Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 11, 2015 5:12 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors have gotten their heads turned by the tax-free income aspect of municipal bonds, but the decision on whether to own munis is more complex than just the tax status.

Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The herd instinct is a mentality that rears its ugly head when individual decision-making goes out the window and people invest in the same way as everybody else.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Many 401(k) accounts reflect extreme asset allocation, with 100 percent invested in stocks or no stocks at all. For younger or older investors, that is a problem.

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.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 4:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A former NFL player ran a Ponzi scam, the SEC says. Will Allen and his partner claimed to lend money to pro athletes, with a promise to investors of up to 18 percent in interest.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The issue in waiting until April 15, 2015 to fund 2014′s IRA contributions is that you’re losing up to 15 months’ worth of investment returns.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:46 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It takes money to make money. The best investor in the world won’t get anywhere without frugality, saving and a commitment to living debt-free.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

What I’m not sure if we should admire Read for the size of his estate or feel sorry for him because he didn’t use his wealth during his lifetime for life goals.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00 am
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This app invests your spare change into a personalized portfolio. Is it a good fit for you?

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.

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