Teach Your Kids Investing Basics

Saving Is the Beginning. The importance of saving money is the first lesson kids should learn, so think about opening savings accounts for your children. Explain that their money earns more money just by remaining in the account. Find out if your child’s school has an arrangement with a local bank that allows students to open savings accounts and...

Lagging Returns? Blame Your Disposition

Your personality affects many things in your life — whether you’re shy or outgoing, which activities you enjoy doing, how well you get along with your coworkers. But does your personality affect your investment decisions? Researchers are finding that certain psychological traits — rather than logic — frequently influence investment decisions....

Basic Investment Guide

Prepare for your journey to retirement and choose your future today. Read our Basic Investment Guide and begin planning for retirement success.

Don’t Spoil a Good Time

If you make a mistake planning the food for your Super Bowl party, it’s easy enough to run out to the store for more chips and dip. But, if you make a mistake with your investments, the fix may not be so easy. Here are common errors investors should try to avoid. Running Toward the Wrong Goalposts. Different goals require different types of...

Stock Investing: Are You Pickin’ Up Good Vibrations?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make wise decisions about whether to buy or sell a stock based on how you feel? In fact, emotion is the very last thing you want ruling your investing moves. Before you act on those “vibes,” remember that the best investment decisions come from a clear head and a rational mind. Here are some ideas that can help...

Rebalancing Your Portfolio: Put Troublemakers in Their Place!

Remember how it took only one really determined kid in grade school to disrupt the whole class? If the teacher didn’t nip that behavior in the bud, the unruliness escalated. And it didn’t take long for the situation to spiral completely out of control. Your investments can be a lot like that unruly kid. When one of them doesn’t “behave” the way...