How To Invest

Why Risk Is Good For Your Investments

By Steven Podnos MD CFP , financial advisors on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Many tend to view risk as something to be avoided. However, in the investment world, many studies suggest that risk in investing is proportional to return. In other words, you are "paid" to take risk. But, risk in investing is always… Read Full Story


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Why Risk Is Good For Your Investments

By Steven Podnos MD CFP , financial advisors on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Many tend to view risk as something to be avoided. However, in the investment world, many studies suggest that risk in investing is proportional to return. In other words, you are "paid" to take risk. But, risk in investing is always... Read More

Millennials Not As CD-Savvy As Rest Of Us

By Allison Ross for Bankrate.com Despite a newfound appreciation for saving, thanks to the Great Recession, young Americans are largely ignorant about at least one saving option: certificates of deposit. A Bankrate survey in June found that 69 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds aren't very familiar or are not at all... Read More

How To Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information and uses it to commit fraud or other crimes. Your personal information could be your credit card data or Social Security number, and it is thought around 9 million Americans are affected each year. So how can you protect yourself and stop this... Read More

Does Obamacare Foster Early Retirement?

By Michael Foster for Bankrate.com While the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, remains a controversial topic in the political arena, many Americans are assessing how it might impact their retirement plans. After all, health insurance coverage is one reason why many people stick with their jobs until they reach... Read More

5 Investment Risks And How To Manage Them

By Donna Fuscaldo for Bankrate.com Risk means different things to different people. They may characterize themselves as aggressive or conservative when it comes to investment risks, without understanding how that pertains to their holdings. For instance, investors think putting all their money in bonds might... Read More

How to Determine When Refinancing Student Loans Makes Sense

By Steve Nicastro, NerdWallet Refinancing student loans may reduce the monthly payment, but taking that step can be a poor financial move if the bulk of the interest due has already been paid. Often, borrowers refinance to consolidate their loans and simplify payments while cutting the interest rate on the... Read More

Investing Basics

  • Getting Started In Stocks

    So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book "The Future for Investors," Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily... Read More

  • The NASDAQ Dozen

    Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? Do you have a stock you are interested in buying but you don't have the foggiest idea of where to even start a proper analysis? We can help... Read More

  • The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not lie." These are life's version of the stop-at-the... Read More

  • The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Successful companies aren't born, they're made. They have to work through the ranks like everyone else. Unfortunately, some investors believe that finding the next "big thing" means scouring... Read More

  • Start Investing With Only $1,000

    So you have a $1,000 set aside, and you're ready to enter the world of investing. But before you jump head first into the world of stocks and bonds, there are a few things you need to consider... Read More

  • How to Select an Online Broker

    One of the most important investment decisions you'll make has nothing to do with stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This crucial decision is picking a broker. There are dozens of companies... Read More


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