Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 11:31 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face 2 major r risks: risk to principal and risk to purchasing power. Savers are more concerned about one, and investors are more concerned about the other.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:47 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Nine in 10 working Americans believe they should be investing for retirement, but only three-quarters are taking any action.

Monday, January 18, 2016 7:20 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Whether or not they work with an investment professional, investors should know their risk tolerance and how it shapes portfolio asset allocation decisions.

Monday, August 03, 2015 2:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The expected growth of robo-advisers over the next 5 years points to the unmet need of investment advice for small investors.

Monday, October 27, 2014 11:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The investor policy statement should address whether you are willing to make tactical asset allocation decisions in your portfolio.

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face two primary risks when investing — the risk of losing principal and the risk of their investments losing purchasing power over time.

Sunday, October 05, 2014 7:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The move to let nonaccredited investors invest in hedge funds is an example of an investment approach winding its way down to retail investors.

Monday, September 15, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Too many financial decisions are made in isolation, and not by looking at the big picture.

Monday, September 08, 2014 9:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investment advisers typically measure a client’s degree of risk aversion as part of the process of making investment recommendations and building client portfolios.

Monday, September 08, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Target-date funds are mutual funds — and now exchange-traded funds, too — that invest in a combination of stocks, bonds and cash equivalents.

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