Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

Monday, January 18, 2016 7:20 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Whether or not they work with an investment professional, investors should know their risk tolerance and how it shapes portfolio asset allocation decisions.

Monday, January 11, 2016 3:55 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary standard is the higher standard and requires that the professional put the client’s interests 1st in the actions he or she takes on behalf of the client.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The 1st day of market trading in the new year saw a market sell-off that was the worst 1st day of trading since 2008.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 1:25 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

ESG investing considers how companies score related to their environmental impact, societal impact corporate governance.

Monday, November 30, 2015 2:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

In taxable accounts, your capital losses can be used to offset your net long-term capital gains.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Alternative investments are assets classes other than stocks, bonds and cash.

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Thursday, November 05, 2015 4:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Avoiding risk doesn’t always mean you’re playing it safe.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:26 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury holds weekly T-bill auctions. That’s not news, but in the 4 weekly auctions held before the Oct. 19 auctions, the 1-month T-bill was priced to yield 0.00%.

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