Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 08, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you accept that there’s not a one-size-fits-all withdrawal rate, you can move forward with approaches to estimating sustainable spending each year based on your portfolio’s valuation.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:52 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new study found that most investors make basic mistakes with their investment portfolios, including a lack of diversification and paying too much in fees.

Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you think the market is a little long in the tooth, rebalancing your portfolio will get you to your target asset allocation.

Monday, March 02, 2015 2:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Think you have to be a rocket scientist to invest for the long run? Think again — the most successful long-term investors do the least.

Monday, January 05, 2015 11:45 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The price of gold enjoyed a huge run up following the global financial crisis. Do investors have any use for the shiny metal now that fear has abated?

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These four smart savings moves can help set you on the right path to retirement.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:37 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Rebalancing is an important part of a buy-and-hold investing strategy. A new study points out that though rebalancing is vital, it can be risky in the short run.

Monday, November 03, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The question becomes, how often should you rebalance? It makes a difference where you hold the investments.

Monday, October 27, 2014 11:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The investor policy statement should address whether you are willing to make tactical asset allocation decisions in your portfolio.

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.

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