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 —...

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 –...

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...

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....

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...

[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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...