tax-deferred investments

MLPs: The Low-Risk, High-Yield Investment You've Never Heard Of

Bonds yields are so low you're paying to lose money. Interest rates can't keep up with inflation. And stocks are volatile and risky. So where can you go for safe, strong returns? Meet the Master Limited Partnership, an investment vehicle that's beating the markets for those in the know.

Financial Trick or Treat: Sweet Deals, Scary Mistakes

The world of personal finance is a lot like Halloween: Filled with treats if you're good (and clever), but rife with tricks if you're not careful. Here's some savvy advice that will keep your money tree from getting TPed, and help you bring home a pumpkin full of sweet rewards.

Millions of Us Are Throwing Away Free Money

In these tough times, why would anyone pass up money for nothing? Inquiring minds at FINRA want to know -- because many of us are. According to research by Aon Hewitt, nearly 30% of 401(k) participants are not contributing enough to scoop up their full employer match.

Retirement Savings Basics: The 411 on 401(k)s

Saving for retirement is one of those things that can be hard to take seriously when you're young. But it's worth starting early, and DailyFinance wants to help. In this first installment of a three-part series, reporter Loren Berlin reviews how to get the most out of a 401(k).

Why Dividend Hunters Have MLPs in Their Sights

The big attraction is tax-favored dividends. MLPs can be generous because they don't have to pay federal income taxes if they pay out most of their cash flow to shareholders. Many MLPs now annually pay in the 6% to 10% range. But, alas, they're not for everyone.