Deborah Nason is freelance business journalist who covers the investment industry and personal finance. She has been awarded the Claritas Investment Certificate from the CFA Institute.
Many perceive hedge funds to be a risky investment, yet some advisors see a strong upside to employing hedged strategies.
Saving for retirement should take precedence over saving for college, and parents should use cash flow to fund college.
Most people know they need home, auto and health insurance, but confusion arises with non-required coverage, such as long-term care.
Why do people take bad financial advice from their friends and family? Because hearsay is easier than reality, say financial advisors.
Financial advisors say that most of their clients are confused about the ins and outs and associated costs of credit.
Most employees "run for the hills" each October when it's time to review workplace benefits, but taking the time to thoroughly plan is key.
People who enroll in workplace 401(k) plans and put money in them probably misunderstand key aspects of such savings vehicles, say advisors.
Up to a third of savers have cashed out a retirement plan. Financial advisors share worst-case scenarios they have witnessed.
Professional designations abound, and investors expect to see them listed after a financial advisor's name. But what do they really mean?
If remarrying, update your estate plan to ensure your new spouse and existing heirs have clear guidelines on your inheritance wishes.