Stories & Features

This Is What Good Financial Planners Do

People who are considering working with me sometimes ask, "So, Meg, what do you do, anyway?" Considering how much time I spend doing what I do, and the breadth of the work, I can struggle to boil it down to a few...

When Will the Bull Market End?

As the second-longest bull market in history makes its way into its ninth year, many investors are understandably asking: When will it end? We'd all be rich if there was a foolproof way to figure that out. But we...

How Investors Can Get Out of a Low-Return Rut

Bloomberg put a little scare into investors last October when it reported on a Research Affiliates study that found slim odds of making even a 5% real rate of return over the next 10 years with a traditional...

25 Surprising Stocks Raising Dividends for 25...

There's never really a bad time to invest in companies that regularly raise dividends year after year. Reliable dividend growth is a sign of financial strength and a steady source of income in markets both good...

4 Tips to Help You Keep Your Emotions Out of...

Money is always an emotional subject, but often when our emotions get involved with our investments we will make wrong decisions. And that can be a costly mistake. Keeping emotions and investing separate seems...

How One Bad Year Can Wreck Your Investing Results

When evaluating a mutual fund's performance, I've always focused on year-by-year results. In doing so, I have typically brushed off a bad year here and there, as long as the fund did better than the market (or an...

When is a 'Fiduciary' Truly Acting as a Fiduciary?

Much has been written about the new Department of Labor rule requiring most financial advisers be held to a "fiduciary" standard. Until the rule went into effect, a majority of financial advisers were legally...

3 Grocery Stocks Under Threat from Aldi

Aldi's intention to launch almost a thousand new U.S. stores is good news for consumers, but it's just the latest round of bad news for investors in the supermarket sector.SEE ALSO: 13 Secrets Shoppers Need to...

Too Much of a Good Thing Might Not Be a Good Thing

In a diet, fiber is good. Dietitians encourage us to incorporate it into our daily nutrition. But balance is also important, so we diversify our food intake by adding other nutrients. SEE ALSO: How a Low-Fee...

Parnassus: Investing With a Conscience

The sweeping view from the offices of Parnassus Investments, in the heart of San Francisco's bustling financial district, could easily grace the pages of a coffee-table book. The San Francisco Bay panorama...

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Basics of Money

FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign...

How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a...

For millions of Americans, a 401(k) plan is an essential item in the employee playbook. As far as...

Master the Money Market

The money market is a collective name that describes all the different ways in which governments,...

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