What To Do About This Market

For the first time in over three years, we have a correction in the US stock market. With the S&P 500 down about 10 percent from its high, one of longest positive markets in history ended its run.

Stock Option Basics and Tax Time Traps

When a company is acquired or goes public, behind the boss ringing the bell on Wall Street there are employees smiling because of stock options. If used correctly (and with a little luck) they can be a life-changing event, but the associated taxes are very easy to get very wrong.

No Money Down Wreaks Havoc on Your Finances

Your current TV isn’t up to snuff, so you find a good buy on a new 55” model. While paying for it, you get an offer that’s hard to believe. You can purchase your new HDTV without paying for it today. The store is offering a no money down, no interest, and no payments plan.

Cheers and Jeers for 2014

There were many reasons to celebrate in the financial world in 2014 and a few to scowl. From the well-publicized to the esoteric, here are some that stood out over the last year.

Year-End Financial Moves to Avoid

In previous years we’ve talked about strategies to improve your finances at the end of the year. Now we’ll take a different tack and focus on year-end ways you can shoot yourself in the financial foot.

Do You Belong in a Hedge Fund?

Hedge funds – the very name provokes a strong response in the financial industry. They have an allure that can overwhelm the better judgment of the savviest investors.

Stable Value Fund a Good Option for 401(k) Investors?

When looking at your 401(k) plan options, your investor mind probably didn’t register the humble stable value fund .But for those who have the patience to get to the bottom of their 401(k) investment menu, stable value funds offer some key advantages that merit inclusion in your retirement plan.