Bonds Articles

  1. How Good a Deal is an Indexed Annuity?

    Indexed annuities are marketed as a compromise between fixed and variable-rate products. But watch the fine print!
  2. Fundamental Investment Metrics For Buying Stocks And Bonds

    Don't let the name fool you. Even a "fundamental" investor has to pay attention to certain metrics.
  3. Crass (But Effective) Ways to Build a College Fund

    Learn from non-profit fundraisers: Encourage friends and family to give your kid college cash, not toys – and say thank you, ...
  4. 4 Free Parking Apps That Save You Time and Money

    Free parking apps that are working to save you gas, time and money.
  5. 11 Ways to Save on Hotel Costs

    One of the biggest expenses when traveling is lodging. According to the latest data from the Hotel Price Index from Hotels.com, ...
  6. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  7. Bulk Up Your Retirement

    If your business has receiveables, here's a smart way to leverage them to build up your retirement fund – fast
  8. 5 Key Strategies For ETF Growth Investors

    Key strategies you can employ that will allow you to get out ahead of near-term volatility.
  9. Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open ...
  10. 5 Little Money White Lies That Can Leave You in the Red

    The lies you tell yourself can cost you plenty. Beware.
  11. Use Paying Rent to Boost Your Credit Score

    Now, rent payments can work for you – not just against you – to affect your credit rating
  12. To Love, Honor and Collect: You, Your Spouse and Social Security

    You may have earned your Social Security benefits on your own, but if you’re married, your collection strategy should be ...
  13. 5 Articles to Refresh Your Financial Literacy

    Being smart about things financial can make the difference between a shaky future and a comfortable one
  14. How To Protect Yourself From Rising Interest Rates

    Today's historically low interest rates have just one way to go. How should you prepare for their inevitable rise?
  15. Peri-Retirement: The New Life Transition

    Use your 30s and 40s to imagine new life options – and try them on for size
  16. 7 Things You’re Overpaying for on Vacation

    If you’re looking for summer costs that can be reduced, here are seven to start with.
  17. An Introduction To Dark Pools

    Dark pools are an ominous-sounding term for private exchanges or forums for trading securities; unlike stock exchanges, dark ...
  18. 6 Credit Card Rules for New College Grads

    Used well, your credit card can build a credit history that gets you jobs, apartments and a lower car-loan rate
  19. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  20. Who Are America’s 10 Highest-Paid CEOs?

    Some of the top companies in America are worth billions of dollars, so how much do their CEOs earn annually?
  21. 5 Ways to Know You Are Spending Too Much Money

    Five signs it’s time to put on the brakes, stop spending too much money, and start saving.
  22. “Cautious” Investors: Saying One Thing, Doing Another

    Five years into an equity bull market, investors say they’re still cautious. However, Americans hold as much risk in their ...
  23. Top 15 Colleges Where Graduates Earn The Most Money With Their Degree

    New data revealed from PayScale shows how much graduates are earning from over 1,000 schools around the country.
  24. Credit vs. Debit Cards: Which is Better?

    Be strategic about the card you choose
  25. Five Stocks Whose Growth Rides On Low-Income Customers

    Catering to the rich won’t make you rich; there just aren’t enough of them to go around. But become popular with the regular ...
  26. Housing Market to Heal (But Remain Cautious of Homebuilders)

    Despite last week’s troubling drop in new home sales, the housing market should continue to recover. However, a sanguine ...
  27. Millennials: Let’s Grab A Beer, Burger and a Movie In 2064

    Asking a 25-year old to save money for his 75-year old future self is like asking him to give money to a stranger. But if ...
  28. The Perils Of Program Trading

    The increasing use of program trading makes market glitches inevitable - and sometimes disastrous.
  29. What Are The Best Bets In Biotech?

    The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is off nearly 20% as its components busy themselves with hostile bids and frenzied buying ...
  30. The Home Appraisal: Your Key to a Successful Refinance

    When you refinance your mortgage, everything hinges on the appraisal. Here's what appraisers look at, how to make your home ...
  31. Summer Blockbusters: Tips on Cutting Your Movie Bill

    There are practical ways you can save money on movie tickets and cut back on how much you spend on movies in general.
  32. Outside-the-Box Financial Strategies to Pay for College

    Four unexpected ways to build your kids' college fund
  33. 3 Defensive Equity ETFs For Turbulent Times

    Investors that are concerned about the recent volatility in the stock market may want to consider looking at conservative ...
  34. What is Bitcoin Mining?

    How does Bitcoin get released into circulation?
  35. Are People Really Receiving Their Salary Through Bitcoin?

