Money Cents What About Investing in Real Estate?
Like many Americans, you’re probably well aware of the fact that your home is one of the biggest investments you have. But if you’re looking for other ways to take advantage of the real estate market, you may not have enough money on hand to buy a second home simply as an investment.
Jul 19, 2005 - 9:40:00 AM
Money Cents Searching For Income in Your Investments
In today’s market environment, positioning your portfolio to generate income can be one of the most challenging tasks you’ll find in managing your assets. With interest rates and inflation remaining relatively low, by historical standards, the real return – actual return minus inflation – on fixed-income investments such as bonds has been significantly less than what investors have enjoyed during the last 20 years.
Jul 12, 2005 - 8:00:00 AM
Money Cents Controlling Risk In Your Investments
The topic of asset allocation has received more attention from investors over the last couple years. Regrettably, this idea usually garners more attention in difficult markets, but is often overlooked when times are good.
Jun 6, 2005 - 3:23:00 PM
Money Cents What Stage Of Your Financial Life Are You In?
Are you a builder, a cruiser or a coaster? These may seem like farfetched labels for describing yourself, but depending on what stage of your financial life you’re in, you may fit into one of these categories. By better understanding these categories and your investing goals, you can work toward establishing a solid financial plan.
May 23, 2005 - 9:56:00 AM
Money Cents When Is It Time To Retire?
Most of us work our whole lives with the dreams of one day retiring and spending our days traveling, practicing our hobbies or participating in activities we enjoy. We plan for retirement, both financially and mentally, and know that it will be a wonderful reward after a lifetime of hard work. But when is the best time to retire?
May 16, 2005 - 10:25:00 AM
Money Cents Your Finances: The Dividing Line
Going through a divorce can be an emotionally painful and difficult time. While this experience is never easy, it is important to think about the financial consequences of separating from a spouse. There isn’t much you can do to be prepared emotionally for a divorce, but there are a few things you should look at that can help to keep your finances in order during this tough time.
Mar 22, 2005 - 7:23:00 AM
Money Cents Key Concepts for Women Investors
Women today have more earning potential and more influence over financial decisions than ever before. Women represent almost half of the workforce and many businesses are owned or managed by women. Many women influence or control the majority of all consumer purchase decisions and many of the investment decisions. As you can see, it is important for women to focus on finances now more than ever.
Mar 14, 2005 - 11:09:00 AM
Money Cents Pay Yourself First
No matter how hard you try to avoid it, sometimes it seems like your day-to-day living expenses just eat away at your entire paycheck. While you’re focused on just making ends meet, putting money away for the future may be the last thing on your mind. Even so, you need to remember that taking care of your longer-term financial goals is just as important as meeting your current needs.
Mar 7, 2005 - 3:23:00 PM
Money Cents Trim Your Tax Bill
Just as you need to think about your health year-round, you should also keep your taxes in mind throughout the year, not just when you rush to your accountant with your W-2 forms. Here are several healthy habits you can practice all year long to minimize your tax bill.
Feb 28, 2005 - 12:38:00 PM
Money Cents Switching Jobs: What To Do With Your Retirement Plan
When changing jobs there are a million things to take care of – dealing with insurance, notifying people in your Rolodex and getting ready for new challenges. Although is a busy time, one important consideration is what to do with your employer-sponsored retirement plan. While there are several things you can do, it’s important to look at the benefits and consequences of each alternative.
Feb 8, 2005 - 8:00:00 AM