Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, February 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Roth IRA and the Roth 401(k) are funded with after-tax dollars, but qualified distributions are tax-free in retirement.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing in global mutual funds where the investment manager hedges some or all of the portfolio’s foreign exchange exposure is likely to be the easiest approach for the individual investor.

Monday, February 09, 2015 6:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors who wouldn’t dream of buying on margin in their brokerage account, decide that they will borrow against the equity in their home to invest in the market.

Friday, February 06, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Financial professionals are often paid investment fees based on an assets under management (AUM) model, where the client pays a percentage of the retirement portfolio’s valuation for the adviser’s services.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Read the fine print when you work with your investment professional. While they tend to be knowledgeable about taxes, there’s a disclaimer somewhere that they aren’t providing you tax advice.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If the Super Bowl Indicator holds in 2015, the stock market will have a losing year because the New England Patriots, an AFC team, won the Super Bowl.

Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For those who can afford to do so, stop leaving investment returns behind by making both the 2014 and 2015 IRA contributions by April 15.

Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Though there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for savers and investors, examining goals and time frames can provide direction when considering saving and investment vehicles.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors can use a trailing stop that follows the stock price higher. A trailing stop can be set either as a percent or a dollar price.

Monday, January 12, 2015 12:35 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

How do you build wealth? Start by saving enough extra cash to invest.

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