Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face two primary risks when investing — the risk of losing principal and the risk of their investments losing purchasing power over time.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 7:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The move to let nonaccredited investors invest in hedge funds is an example of an investment approach winding its way down to retail investors.

Monday, September 22, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Plan providers offer default investment alternatives for plan participants in a 401(k) plan. Do they make sense for you?

Monday, September 15, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Too many financial decisions are made in isolation, and not by looking at the big picture.

Monday, September 08, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Target-date funds are mutual funds — and now exchange-traded funds, too — that invest in a combination of stocks, bonds and cash equivalents.

Monday, August 11, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Robo-advisers are changing how middle-class Americans with smaller portfolios get investment advice.

Monday, June 02, 2014 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

One expression I’ve always found odd in investing is “There is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines” or some variant of that expression. Like investors are waiting on the bench for the coach to signal that it’s time to get in the market. Why I find it odd is that there are two

Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The index reached an all-time high, but is it overvalued? What should you do now?

Friday, January 24, 2014 12:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The rich really are different — at least in the way they save and invest. Some of their ideas might be worth copying.

Monday, December 02, 2013 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

How to decide whether to rebalance your investment portfolio at year end.

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