Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 5:04 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Americans are shoveling more into 401(k)s now than ever before but some people may be keeping too much in equities, Fidelity Investments reported last week.

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:18 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The typical retail investor is better off investing in index funds or a well-diversified portfolio of individual stocks than trying to beat the market.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:51 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is done with QE, but the European Central Bank’s foray into this economic experiment is just getting started.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:07 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

This week Verizon announced it would be buying AOL in an effort to get new revenue streams. How could that be bad?

Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The herd instinct is a mentality that rears its ugly head when individual decision-making goes out the window and people invest in the same way as everybody else.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Many 401(k) accounts reflect extreme asset allocation, with 100 percent invested in stocks or no stocks at all. For younger or older investors, that is a problem.

Monday, February 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Doug Whiteman · Bankrate.com

Hear how to weather stock market volatility and choose the best mutual funds.

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.

Thursday, January 08, 2015 10:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the exception of activist investors who take large positions in a company’s stock, what happens in the stock price doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that you own a few of its shares.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Despite economic optimism, the rich are not gung-ho on the stock market.

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