Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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?

Friday, August 26, 2011 4:04 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Has gold finally reached its peak, or will it continue going up? The precious metal has had a 10-year-plus bull run, but since 2008 it’s been on a tear. This week it breached the $1,900 threshold for the first time, before retreating a bit. Today gold moved up again. And soon, your employer may be

Monday, November 08, 2010 3:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If your retirement planning includes managing your own investments after you stop working, here’s some counterintuitive advice from a professor at the University of Iowa, who has been studying the investment learning curve. Yiming Qian, an associate professor of finance in the Tippie College of Business, examined the trades of 31,000 individual investors and discovered