Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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

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

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 ·

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 ·

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

Friday, September 02, 2011 9:15 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Regulators have been examining the issue of derivatives in mutual funds since March 2010 but on Wednesday of this week the SEC requested comments from the public. Derivatives are investments that are based on the value of something else. For instance, futures contracts are derivatives, the contract is worth a certain amount based on the

Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2:48 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The Government Accountability Office took aim at two retirement planning tools during the past week. In two separate reports, it said: Beware of administrators pushing funds. Anyone who has a 401(k) should be cautious if the investment firm running the plan offers “education,” because this kind of advice could be little more than a sales

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