Richard Best

With more than 30 years in the financial services industry, as an advisor, a managing director, directors of training and marketing, and currently as a consultant to the industry, Richard has written extensively on a broad range of financial topics. He is a featured personal finance columnist on the websites of more than 50 regional banks, and is the exclusive content provider for a leading developer of financial advisor websites. Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  1. Financial Technology

    Top Companies Owned by PayPal (PYPL)

    Find out the top companies owned by PayPal Holdings Inc. that are paving the way to keeping it the dominant player in online ...
  2. Managing Wealth

    Top 5 Positions in Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    Find out which stocks hold the top five positions in Warren Buffett's portfolio.
  3. HELOC

    5 Reasons Not to Use Your Home Equity Line of Credit

    Find out why taking a loan from a home equity line of credit may be a bad idea, and why you should consider alternatives.
  4. High Net Worth Strategy

    Where Does John C. Bogle Keep His Money?

    Find out how Vanguard founder Jack Bogle follows his own investment advice in allocating and managing his personal and retirement ...
  5. Retirement Savings

    IRA Contribution Limits in 2018

    Find out about the 2018 (and 2017) limits for contributions and income thresholds for individual retirement accounts, including ...
  6. Personal Finance

    Money Market Accounts or CDs: Which Investment is Better?

    Find out which short-term savings vehicle, a money market accounts (MMA) or a certificate of deposits (CDs), is a better ...
  7. Managing Wealth

    3 Reasons To Not Sell After a Market Downturn

    Find out why it's a bad idea to sell after a market downturn. There are lessons to be learned from the last major market ...
  8. Retirement

    5 Tips to Increase Your Social Security Check

    These planning tips could increase your Social Security income benefits, which can significantly enhance your financial security.
  9. Stocks

    Drone Wars: DJI Vs. Intel (INTC)

    Find out which drone technology leaders, Intel Corporation or DJI Innovations, is most likely to emerge victorious in the ...
  10. Stocks

    Lockheed Martin's Top Competitors (LMT)

    Find out which companies are considered defense giant Lockheed Martin Corporation's biggest competitors and how their stock ...
  11. Managing Wealth

    I Make $50K a Year: How Much Should I Invest?

    Find out how much to invest each year if your annual income is $50,000. The key is knowing the final benchmark for your retirement ...
  12. Banking

    Why Fintech Will Drive Business Models of the Future

    The fintech revolution will be the key driver of new business models throughout the financial services industry.
  13. Budgeting & Savings

    Is Amazon Prime's $99 Annual Fee Worth it? It Depends (AMZN)

    More than 60 million people think Amazon Prime is a good deal. Here is how to determine if Prime membership may be worth ...
  14. ETFs

    The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Learn about the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs.
  15. Stocks

    Most Important Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016

    While 2016 did not see a $100 billion deal, there were plenty of important multibillion-dollar deals.
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