We’ll start with a given: You can’t time the market. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do some proactive planning before the market inevitably falls again.
As we’ve covered, the current bull market’s longevity has people worried. It all has to end some time, and some economists are predicting a recession by the end of 2020. Assuming that holds true, that gives you around two years to get your finances in order. What should you be prioritizing?
The stock market just hit the longest bull run in its history, and that’s got people spooked.
Chase customers are getting a one-of-a-kind new perk next week: at least 100 free trades per year in an investing platform they can access from their bank accounts.
How can you save for retirement when your job doesn’t offer a 401(k)? That’s what we’re discussing this week.
You finally made it. You’ve scrimped and saved, invested what you could, paid for a house, college and all the other things that come with making a life. You’ve made some mistakes along the way, too, but everything’s brought you here. Now, you’re ready to enjoy your time away from the workforce.
Your 20s are behind you and now you’ve got a spouse, kids and maybe even a home to show for it. Ideally, you’ve saved a bit for retirement, you have a debt repayment plan that works for you and you’ve been ramping up your savings over the years to accomplish your financial goals. You’re comfortable, or getting there…
So, you’re on your own in the Real World, with the full time job and 401(k) to match. You’ve built a decent credit score for yourself, you’re keeping an eye on your student loans and you want to know what else you can do to maximize your finances.
Most young people don’t learn the tenets of personal finance in school, but building solid habits throughout your teens and early twenties can help set you up for a truly prosperous life.
If you have money to invest, what’s keeping you from realizing higher gains? Probably time.
Banking and investment fees could cost Americans more than $1.1 million over the course of their lifetime, according to a new report from NerdWallet.
Owning a home has been part of the American Dream for decades. It was a sign of attaining a certain level of wealth, and the stability that comes with it. And for many, it was a great investment.
This is one race to the bottom we can get behind: Fidelity announced it will offer two fee-free index funds, besting Vanguard and Schwab as the first fund company to do so.
Facebook’s stock dropped 19 percent Thursday after the company told investors user growth had slowed in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica breach, one of many scandals currently plaguing the tech giant (it missed revenue estimates as well). That 19 percent drop is equal to a $119 billion decrease in market…
Everyone’s hot on Roth IRAs, but there’s one drawback: There are income limits starting at $189,000 for a couple and $120,000 for an individual, which means higher earners must go with a traditional IRA or a backdoor Roth. It turns out, though, that those limits don’t apply to Roth 401(k)s—meaning you can get all the…
Vanguard is making one of investors’ biggest wishes come true: commission-free trading on the majority of its ETF options.
Fellow millennials, this is a PSA: When it comes to career and money advice, parents have an untold number of opinions, mostly based on what they have done or would like their friends to know you are doing. I’m here to say don’t listen to them.
We’ve already told you how to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But should you? In the video above, Coin Talk podcast hosts Aaron Lammer and Jay Caspian Kang say yes...but they have some caveats. (In further conversation, they compare buying crypto to playing video games or gambling.)
What are the fees and penalties you’ll face for withdrawing IRA funds early to buy a house? That’s the question we’re considering this week.
If you’ve committed to making contributions to your 401(k)—great! You’re ahead of a lot of people when it comes to prepping for a healthy retirement.