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.

Monday, September 29, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should investors look beyond market-cap-weighted indexes when choosing an index fund?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:08 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A sky-rocketing stock market and easy money policies: Are stocks entering bubble territory?

Monday, March 11, 2013 1:25 pm
By Greg Guenthner · Bankrate.com

To the average investor, new highs posted last week by the Dow Jones industrial average were an impossible feat.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

What’s old is new again and dividend investing is big news in 2012.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012 11:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

There’s a great piece on the New York Times’ website, NYtimes.com, if you’re from under a rock, titled “Why do we still care about the Dow?” by Adam Davidson of Planet Money fame. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a closely watched index but is comprised of only 30 giant companies. Here’s how the index