How To Invest

My Mom Says Buy These 3 Stocks

By Charles Payne, Editor, Smart Talk If I asked you who the best stock picker is right now, what would your answer be? A lot of people would say Warren Buffett, which makes sense. Carl Icahn would probably be on the list, too. Maybe Peter Lynch. There are some good ones to choose from. But for me, it’s my mom.… Read Full Story


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My Mom Says Buy These 3 Stocks

By Charles Payne, Editor, Smart Talk If I asked you who the best stock picker is right now, what would your answer be? A lot of people would say Warren Buffett, which makes sense. Carl Icahn would probably be on the list, too. Maybe Peter Lynch. There are some good ones to choose from. But for me, it’s my mom.... Read More

Grandma Check: How Much to Give Grandkids?

By Claes Bell, CFA for Bankrate.com The grandma check, filled out in careful handwriting and mailed well in advance to ensure timely delivery, is a treasured part of many Americans' birthday or holiday traditions. But while the concept is simple, the art of grandma check-giving can be pretty complicated. Send too... Read More

How Your Car Can Help You Save on Insurance

Experts tout lots of ways to save insurance – some simple, some as complex as installing a sprinkler system inside the home to lessen the chances of a damaging fire. But many overlook one of the easiest – and most lucrative – ways to save on your home insurance. Even though it's right under their noses. Or should we... Read More

10 Immediate Steps to Start Planning for Retirement in Your 40s

By Paul Sisolak for GOBankingRates.com John Lennon once sang, on the cusp of middle age, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" — a familiar tune for anyone nearing the big 4-0 who's been trying to save money for retirement. Things always seem to get in the way of important savings... Read More

Bitcoin: Frequently Asked Questions

It has been nearly ten months since I entered what one person on Twitter referred to as the “Crypto-fray” and began writing regularly about Bitcoin. In that time I have managed to anger both proponents and opponents of the digital currency. That would normally indicate that I was doing something right, but in this... Read More

When to Use a Credit Card Vs. Personal Loan for Debt Consolidation

By Daniel Cross for GOBankingRates.com Debt is like a leech on your bank account — it sucks up your money with interest rates and minimum payments that can quickly drown you if you don’t stay on top of it. If you have debt on multiple credit cards or loans, you might be considering consolidating your debt with... 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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