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),...

Advanced Profit Exit Plans Just For You

The entrance into investing is almost the same for many people. The selection of vehicles for IRAs and 401ks is often the beginning of understanding the investment process. Because the...

3 Things You Must Know About Retirement Funds

Mutual Fund managers make it easier to manage the required mix of stocks and bonds as you approach your retirement. Simply put, a higher percentage of monies are put in stocks...

The mess that is the tax bill just keeps getting messier

One expected and one surprising development as everybody digs deeper into the recently passed tax bill. The expected: Congress gave the IRS no time at all between passing the bill...

What is a Target Date Fund?

In recent years, target date funds have emerged as a very popular addition to 401(k) retirement plans. They provide investors a “set and forget” option for their retirement portfolios –...

[Vault] Ways to Avoid The Early Withdrawal Penalty on IRAs

Life happens and occasionally we run into really tight situations with our money. Generally, we open retirement accounts with the intention of never touching that money again until it's...

We Aren’t All Skinny nor Financially Independent

The moment you realize that you do not have enough The other night I was having dinner with a friend, the subject turned to her mother. My friend told me...

[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...