV and figure out what to do with your money for the long term. Bankrate's Investing Blog serves up fresh analysis of news and trends that affect investors, plus tips and advice about investing for the future. Whether you're mystified by mutual funds, exasperated by exchange traded funds, stumped by stocks or you're just trying to find an investment professional to figure it all out for you, this blog is the place for you. See the latest posts below.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The top 4 responses from all bracket participants were: 1. Live within your means; 2. Start saving early; 3. Rein in debt, and 4. Use credit responsibly.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:47 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Nine in 10 working Americans believe they should be investing for retirement, but only three-quarters are taking any action.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:17 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with financing current living expenses, taxes, insurance and staying current on loan payments, the household budget needs to allocate funds to investing for future life goals.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 10:37 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) are finding a bid in the marketplace after being ignored during a period of low inflation.

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Monday, February 29, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People with student debt are taking longer to find that career job that’s going to pay enough to contribute to a 401(k).

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Monday, February 22, 2016 5:06 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you leave a job for the next job opportunity, whether it’s on your terms or not, you have 4 choices about what to do with your 401(k) account from that employer.

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Friday, February 12, 2016 1:17 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (347-8) in early February to approve changing the definition of who is an accredited investor. An accredited investor is qualified to buy exempt securities — securities not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:57 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

On Monday, the U.S stock market opened lower on weak economic news out of China and lower oil prices. If China’s economy catches a cold, does Europe get the flu?

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Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

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Friday, January 22, 2016 3:47 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Do crowds have wisdom and would you let them pick your investments? One index is betting that groups may be able to engineer investing success better than pros.

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