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How – and Why – I Saved $1 Million

It was six weeks before my wedding, and I was preparing a spreadsheet that listed all my assets for the prenuptial agreement my fiancé and I had agreed to sign. (It was his second marriage and my first.)  I carefully listed each account: the two...

5 Places to Invest Internationally Now

Traditionally, most American investors have invested in American companies. But in today’s global marketplace, investors who stay strictly focused on U.S.-based investments may be missing out on opportunities for higher returns. Stocks in some...

Get Paid to Invest. Really.

The benefits of dividend investing, and what you should know before you dive in.

10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Stock Up On

Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble...Millions of Americans purchase their products every week. But is it smart to buy their stock? A lot of investors certainly think so. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index, which tracks 30 of...

Are You Investing as Much as You Should?

6 common reasons we don't -- and how to overcome them.

Ask An Advisor: What Do You Think About Peer-to-Peer Lending?

I've been looking into peer-to-peer lending as a possible "outside the stock market" investing option and like the idea of helping other people start businesses or get out of debt. What are your thoughts? --Jen, Flagstaff, AZ I’m happy to see...

Ask An Advisor: Am I Invested in Ethical Companies?

Photo courtesy of Twamies I’m interested in investing in the stock market, but hate the idea of supporting companies with unethical business practices. How do I know that my investments are helping to do more good than bad? —Joanna, Philadelphia,...

Do You Look Before You Leap?

Find out how risk-averse or tolerant you are and how to use it to your advantage

Brokerage Account Basics

Looking for a way to invest money for retirement, college or a shorter term goal like buying a house or starting a business? Assuming you're already contributing at least what your company matches in its retirement plan (if there's one available)...

Top 8 Mistakes Investors Make

Investing in the stock market is always a gamble and it doesn’t hurt to have a little luck on your side. But the difference between a successful investor and an unsuccessful one can be as simple as doing a few things right and avoiding certain...

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