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.
Cross this big to-do off your list of New Year's resolutions.
Plan sponsors are increasingly offering Roth 401(k) accounts alongside traditional 401(k) accounts.
Saving a considerable amount for retirement might not be as hard as you think.
Investors in target-date funds can set up a diversified portfolio and maintain a sensible asset allocation for decades without breaking a sweat.
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.
Here's a simple system to help you break down the choice.
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.
We compare and contrast a few of the most common college-savings vehicles.
If setting up a college savings account is on your to-do list, here are some tips for getting going.
Uncertainty surrounding cost inflation and investment performance make it difficult--but not impossible--to estimate how much you should save.
The FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year is now available. Don't disregard it when planning how to pay for college.
Data shows that more parents are taking out loans for college funding. We take a look at the pros and cons of different funding sources.
Investment in prepaid 529 plans continues to decline, and in many cases it's not hard to see why.
The FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year is now available. Put it on your to-do list.
Consider setting up a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare.
Many times it lends helpful context, but not always.
Not the ideal scenario, but also not a deal breaker.
Life is full of surprises; not all of them are good.
Here are the pros and cons of using Roth IRAs for college savings.
Here's a crash course, with links to more in-depth analyst opinions and commentary.
If your income level is below certain thresholds, you may qualify for some of these tax-saving credits and deductions.
Get a better understanding of these popular college savings vehicles to help you maximize your investment.
It may be an unpleasant surprise, but a lower refund might not be a bad thing.
The combination of a higher standard deduction and new and enhanced credits should offset the repealed personal exemptions.
A tax deduction for the payer is no longer allowed, but the new tax laws may not apply to you.
The American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit: Which should you take?
Be sure you're making the most of your tax deductions.
How to figure out your rates, and which one matters more.