Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
The Junk Drawer Approach to Investing
It's easy to let investments accumulate like old receipts in a junk drawer.
Estimating the Cost of College
This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program.
The Real Cost of a Vacation Home
What if instead of buying that vacation home, you invested the money?
Among stock-market investors there’s long been a debate between those who favor value and those who favor growth.
Investors who put off important investment decisions may face potential consequence to their future financial security.
Affluent investors face unique challenges when putting together an investment strategy. Make sure you keep these in mind.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Read this overview to learn how financial advisors are compensated.
The recent market drop is an important reminder of why it's important to take a long-term view.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
Use this calculator to compare the future value of investments with different tax consequences.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
What are your options for investing in emerging markets?
How will you weather the ups and downs of the business cycle?
In the world of finance, the effects of the "confidence gap" can be especially apparent.
Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up.
There are hundreds of ETFs available. Should you invest in them?
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.