Sarah O'Brien is a business writer who specializes in personal finance, real estate and corporate finance.
As the investment advisory industry becomes more client-centric, advisors are working in non-traditional ways, tapping non-financial skills.
Financial advisors differ on how often to rebalance client portfolios but agree it's important in order to optimize asset allocation.
Some are letting emotions and political passions drive financial decisions, which studies show is anathema to good investment outcomes.
Being fiscally fit for retirement is a must, but don't neglect the emotional, physical and social components of your golden years.
With financial services a prime target for cyberattacks, many advisors say electronic safety of data and assets should be a priority.
Taking time to understand key aspects of tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plans can help you make smarter decisions for building a nest egg.
With market volatility looming, investors should make sure passive options such as exchange-traded funds are where they want to park money.
Financial advisors say that before you buy ETFs, it's important to grasp their nuances, because they are far from risk-free.
Liquidity is one reason ETFs appeal to many, but advisors say they only make sense if vetted and employed properly.
From managing capital gains to charitable giving, there's a range of strategies to reduce the amount you fork over to the government.