Investing

Let the Companies Pay You

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…

Vanguard Asks DailyWorth: How Can We Better Serve Women?

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 steward…

Stock Talk for Everyone

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…

Your Long-Term Peace of Mind

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…

What Goes in Your IRA?

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…

A Radical Rethinking of How to Invest

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…

Unscramble Your Nest Egg in 2011

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…

Be Smarter in 2011

Be Smarter in 2011

The following is an interview with investing maven Carl Richards, aka “the napkin guy”, renowned for his weekly sketches on the NY Times Bucks Blog and now a DailyWorth contributor. We all have a tendency to make the same mistakes…

Take Interest in Your Mortgage

Take Interest in Your Mortgage

As you line up your financial goals for 2011, you may be wondering if you can still save money on your mortgage.

We've got two good options for you. First, there's the obvious appeal of refinancing…

Plan Like a Woman

Plan Like a Woman

For decades, financial advice has been dispensed as a one-size-fits-all proposition. Since it all boiled down to dollars and cents—profit and loss—what did it matter whether you were male or female? Now, a…

Budget Lessons from NJ

Budget Lessons from NJ

Photo Courtesy of The Architect’s Newspaper
Hey New Jersey, you’re an inspiration.
Yesterday’s stunning announcement from Governor Chris Christie, killing a $8.7 billion commuter tunnel, could be viewed as an act of budgetary courage. The tunnel…

Small Loans for Small Bills

Small Loans for Small Bills

Times are tight. For the first time in a while, you may have trouble paying bills. What to do? You may have noticed an icon on the page of your utility statement online for a service called BillFloat. As the…

You’re Stock-Savvy, After All

You’re Stock-Savvy, After All

Are you managing your investments, or merely hoping your portfolio manager/father/husband/boyfriend has your best interests in mind? Turns out, you might be the best one for the job.
 
Several studies have shown than women are consistently…

Recession Strategy: Take a Long Trip

Recession Strategy: Take a Long Trip

Today’s guest post is courtesy of DailyWorth reader Roxane Williams. My partner and I decided that 2009 would be a year for change. For years he’s wanted to do an 800 mile hike in New Zealand. I’ve…

5 Ways to Grow Your 401k

5 Ways to Grow Your 401k

It sure is hard to have faith in your 401k. It seems pointless to keep putting money into it every month when the total balance goes down. Plus it seems hopeless that you will ever have enough to retire. While…

Is It Time to Invest Again?

Is It Time to Invest Again?

I have read some articles these last few weeks that have made me stop and think a bit more than usual about when we should start investing.  This past weekend, an article in the NY Times “Even for Market…