mutual funds

How to Take Charge of Your 401(k)

As your 401(k) grows, you should consider actively managing it instead of continuing to let the account be directed by the choices you initially made when it was set up.

Investing 101: What Is a Mutual Fund?

What exactly is a mutual fund? Sophia Bera explains in simple terms how these funds allow average investors to own more of the market with a smaller amount of money.

7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Plan

An efficient retirement plan can help shave off years of working 9 to 5 and also reduce stress because you are simply more in tune with your progress.

The 5 Deadly Sins of Investing

Overconfidence and herd behavior can hurt your investments, but you can be a smarter investor by examining how your emotions influence your decisions.

Will 2014 Be a Great Year for Stocks?

Investment professionals are optimistic about gains in the stock market next year, but investors shouldn't expect 2013's outsized gains will be repeated.

4 Ways to Tell the Best ETFs from the Rest

Exchange-traded funds can be a great tool to get the investment exposure you want. But there are so many. Here's how to spot the ones that are likely to be top performers.

The 12 Worst Mutual Funds Money Can Buy

Two-thirds of large mutual funds can't even beat the S&P 500, which makes them bad buys for you. But NerdWallet has culled from that mass the 12 most abysmal performers.