    Did you know people are having their salaries paid with Bitcoin?
  36. Japan’s 20-Year Deflationary Spiral Is About To End

    With this month’s hike in the consumption tax from 5% to 8%, investors are fearful that history may repeat itself.
  37. Don't Get Burned by High Credit Card Rates

    How to avoid the worst rates – and use teaser offers strategically
  38. Survey: Americans Still Feel Vulnerable About Healthcare Insurance Under Obamacare

    The Afforable Care Act, aka Obamacare, continues to remain a hot-button political issue as America heads into its mid-term ...
  39. Top Pension Systems in the World

    The U.S. and Canada aren't even close to tops in retiree pensions. Canada ranks 6 of 20 countries; the U.S.,11th.
  40. When Is Grad School Worth It?

    How to figure whether the payback you get from going to grad school – earnings, lifestyle, career opportunities – is worth ...
  41. Top 2014 Muni Bond ETFs

    April 15 came and went, but the memory of how much of your pay the IRS helped itself to should remain clear. As should the ...
  42. 3 Intriguing Canada ETFs For Your Portfolio

    Canada offers many attractive qualities for investors seeking exposure to North America, including plentiful natural resources, ...
  43. Thoughts from the Frontline: The Cost of Code Red

    Thoughts from the Frontline: The Cost of Code Red
  44. The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the ...
  45. A Look At 2014's Leading Cannabis Stocks (Part II)

    This is the second missive of a two-part series on cannabis stocks in 2014.
  46. What to Do if You Don't Have a College Fund for Your Child

    Learn how your credit, equity in your home, credit card habits, and other resources can all impact your child's ability to ...
  47. A Look At 2014's Leading Cannabis Stocks (Part I)

    Even though cannabis-sector stocks have dropped more than 50 percent since the March peak, the Benzinga 420 Marijuana Index ...
  48. Cycles And Presidential Cycles: Is There A Twist?

    The days when QE-infinity both here and in the land of the rising sun meant free money for those that could pull off the ...
  49. “Cautious” Investors: Saying One Thing, Doing Another

    Five years into an equity bull market, investors say they’re still cautious. However, Americans hold as much risk in their ...
  50. Are Mutual Funds Doomed?

    Decreases in mutual fund classes and the growing use of ETFs means the future of mutual funds will be anything but smooth. ...
  51. Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Many people who long for early retirement simply may have never known what it's like to enjoy going to work every day. A ...
  52. 10 Sobering Findings About America’s Financial Literacy

    April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of financial literacy and encourage Americans to learn ...
  53. Don't Believe The Hype About A Yahoo Turnaround

    Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has recently claimed the company's core display advertising business is starting to show ...
  54. State Employment Trends: Does a Low Tax/Right-to-Work/Low Minimum Wage Regime Correlate ...

    Employment in Governor Walker’s Wisconsin, as in Governor Brownback’s Kansas, has lagged behind that of the United States ...
  55. What Makes LinkedIn Different From Facebook and Twitter

    Even with its network of 250 million members, Mountain View, Calif.-based LinkedIn Corp. is often overlooked when it comes ...
  56. Understanding FHA Home Loans

    Don't be overwhelmed when filling out these forms. Find out what you need to do here.
  57. Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy

    A close look at how the Fed decides which path to follow.
  58. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) caused by Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street ...
  59. What Maker-Taker Fees Mean To You

    Exchanges and a few high-frequency traders are being scrutinized for a rebate pricing system regulators believe distorts ...
  60. The 401(k) Choice: Who's Right for a Roth

    Roughly half of U.S. employers offer a Roth 401(k). Anyone whose tax bracket is likely to increase later in life, especially ...
  61. Is Amazon Prime Still The Best Deal In Tech?

    If you asked that question a week ago, when Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) raised its annual fee for Amazon ...
  62. Save Money: 5 Expenses You Don’t Need

    Everyone likes having extra cash, and saving money every month doesn’t have to mean making big sacrifices in time, effort, ...
  63. Outside the Box: Hoisington Investment Mgmt Review and Outlook, Q1 2014

    Outside the Box: Hoisington Investment Management Quarterly Review and Outlook, First Quarter 2014
  64. Five Retirement Warning Signs for Millennials

    If Gen Y'ers don't want to keep working forever, here's what they need to do now.
  65. Why Stick With Energy Stocks? (Hint: Geopolitical Risk)

    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on the rise instead, how this has ...
  66. Dental Insurance: Is It Worth the Cost?

