• How to invest in real estate without buying a home

    How can I get the benefit of real estate investments without becoming a landlord? Real estate remains a strong investment, even with prices slowing. But owning property can be a hassle. A huge amount of capital gets tied up …

  • 5 things you must do before you retire

    If you’re looking forward to retirement, you’re not alone. Countless workers dream of leaving their jobs behind and enjoying the freedom of unstructured days. But before you pull the trigger on retirement, be sure to tackle the following moves so…

  • Companies where tomorrow’s graduates want to work

    Recent graduates still covet jobs on Wall Street or at prestigious consulting firms. But high-profile tech companies are also on their short lists of potential employers. Amazon, for example, shot up in popularity among business and engineering students, according to…

  • How can I get downside risk protection with robo-advisors?

    How can I get down-side risk protection with robo-advisors? Robo-advisors have remade the investing landscape: they’re simple, low cost and passive investments almost always outperform active investments over the long term. For most people, the set-and-forget mode of passive investing…

  • 3 reasons to retire as early as you can

    Would you love to retire early? So many people have that goal, and for a variety of reasons. For some, it’s a matter of escaping a tough work schedule and the pressures that come with it. For others, it’s an…

  • How do you know you’re ready to retire early?

    How do I know if I can retire early? Some people go to great lengths to set up their spending, saving and investment goals so they can retire early. For Justin McCurry — who retired at age 33 with $1.3…

  • How to catch up on retirement savings in your 50s

    If you’re nearing retirement age and your savings are looking a little sparse, you’re not alone. Forty-six percent of baby boomers don’t have anything stashed away for retirement, according to a study from the Insured Retirement Institute, which means nearly…

  • How can I protect my investments from inflation?

    Even as your investments increase in value, inflation can eat away at what they’re worth. There are things investors can do to hedge the immediate effects of inflation, or earn a return that outpaces inflation over time. But it can…