Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 10:39 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Does a dividend reinvestment plan still make sense when a senior starts depending on the portfolio for retirement income?

Monday, March 31, 2014 10:57 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Does the corporate decision to repurchase shares make sense right now?

Thursday, August 08, 2013 5:30 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The mortgage company is quickly paying down its debt to taxpayers.

Friday, November 02, 2012 11:02 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Does a rising tide lift all boats? Not if those boats are investors. The tie between per capita GDP and stock returns is tenuous.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Letting taxes on qualified dividends rise at the end of the year isn’t just a problem for rich people.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:00 am
By OliverPursche · Bankrate.com

After reporting a stellar first quarter on April 20 and lifting the market overall, McDonald’s is now on the ropes with investors.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 4:27 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

They used to be called widow and orphan stocks. Dividend-paying stocks have earned a reputation as solid, predictable forms of income, but are they still solid? Dividend stocks offer capital appreciation and income that can be paid to you on a regular schedule or reinvested to boost returns until you’re ready for income. This year,

Friday, December 03, 2010 12:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stodgy old dividend-paying stocks have received a lot of attention recently. With bond yields dragging and CD rates stagnating at record lows, it’s no wonder. For investors seeking income-producing investments, “I think in today’s environment that people should be focused on dividend-paying stocks. You read it all over the place — but don’t reach for

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

More than 80 percent of wives will outlive their husbands by an average of 14 years, according to calculations using U.S. Census data. Retirement plans for couples should take that reality into account. Catherine Avery of Catherine Avery Investment Management, a New York City-based investment management company whose clients are primarily women, says she recommends

Tuesday, September 07, 2010 4:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When Congress comes back into session in two weeks, the debate over tax rates promises to dominate political discussions through the end of the year. One of the hottest issues for anyone involved in retirement planning is the proposed increase in the tax rate on dividends. If Congress doesn’t intervene, dividends, which are now taxed at