Whole life insurance can make your portfolio more complete by offering steady balance and also help subsidize retirement planning.
There are financial advisers on every corner. How do you know which advisers work in your best interest or potentially profit at your expense?
You're ready for retirement in every way except your savings. Now what? Here are a few steps that may bring retirement closer within reach.
Investors get can get the benefit of diversification and earn income by investing in a real estate investment trust, or REIT.
Simplicity, tax efficiency and Warren Buffett's approval all favor index funds and ETFs. And don't forget those low, low management fees.
All transactions have tax consequences. Are you considering such consequences when maintaining your portfolio?
An ETF may ease investors' nerves by focusing on broad and relatively stable sectors: health care, financials, information technology and consumer staples.
Non-transparent, active exchange-traded funds by their nature carry a double dose of potential poison -- and they have high fees.
Only time will tell if gold gains regains its luster after a couple of years of unpolished performance.
Millions of Americans who invest in mutual funds should get ready for a tax shock. Your 1099 tax form is likely to show a bigger tax hit than ever before.
Don't be fooled by ETFs that look like stocks but have the risks of futures -- and are almost guaranteed to be losers over time.
Some ETFs emphasize market segments that tend to be less prone to big swings, and they may be safer havens in these volatile days.
It's never too early to start saving for your retirement. The sooner you begin contributing to accounts like a 401(k), the more secure it will be.
A whistleblower suit by a former tax attorney alleges Vanguard has operated as an illegal tax shelter for nearly 40 years. The fund giant denies the claim.
If you want to be a savvy investor, you have to learn the jargon of Wall Street. Our new series starts out by explaining large cap, mid cap and small cap.
Gold? No. Oil? No. We're talking a truly vital commodity, one with long-term potential to rise in price. And now, you can easily add it to your portfolio.
When it comes to deciding which mutual funds to select, many investors feel overwhelmed. But making informed decisions is simpler than you think.
Because ETFs are baskets of assets, they tend to reflect market fundamentals, not "noise." Here's what the best so far in 2014 tell us about the trends.
Learning how to profit from America's aging demographic can be a minor form of consolation set against time's merciless tick-tock.