Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:40 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Holding actively managed funds in a taxable account can lead to a higher tax bill, thanks to the capital gains distributions being made right about now.

Monday, October 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

The recent ups and downs — mostly downs — on Wall Street have not been for the faint of heart. Anxiety levels have been raised even further by some behind-the-scenes turbulence. It can be tough enough for an investor to white-knuckle it and hold on tight while markets are behaving like a bucking bronco, but

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.

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