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Invest in Yourself

Today is the end of the first quarter of the year, a.k.a. Q1. Why should you care about this commonplace term from the world of finance and business? Because an efficient way to move forward is to have a regular marker to stop and assess your...

When Money Talks Go Round & Round (And Lead Nowhere)

People often say that money is the main source of couples’ fights. In fact, the underlying problem can start with money conversations. Often couples get bogged down in repetitive conversations around money instead of talking about the actual...

A Simpler Recipe for Wealth

There’s a strange phenomenon in the investing world I want to tell you about, a pattern I call the behavior gap—when investors earn less than their investments. Let’s consider an actual case involving the Janus Enterprise Fund. In March of 2007,...

Let the Companies Pay You

In the world of conservative investing, you can’t “get rich quick.” However, you can get more out of your investments—by picking stock mutual funds that pay dividends or have yields above 1%. What exactly is a dividend? The dividends come from...

Vanguard Asks DailyWorth: How Can We Better Serve Women?

I have some exciting news. Last Friday, MP (DailyWorth's editorial director) and I were invited to speak at the Vanguard company headquarters in Valley Forge, PA. The occasion: Vanguard, one of the leading investment companies in America, the...

Stock Talk for Everyone

Why didn’t we think of this? Instead of spending hours scanning business pages and investment websites for stock tips and company deets, it would be a lot easier—and more fun—if you could follow a few great minds on a financial version of...

Your Long-Term Peace of Mind

What do you see when you look ahead? Let’s look into the crystal ball and forecast your ideal financial future. You want your golden years to be golden, you want enough prosperity to bring you peace of mind. Gorgeous, Oprah-like millions would be...

What Goes in Your IRA?

A surprising number of people ask me questions like, “Which IRA is better?” or “Which IRA pays more?” An IRA—like a 401k or any other retirement account—is just an empty bucket. They’re all the same, until you put your investments into it. So,...

A Radical Rethinking of How to Invest

Even before the recession, many people felt uneasy about their investment plans. There's a good reason for that. As an investment adviser myself, I can tell you that most financial plans are based on little more than a series of smart, educated...

Unscramble Your Nest Egg in 2011

You want 2011 to be a banner year. And we do, too. Here are two simple but important ways you can maximize your money in the New Year.   Grab that match. At the depth of the recession, many companies eliminated their matching contribution to...

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