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7 Bizarre Phrases That Wall Street Insiders Use Every Day

When I received my MBA 20 years ago, I thought I was pretty well versed in the world of finance

How You Can Profit From 'The Index Of Fear'

As any investor can attest to, things are not always what they seem. Take volatility in the

Does Contrarian Investing Really Work?

Question: Does being an investing

What's The First Rule Of Investing? It's Not What You'd Expect

When the markets are up, everyone is excited about investing. When

How Did Bill Gates Get So Rich & Powerful?

One of the richest people in the world for more than 30 years, Forbes has listed Bill Gates'

Your Will May Not Be Enough - Here's What You Can Do Instead

It's never fun to think about death -- especially your own. But we all die, and when we do, we

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

Question: When's the best time of year to invest?

The One Thing You Must Know Before Buying European Options

Any American who has been to the U.K. can tell you that just because two countries speak the

The Minimalist Guide To Futures Trading

If you know who Back to the Future's Marty McFly is, then you know that trying to manipulate the

4 Steps To A Perfectly Balanced Portfolio

Does the idea of buying and selling assets strike fear in your heart?

We've all been

The 3 Questions All Penny-Stock Investors Should Ask Themselves

Question: Penny stocks seem like an inexpensive way to get in the

Find Bargain Stocks Like Buffett With These 4 Value Ratios

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -- Warren Buffett

When Is The Best Time To Buy Bonds?

When Is the Best Time to Buy Bonds?

If you’re looking closely at your investments, you’

6 Steps To Buying A Foreclosure -- And Turning A Profit

My cousin's a smart guy.

When he was ready to upgrade to a different home, he didn't

How Much Should I Expect To Pay A Financial Advisor?

Question: How much should I expect to pay a financial

How To Turn Yourself Into A Millionaire In 5 Steps

Who doesn't want to become a millionaire?

Even though the value of a million bucks is

5 Ways to Make Money From Your Land... Without Lifting a Finger

Owning land usually takes large amounts of time and resources. If you bought some land – or are

The Shocking Truth About Donald Trump's Rise To Success

You've probably heard his popular catchphrase, "You're fired!"

The Donald has long been a

Ask The Expert: Should I Refinance Again?

If you'd like us to answer one of your investing questions

Too Many Dividend Investors Are Ignoring This Problem...

This week, a client wanted me to tell him which dividend

The Simple, Low-Cost Alternative To Mutual Funds

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) trade on

The Common Mistake That Puts Your Entire Portfolio At Risk

When you look at your list of daily tasks and appointments, what jumps out? The presentation

High Inflation Is Coming -- Here's How To Protect Your Wealth Now

In the 1930s, the U.S. government sought to boost a flagging economy

How You Can Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with

How Fantasy Baseball Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Investing
My wife used to make fun of my fondness for fantasy sports --
You've Earned Your Retirement... Here's How To Make It Last Forever

How much gold is enough? How much should you allocate to dividend-paying

Ask The Expert: Should You Still Contribute To An Underperforming 401(k)?

Do you know anyone younger than 40 who works for a

5 Facts About Stock Buyouts That May Surprise You

PC maker Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) kickstarted the era

How Can 'Dividend Aristocrat' Stocks Help You Beat The Market?

Question: I've been hearing a lot of good things

4 Warning Signs That You Should Sell That Stock Right Now

As investors scour the financial media, they come across investment

Warren Buffett Said This Book 'Changed My Life' - Can It Change Yours?

My life changed forever with one call I made from a Washington, D.C

The 11 Rules For Buying Dividend Stocks -- And The Cardinal Rule Of Selling Them

Many of you have probably filled out one of the "retirement planner" forms available online.

5 Easy-To-Follow Steps For A Worry-Free Retirement

Worry-free finances = a happy, productive retirement, right?

Well, that goal is easier to

The 4 Qualities That Take An Investor From Good To Great

As the stock market plunged in 2008 (for

Do Bonds Go Up When Stocks Go Down?

Stocks and bonds are common options to build wealth for your future, but do bonds go up when

Tax Law Changes Affecting Your 401(k) And IRA

The thought of inflation strikes terror in the hearts of many

4 Clues That Your Favorite Brand Is Also A Great Stock Pick

Peter Lynch, in his heyday with Fidelity Magellan

The Hidden Ratio The Experts Use To Keep Mutual Fund Fees Low
Every year in January, I do a big portfolio review. I rebalance my portfolio and make sure
5 Key Terms You Must Know Before Getting A Mortgage

Before getting a mortgage loan, make sure you know exactly

My Employer Offered Me Stock Options - What Should I Do?

Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's

Dreaming Of Investing In A Beach House? Read This First

Thinking about buying a little bungalow by the bay for the upcoming summer season?


The $6,000 Tax Deduction That You're Probably Forgetting

You can make previous year contributions to your

The Shortcut To See How Much Your Portfolio REALLY Returned

If you've ever taken a road trip, you know there are usually two ways to get to a place: the

8 Facts You Must Know Before Investing In Diamonds And Other Gems

I have a friend who thought it would be a great idea to buy sports memorabilia as an

Why 'Safe' Dividend Stocks Aren't As Safe As You Think

They say there is safety in numbers. That may be true heading into battle, but it's not

How Much Retirement Savings Do You Really Need?

Here's the conundrum: You'd like to get a grip on your retirement number -- that elusive six- or

Why Is Dollar-Cost Averaging Good For My Portfolio?

