Savings and Investments
October 10, 2013
Advanced education is definitely valuable, but considering the cost of many 4-year degrees, is it worth it?
No one was asking this question 10 years ago. Because back then, college grads were more employable, and college education was not...
October 9, 2013
Almost no one starts reading about finance for pleasure. That would be like jumping into a pit full of venomous snakes just for kicks. Well… some people do that, but they're crazy, and there's a reason why there aren't very...
October 7, 2013
I hate it when my friends perform better than I do. Not that I wish them any worse. I just wish I were doing slightly better. Fortunately, it is always possible to improve my financial outlook by...
October 4, 2013
A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.
About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...
October 4, 2013
Savvy diversification – a thoughtful mix of stocks and bonds – is much more important to long-term investing than any number of hot stock tips from your cousin’s barber.
Or was it your barber’s cousin?
Fortunately, you can buy stock...
September 25, 2013
Recently, I wrote about a few of the primary features of 529 plans, and I focused on qualities proven to provide higher returns. Suffice...
September 12, 2013
In the race for class president, these days Coverdell ESAs are the runner-up next to the increasingly popular 529 plan. But the race for...
September 10, 2013
For residents of states like Maryland, Alaska, New York, Colorado and Ohio, choosing a 529 plan is simple.
Each of these states boasts a high-performing...
July 11, 2013
A co-worker recently learned that his daughter will be getting married in June 2014. After offering up my...
June 25, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Stock and bond markets have been reeling since the Federal Reserve suggested it might soon start winding down the stimulus program that has helped to keep...