    A trip to the dentist can take a big bite out of your wallet, which is why it’s important for some people to purchase dental ...
  67. Why College Graduates Are Settling for Minimum Wage Jobs

    Going to college means you’re going to land a high-paying job and make lot of money, right? That is not the case in today’s ...
  68. Are We Setting Ourselves Up For Another Financial Crisis?

    “More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those words are, ‘This time is different.’”
  69. What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater Real Estate Market

    Prices for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. area homes are up 13.3% from the same month last year, but the median price ...
  70. Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately impact our investing behavior. ...
  71. Overbought Or Oversold? Use The Relative Strength Index To Find Out

    The Relative Strength Index comes in handy when identifying areas that are potentially overbought or oversold.
  72. How IEX is Combating Predatory Types Of High-Frequency Traders

    IEX is an Alternative Trading System (ATS) that seeks to combat predatory trading, particularly high-frequency trading. ...
  73. Thoughts From The Frontline: Every Central Bank For Itself

    Thoughts from the Frontline: Every Central Bank for Itself
  74. 10 Ways to Screw up Your Retirement

    There are many common traps that retirees or soon-to-be-retirees fall into. We’ve laid out the top 10 here to help you avoid ...
  75. No Legwork Wednesday – J.C. Penney And The 'No Sale' Debacle

    When it comes to retailing, a company’s success depends as much on properly positioning its products as it does on the actual ...
  76. The Four Most Commonly-Used Indicators In Trend Trading

    Here are the top indicators and tools trend traders use to establish when trends exist and to find entry/exit points.
  77. Tax Dodging Companies Cost You More Than $1,200 Each Year

    Every year that multinational corporations and wealthy individuals lower their U.S. tax bills by stashing profits in off-shore ...
  78. 10 Money Scams Aimed At Senior Citizens

    The older people get, the more vulnerable they become to fraud. Here are 10 scams to watch out for -- with FBI tips on how ...
  79. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Gold Standard

    Many feel that with the instability that occurred in the first decade of the 21st century, some form of the gold standard ...
  80. Guide: How to Save on Expensive Funeral Costs

    According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was $7,045.
  81. If You Live In One Of These 11 States You May Be Flunking Finance

    Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to make effective and informed money management decisions. ...
  82. I Didn’t File Taxes, Now What?

    April 15 has come and gone, but if you didn’t file your tax bill, all is not lost, even if you think you will owe taxes. ...
  83. 3 Dumb Ways to Borrow Money

    Money — everyone needs it, but not everyone has it. Many people who find themselves in a financial bind aren’t left with ...
  84. Tying the (Financial) Knot: 5 Must-Ask Questions for Couples

    In her latest personal finance post, Jessie Szymanski takes a closer look at a major cause of conflict in American marriages. ...
  85. The Price Of Produce Is Sky Rocketing – Here's How To Save

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of produce is rising fast. Lettuce is projected to jump more than 30% in ...
  86. Your Bad Financial Habits Can Hurt Your Kids

    Modeling sensible planning and budgeting practices in front of your kids helps set them up for a lifetime of financial good ...
  87. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  88. Obamacare May Reduce Auto Insurance Rates

    A benefit of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may be a drop in car insurance premiums as health care providers shoulder more ...
  89. The Pros And Cons Of The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    Perhaps the most highly-debated “benefit” to owning a home is the mortgage interest deduction.
  90. How Much College Can You Afford?

    Know the difference so that you don't buy the wrong thing.
  91. 10 Hidden Costs Of Parenting

    It's no secret that raising a child is expensive. Here are 10 hidden costs of parenting for which prospective mothers and ...
  92. Early Bird Doesn't Get The Social Security Worm

    Here’s an eye-opening statistic: 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their ...
  93. For Individual Investors, These May Be The Best Of Times

    The raging debate on high frequency trading may lead the average retail investor to think that he/she continues to get a ...
  94. Infographic - The Lifecycle of a Bond

    Basic information on how Bonds work.
  95. Avoid Taxes on IRA Rollovers

    For years, IRA owners have been allowed to roll over their money from one IRA to another once a year without penalty, for ...
  96. 7 Ways To Save On Prescription Drugs

    If you have quality insurance you may not notice but if you don’t, you know that the price of prescription drugs is high. ...
  97. Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.
  98. Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

    With rates likely “low for long,” the stretch for yield looks set to continue, though investors should be cautious before ...
  99. Banking Perks for the Rich That Will Make You Green With Envy

    Famous faces are known for getting mountains of free stuff and special treatment. And the bank is no exception. Forget cars, ...
  100. The Devil in the Details: Five Retirement Budget Proposals

    President Obama got our attention in his State of the Union speech by calling for action on retirement. The President’s budget ...
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