Each week, one of our investing experts answers a reader's

How Sam Walton Built A $500+ Billion Dynasty

A young man named Sam Walton grew up during the Great Depression.

As you can imagine,

Double Your Dividend Yields With This 1 Simple Trick

I think it's one of the market's biggest missed opportunities. Every day, millions of U.S.

The Single Best Investing Opportunity For The Next 50 Years

As an investor I do not make decisions based on "gut" feelings. To me, anyone who invests or "

This Strategy Could Turn $35,000 Into $207,735

A client recently came to see me about saving for his newborn son’s

3 Stupid Investing Mistakes You've Probably Made -- And How To Recover

A new client recently came into my bank branch with a check for $10,000... he was ready to

Looking To Beat The Market? Find Stocks With These 3 Traits

I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "

George Soros: 50 Quotes From the World's Most Controversial Billionaire

George Soros may have made a billion dollars by short-selling the pound sterling (earning him

The 4 Golden Rules Of Income Investing

What if you could receive regular income without getting a second

How Warren Buffett's 'LeBron James Analogy' Could Make You A Fortune

Over the years, LeBron James has gone from impoverished kid and high-school phenom to NBA

6 Important Investing Lessons I Learned In Kindergarten

When I went to kindergarten, it didn’t take me long to get in trouble.

At the very first

7 Problems That Trip Up Real Estate Investors -- And How To Avoid Them

Back in the late 1990s, little old ladies became stock-picking experts. The local mailman was

3 Lies People Tell Themselves About Financial Advisors

I recently met someone who didn't think that he needed a financial advisor

The 5 Richest People Outside The U.S. -- And What You Can Learn From Them

Over the past century, the United States has generated billions in wealth

Ask The Expert: What Is The History Behind The Mutual Fund And The ETF?

Question: What is the history behind the mutual fund

Rich Parents, Wild Parties, Big Oil: How J. Paul Getty Made His Billions

Just because you have rich parents, it doesn't mean you're going to

3 Simple Ways To Get Started Investing In Art

Considering a foray into art collecting?

At or Saatchionline, one can buy art

3 Stupid Things Your Friends Might Tell You About Investing

As a financial planner, I am all about sharing your financial

4 Secret Warning Signs That Your Stocks Could Be Ready To Plunge

If you regularly shop at department store chain Kohl's (NYSE: KSS), you may

4 Dos And Don'ts About Companies With Lawsuits Attached

When Quant Advisor CEO Richard Dude used

How Do I Calculate the PEG Ratio and Why Is It Important?

If you'd like us to answer one of your investing questions

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Trading in Congress: The Most Popular Stocks Owned by Congress

Out of the 433 members of Congress that have reported their financial information publicly, over

4 Reasons Why A Company's Big Revenues Can Be Deceiving

About six years ago, I bought a stock at $5 a share that I later

3 Secrets To Investing As A Couple -- Without Wrecking Your Relationship

Heads up: When you and your spouse fight about where to buy your next house, you're not really

Ask The Expert: Are Municipal Bonds Really Safe?

Question: Should I consider municipal bonds safe

3 Surprising Reasons Why Discounted Bonds May Be A Bad Idea...

My old accounting professor clued me into a lesson about

3 Reasons Why It's A Bad Idea To Invest In Municipal Bond Funds

How often have you heard in your investing lifetime that you should

Discounted Bonds: 3 Reasons Why They're Not As Great As They Sound

My old accounting professor clued me into a lesson about

How to Save Money on A Credit Card Balance Transfer

The best credit card balance transfers can not only save you interest but can also help you pay

5 Safe Ways to Tap Your Roth IRA Before You Retire

You may have heard about how Roth IRAs can save you tens of thousands of dollars in taxes in

3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage up to 15 Years Early
3 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage up to 15 Years Early

Imagine paying off your 30-year fixed mortgage five, 10, or even 15 years early.

If you

4 Savings Tips Mortgage Lenders Don't Want You to Know

Buying a home -- especially your first home -- is one of the most exciting moments of your life

Will This Country Be The 'Silk Road' Of The 21st Century?

The Bosphorus River, which divides the eastern and western sections of Istanbul, is also thought

3 Defensive Moves To Protect Your Bull Market Profits

With the market, the possibility almost always looms that downward volatility could be right

Keep Your Cool: 6 Tips To Invest With Confidence In This Turbulent Market

The S&P 500 Index dropped 56.8% from October 9, 2007, to March 9, 2009. The global financial

The Best Strategy For Reliable Income In A High-Risk Market

The covered call strategy is a reliable way to generate income in your investment account on a

4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Stocks

Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills.

This Beaten Down Stock Has An 86% Upside

Let me tell you, if you are a contrarian investor and looking for a place to hunt for bargains,

The Poor Man's Berkshire Hathaway

Food, shelter and clothing -- the bare essentials of life.

However, in today's

The 250k Social Security Mistake You're Probably Making

My clients didn't believe me when I said they could make an

Are You Making This $250,000 Mistake?

My clients didn't believe me when I said they could make an

A New Way To Play The World's Oldest Wealth Builder

When I was a teenager my parents handed me a copy of a book called The Wealthy Barber.


It's a shame that more people don't invest in income-producing real estate, because it's one of the most powerful ways middle-class folks can generate wealth.  There is one major...
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