Wouldn’t it be great if there were a signal telling you when to get into the stock market and when to take your money and run? According to two recent academic papers, there is such a thing. Is this too good to be true? Read more to find out.
When it comes to paying for your child’s college education, one thing is for certain: It’s going to be expensive. With tuition showing no signs of decreasing any time soon, it’s clear that simply putting away money in a regular savings account isn’t going to be enough to foot the bill. Find out which investments will help you pay for Junior’s tuition.
2011 was a volatile year for investors: Although the S&P 500 was on track to close the year relatively flat, the big money was made in nontraditional place. So, what were the best investments of the year? Read more to find out.
Is it too late to get on the muni bandwagon? Municipal bonds, one of the more sleepy corners of the investing landscape, outperformed commodities, corporate bonds, Treasuries and even stocks last year. But is there still upside left in 2012?
When you think about the all gifts you want to bestow upon your children, consider providing them with financial advice that will benefit them throughout their lives. It will prove to be invaluable. Here’s how to start teaching your children how to be smart investors.
It’s important to understand that a 401(k) is an investment vehicle, not an emergency fund. Withdrawing your 401(k) funds early hosts a multitude of disincentives. Read more to find out why you want to avoid this pitfall at all costs.
Taking advantage of your tax-deferred accounts, whether or not you receive an employer match, is a smart move. Read more to find out why and when it’s better to put your money in retirement accounts, rather than investing outside of them.