James E. McWhinney

James E. McWhinney

James McWhinney has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel.

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  1. Retirement Savings

    How to Make Your Own Retirement Fund

    Making sure you have a large enough nest egg to retire on is a challenge. Here's how to accomplish the task, one step at ...
  2. Investing Strategy

    How Do You Use Stock Simulators?

    Stock market simulators let you pick securities, make trades and track the results, all without risking a penny. Learn more ...
  3. Markets & Economy

    How and Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality, leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  4. Markets & Economy

    Twin Deficits: Twice the Fun for the U.S

    The U.S. has been running both fiscal and current account deficits for years, but what does that mean?
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Home-equity loans: What you need to know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative to other financing options.
  6. Retirement Savings

    An Introduction To The Roth 401(k)

    The money that you earn today is taxed today, making tax-free retirement withdrawals a reality.
  7. Commodities

    Water: The Ultimate Commodity

    Opportunities to invest in this scarce resource are flowing freely - dive in!
  8. Mutual Funds

    That's a (Mutual Fund) Wrap!

    Wrap mutual funds offer professional supervision and other tools for a diversified portfolio.
  9. Mutual Funds

    Wrap It Up: Terms and Benefits of Managed Money

    Read here to find out if you should have your money managed by professionals.
  10. Mutual Funds

    A Brief History of the Mutual Fund

    This popular investment vehicle has seen its share of ups and downs, successes and scandals.
  11. Markets & Economy

    Understanding the Consumer Confidence Index

    We look at this closely watched economic indicator to see what it means and how it's calculated.
  12. Investing Strategy

    Quantitative analysis: A simple overview

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  13. Markets & Economy

    IMF, WTO and World Bank: How Do They Differ?

    Understand what IMF, WTO and the World Bank are, how they differ, and why some people question their motives.
  14. Choosing an Advisor

    Choosing an Advisor: Wall Street Vs. Main Street

    A high-profile name alone won't meet your investing needs. What else to look for in an advisor.
  15. Bonds / Fixed Income

    The Impact of an Inverted Yield Curve

    Understand how the relationship between short- and long-term interest rates contributes to an inverted yield curve – a noteworthy ...
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