Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith 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, and is currently the head of communications for a large mutual fund company.

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  1. Retirement Savings

    Bear Spray For Your 401(k)

    You can defend your retirement savings from the ravages of a bear market. We'll show you how.
  2. Financial Analysis

    What Is Cash Flow From Investing Activities?

    Cash flow from investing is listed on a company's cash flow statement and includes any inflows or outflows of cash from a ...
  3. Debt

    How People Fall Into a Debt Spiral

    ...and how they can break their way out of it. Hint: You'll need to develop discipline and patience.
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Inflation and Deflation: Keep Your Portfolio Safe

    Inflation and deflation are opposite sides of the same coin. When both threaten, here's how to construct your diversified ...
  5. Mutual Funds

    Too Many Mutual Funds?

    Is there a magic number you should be aiming for? Find out here.
  6. Debt

    Good Debt Vs. Bad Debt

    Is there really such a thing as good debt and bad debt? Read on to find out.
  7. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    What Is Your Money Personality Type?

    Your money personality helps you shape your approach to spending, saving and investing. Find out which of the five profile ...
  8. Mortgage Rates

    Got a Good Mortgage Rate? Lock It In!

    Rising rates mean rising profits for lenders, providing incentive to increase rates whenever possible.
  9. Mortgage Rates

    Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Do you want to buy a house or apartment with lower up-front costs? Learn how mortgage points can help you pay less for your ...
  10. Retirement

    Five Sources of Income for Your Retirement

    Generating income without going to work can be a murky concept. Find out how it works.
  11. Marriage / Divorce

    The No. 1 Reason Why Couples Fight

    Learn how to resolve the financial and emotional issues surrounding a scarce commodity.
  12. Markets & Economy

    Does High GDP Mean Economic Prosperity?

    Find out how GDP is the typical indicator used to measure a country's economic health, what it fails to reveal, and how GPI ...
  13. Taxes

    How Your Tax Rate Is Determined

    Feel like the government always has its hand in your pocket? Learn the theory behind its decision-making on taxing you.
  14. Health Insurance

    Health Insurance: Paying For Pre-Existing Conditions

    If you bring a pre-existing condition to a new insurer, you may find yourself without coverage.
  15. High Net Worth Strategy

    Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't spend more money than you need to. ...
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