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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...

You'll Laugh, You'll Cry... Just Not While Investing, Please

Lauren Templeton wasn’t like most seven-year-olds. While her peers plastered their bedroom walls with princess pictures, she proudly hung her stock certificates—shares of Disney, Gap, and Wal-Mart that her father helped her purchase every month....

Understanding Volatility (Not Congressman Weiner)

It could be a colleague, a friend—even your mom—but you probably know someone whose capricious whims or moods drive you nuts. That same volatility, or hard-to-predict quality, can make certain investments hard to handle.Volatility refers to the...

DW's First-Ever Money Day Off: How Are We Spending It?

Every weekend you vow to do your expense report, dispute that weird charge on your bank statement, or deal with some other annoying money chore. But who wants to wrangle with money on the weekend? That’s why we created Money Day Off—a full day, or...

Sexier, Simpler Stock Picking

You've always been curious about picking stocks. But the standard advice is stick with mutual funds. After all, mutual funds give you a lot of diversification for your money. But given what populates most mutual funds (stocks!), it pays to...

A Tool that Works All the Angles

With more than 4,000 personal finance websites out there, it’s tough to know where to turn for solid investing guidance. Enter Kimberly Blanton, a researcher with the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Her recent report sorts...

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