Many sectors of the financial industry saw their prestige crumble after the economic crisis of 2007-2009. From bankers to insurance brokers to mutual fund and wealth managers, public confidence in their investing know-how nearly collapsed—leaving consumers wondering if their money was safe.
Banks once offered simple checking and savings accounts. Now they offer brokerage accounts and other financial products. How do you know what's FDIC-insured?
Choosing an adviser could be the most important financial decision you make in your lifetime, so be thorough and smart.
With so much volatility around the globe, investors are confused about the direction they should take in their investment decisions. Yet that is when having a financial adviser may make the most sense.
Here are the top 10 most widely held and heavily weighted stocks owned by equity mutual funds in all 401(k) retirement plans.
Follow these rules and you'll greatly reduce the chance that you financial adviser turns out to be a disaster, or, worse, a crook.
There are many financial perks that come with being married. Filing taxes generally isn’t one of them.
Financial stress is the most commonly cited cause of divorce in the U.S. So if you want to protect your union, make open and honest financial planning a priority. Here's how.
Hollywood’s version of estate planning is a power play from beyond the grave — the dearly departed’s chance to get even, or finally tell the relatives exactly what he thought of them. But here’s another possibility: Maybe the old geezer was scared to talk directly to his loved ones about his estate.
Alternative investing may not be for everyone, but there's an entry point for almost anyone.
ETF Strategist provides the pros and cons of investing in various assets along with sample bull, bear and sideways (neutral) portfolios.
News, analysis and advice from one of the premiere investment conferences.
Advice and guidance on how to manage your money: investments, retirement, housing and family.
Ahead of the new year -- always the season for financial reckoning -- we offer a look at these common mistakes, and ways to stop making them.
There’s yet another wrinkle in the new age of retirement and job insecurity — keeping track of all those company retirement savings plans you’ve racked up, along with that IRA you opened years ago, and creating a coherent investment strategy with them.
Sure, income is important, but without the right discipline it is easy to eat up cash, regardless of your rate of return. Here's how to keep a lid on spending.
Senior citizens are probably more willing to accept a little advice than seniors in high school. Helping aging parents be as prepared as possible for the next stages of their lives can go a long way toward creating harmony for the whole family.
Investors are turning hobbies into alternative investment vehicles, from art and comics to racehorses and wine.
Complex alternative investments are increasingly being used by financial advisors in sound investment portfolios
As nontraded REITs boom, investors weigh the risks and rewards of this popular, high-yield alternative asset class.