Tackle debt fastest with the 'avalanche' method, or get psychological wins sooner with the 'snowball' strategy.
We break down the basics of one of the most common investment vehicles for new investors.
The FAFSA for the 2021-22 school year is now available. Put it on your to-do list.
Upcoming IPOs prompt consideration for what it means to “go public.”
Recent membership changes highlight confusion around the famous index.
Morningstar's ESG Screener makes it easy to find the right ESG fund.
Companies like to play with the price of their stocks. Here’s why and what you should know.
Go beyond performance when choosing investments.
You should probably start with a fund. Here's some advice on getting started.
529 withdrawal rules may cause you to pay extra if you’re not careful.
Morningstar's experts provide answers to seven of the most frequently asked 401(k) questions today.
Get to know the differences between them and find out which one is right for you.
A match is a great employer benefit and a powerful wealth-building tool, but there are many reasons to keep contributing to your 401(k) even if this key benefit is suspended.
We consider some options and explore the pros and cons of each.
Investors in target-date funds can set up a diversified portfolio and maintain a sensible asset allocation for decades without breaking a sweat.
Cross this big to-do off your list by following these easy guidelines.
To help investors quell anxiety and put the current market volatility into a longer-term context, we curated a collection of courses from our broader Investing Classroom curriculum.
Nuanced exclusion criteria mean funds that seek to avoid animal testing can differ widely from each other and from market benchmarks.
All you need to know about this popular account used to cover healthcare expenses.
Here's a simple system to help you break down the choice.
How to figure out your rates, and which one matters more.
If your income level is below certain thresholds, you may qualify for some of these tax-saving credits and deductions.
Be sure you're making the most of your tax deductions.
How to tell different ESG factors apart in your investing decisions.
Determine your ideal risk level in three easy steps.
After some initial setup work, these money moves are easy to maintain.
We tackle reader questions about 401(k)s.
We tell first-time bond investors what they need to know about intermediate core bond funds.
If you own mutual funds in a taxable account, you may find yourself with a tax bill despite not having sold a single share.
Don't overlook these important considerations when selecting a donor-advised fund for charitable contributions.
A look at some of the pros and cons of these increasingly popular investment vehicles.
A three-step solution for selecting the best college savings plan.
We explain what ETFs are, how to use them, and how to find the best ones.
We take a close look at these popular college-savings accounts.
These five questions can help you figure out whether to invest in municipal bonds (and the best way to do it).
Understanding duration can help you determine your bonds' interest-rate sensitivity.
Five considerations for those investing in fixed-income funds.
Confused by quant investing? We break it down.
Tips from a prior first-generation student.
Here are some issues that can arise as well as some potential solutions.
We break down what it is and how it works.
Weighing the pros and cons will help you choose the best option.
We offer some ideas to help you save more for retirement.
Plan sponsors are increasingly offering Roth 401(k) accounts alongside traditional 401(k) accounts.
We tackle reader questions about annual contribution limits, how your contribution amount could be too high, and how the match math works.
Investors should understand how capacity affects a fund.
Saving a considerable amount for retirement might not be as hard as you think.
The ins and outs (or rather, ups and downs) of the yield curve.
Here are some things you can do to safeguard your accounts.
We take a look at the valuations of six prominent IPOs.