Growing My Wealth
Six steps to a great financial plan.Jane Bryant Quinn tells you what to do.
Q&A: What should I take into consideration before investing?To understand this, you need to create a plan.
Q&A: What is the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a CD?Don't skimp on the safety net.
Q&A: What happens if my brokerage firm goes under?Don’t be a victim, confirm you are protected now.
Q&A: How are interest rates determined on a 401(k) loan?You can find this information out pretty easily.
Q&A: What are some common alternative investments?Many strategies previously only available to the wealthy are being packaged into mutual funds and exchange traded funds.
Q&A: Is a Single Premium Immediate Annuity is right for me?
Q&A: What are advantages of investing in precious metals?Diversification means precious metals as a group will behave differently than other asset classes over time.
May 17, 2013
Socially responsible investing has long been associated with avoiding companies in "vice businesses" like alcohol, tobacco and weapons.
Yet managers at socially conscious funds say screening companies based on how they treat workers is just...
May 15, 2013
Don't get me wrong — I'm all about setting goals. But when goals are fuzzy or unfocused, they can start to hold you back.
May 8, 2013
My mother recently learned how to play Solitaire, the one-person card game, and often plays online for extended periods. But every so often she gets stumped and will call me with a question; she now refers to me as her solitaire coach.
May 1, 2013
To understand the differences, let’s start with some of the similarities. Both types of stock represent an ownership interest in a company. The success of both investments is tied to the profitability of that company.
In other words, they...
April 29, 2013
The price of gold in recent weeks has been more volatile than Charlie Sheen — including a dizzying drop April 15 when gold tumbled 9 percent to $1,361 an ounce. The price has since shot up about 10 percent.The issue
April 28, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It seems like everyone these days has unsolicited financial advice to dish out to friends and family, but if making money were as easy as Uncle Lloyd makes it seem...
April 24, 2013
You can absolutely invest in companies outside the U.S. The easiest way to do this is through a mutual fund that invests internationally. Unless you have...
April 22, 2013
It depends a lot on your risk tolerance and risk objectives. It can also depend on your level of investment education. Ultimately, it...
April 22, 2013
Much of financial planning, and life in general, is driven by goals. So, before you begin getting your own financial house in order, it is critical to...
April 17, 2013
It depends. I personally know individuals who have made great money and profits by investing in their friend’s company/idea or by joining a friend to build a business. However, there are also many who experience not only a financial loss, but...