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Mutual fund prospectus primer

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

If you find mutual fund prospectuses and reports daunting, these tips may help to slog through them.

6 investment techniques of money managers

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Every fund manager has an investment style. We look at common approaches.

8 tax breaks that cost trillions

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

As Congress tries to reduce the deficit, some tax breaks may be on the chopping block.

What's better for you: An ETF or a mutual fund?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Each has pros and cons. Learn the trade-offs in selecting ETFs versus mutual funds.

Video: Pay less in investing fees

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Many investors tend to overemphasize returns and underemphasize investing fees.

How target-date funds work -- and don't work

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Most people don't really understand what these funds are all about. Here's what to know.

Think you have nerves of steel? Take this quiz

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Before creating an investment plan, find out if you can stomach market turmoil.

Choose your investing adventure

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Invest like a pro? How would you react to global disaster, high inflation or deflation?

How your brain sabotages the investment process

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Behavioral finance is the science of how our brain dupes us into investment mistakes.

5 critical credit score facts for millennials

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Don't know the difference between a credit report and a credit score? Here's a primer.

Sold! Meryl Streep sells Hollywood home to A-Rod

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

No, it's not in "Manhattan," but A-Rod picked up Streep's home for a steal.

6 reasons to shut up and invest

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

If you're hemming and hawing about investing, here's why you should conquer your fears.

The best card type for people with good credit?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

The best type of credit card for you depends on how you're going to use it once it's in your wallet.

Workforce mystery: Why are women dropping out?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Many factors are putting more women on the sidelines of working America.

Secret formula for picking actively managed funds

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Follow these tips to pick the best actively managed funds in a crowded field.

Are stocks a good bet when interest rates go up?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

It may not happen right away, but rates will eventually rise. Will stocks rise or fall?

Survey: Americans say they're too broke to invest

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Six out of 10 Americans say they own no mutual funds or ETFs. Can that be right?

On mortgage with deadbeat daughter-in-law

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

You co-signed the mortgage with your daughter-in-law. It is time for you both to move on.

Lawyer has my estate plan. Can I get those documents?

Bankrate.com, Wed, 01 Oct 2014

You want to have easy access to your papers when you need them. Here's what to do.

5 ways to beat rising fees on checking accounts

Bankrate.com, Tue, 30 Sep 2014

A Bankrate survey shows checking fees are up this year. Here's how to avoid them.