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Penny Stocks Are Cheap for a Reason

Can you buy a stock for a penny? Not really. Generally, penny stocks are shares of companies that trade for under $5 (some define them as shares trading under $1).Why are penny stocks so cheap? Sometimes the company is on shaky ground, so you get...

How Fees Eat Up to 17% of Your 401(k)

About 70% of people with 401k plans have no idea that they are paying a small fortune in hidden fees, a survey this year by AARP found. That’s changing now, as new federal rules are requiring that plan providers—like Schwab, Fidelity, Vanguard,...

Not All Teen Retailers Deserve Detention

Jeez. It’s the same way your parents would react: Just because Wall Street found a few bad boys in the teen retail sector, does that mean they should all be grounded? Huh? Sure, Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), American Eagle (AEO), Pacific Sunwear...

A Flexible, Low-Cost Fund

ETFs, defined: Even Wall Street has its fashion trends, and right now exchange-traded funds are still enjoying hot-commodity status. They are built like index mutual funds, but they can be traded like stocks. These days, you can find an ETF that...

Get the Most Out of Your IRAs

Q: I plan to put $5,000 into my IRA this year, but I want to open a Roth IRA, too. Can I put another $5,000 into the Roth? A: Sadly, in this case, the answer is no. But you can mix and match some retirement accounts. Here’s a rundown: You can...

Sell? Maybe. Invest? Think Twice.

The price of gold has hit a staggering $1,550 an ounce. Just looking at gold’s price chart is enough to make you want to: A) Clean out your jewelry box (rings, who needs ‘em!) B) Rip your cash out of that tepid S&P fund and buy solid gold bricks...

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Dear AssetClass reader! With the launch of AssetClass this year, we are thrilled to help you know your worth—and grow your worth. And the best way for us to accomplish both is to get to know you better, so we can make sure AssetClass delivers what...

The Ins & Outs of Taxable Accounts

You need a retirement account (obviously), but another way to grow your money is to invest through a taxable account: a.k.a. an investment portfolio. Unlike an employer-sponsored plan, you’re not restricted to pre-selected choices when you invest...

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