[Vault] #AskGradMoney: Can I Use my 401(k) to Fund a Startup Company?

Welcome to another installment of #AskGradMoney, where on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you can send any or all of your money, stock market, budgeting, retirement, estate planning -- literally any money question to...

How Equities Can Reduce Longevity Risk

There’s nothing more definitive in the journey to financial freedom than hitting the $1 million mark in retirement savings. A nest egg like that is a near-guarantee that you could...

[Vault] After reading this new study on medical expenses in retirement my...

I sit up and take notice when an anecdote from what’s called “real” life gets confirmation from a detailed study. That’s exactly what happened to me recently. And the...

Your Children Are Listening More Than You Realize

The world was different before the invention of effective birth control. I had three children at age 22. My wife and I were primarily raised by our grandparents – we...

Strategies for Staying Calm During a Selloff

If you’re going to sail into retirement with a nice fat portfolio and big sacks of money strewn across your deck, then you’re going to have to deal with...

Dump These 3 Popular Income Funds Before They Blow Up Your...

With my focus on higher yield investments, I often receive questions about various closed-end funds. CEFs are actively managed investment pools with shares that trade on the stock exchanges. A...

Roth vs. Traditional IRAs, A Practical Guide

When you begin to save for retirement, the easiest way to get started is to enroll in your employer-sponsored retirement plan (401(k), 403(b), TSP, etc.). These types of accounts...

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

Humans are creatures of habit. We all have daily routines, whether it’s walking the same lunchtime route, watching a familiar TV show, or cooking the same meal over and...

How to Save for Retirement

As you begin to set aside money for retirement, one of the first and most critical decisions you’ll face is what type of account to put that money in....

Lifestyle Investing for Recession or Economic Collapse

How do you invest for recession or a time of financial collapse when it looks like anything and everything could come down? If you are investing for recession —...

Reader Q&A: Is VIG A Good Investment For A Retirement Account?

As a bonus for my real-time subscribers, I periodically answer user questions that come up in comment threads and messages in a little more depth. These won’t be article-length...

Two ETFs To Buy and One To Avoid This Week

Earnings season jumps into full swing this coming week as Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOG) (GOOGL), Twitter (TWTR), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), AMD (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Intel (INTC),...