[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...

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...

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] 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...

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....

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...

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...

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),...

[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...

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...

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...