Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 04, 2014 5:15 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The number of Americans who own retirement accounts also fell over the past few years, down to 49.2 percent in 2013 from 50.4 percent in 2010.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:31 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Nearly a quarter of workers offered a 401(k) plan in 2013 didn’t save any money. Plan sponsors think confusion about saving and investing could be to blame.

Monday, June 02, 2014 10:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

One expression I’ve always found odd in investing is “There is a lot of cash sitting on the sidelines” or some variant of that expression. Like investors are waiting on the bench for the coach to signal that it’s time to get in the market. Why I find it odd is that there are two

Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors can improve their after-tax investment returns by managing their tax exposure.

Friday, May 02, 2014 2:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Actively managed mutual funds often fail to beat benchmarks. New research shows that the more mutual funds there are, the harder it is to beat indexes.

Monday, April 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Should your employer’s 401(k) plan let you invest in exchange-traded funds, or ETFs?

Friday, January 10, 2014 12:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Consider taking a core-satellite approach to investing for your 2014 investment outlook.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

There are some portfolio moves you should — and shouldn’t — make to keep tax bills low.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:40 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that investors are happy about stocks again, but bonds have fallen out of favor.

Friday, September 07, 2012 2:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Ginnie Mae funds offer investors a little yield along with a government guarantee. They do come with some risks though. Learn more at Bankrate.com.

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