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Investment

Having an ample salary is great, but if you're not investing some of that money wisely maybe it's time to start. We'll bring you financial experts and articles with some great advice on successfully investing your hard-earned paychecks.

Investment Advice

  • First-Time Home Buyer Tips - Start with Confidence

    Doing research on how to buy a home is itself an investment - in time. On the one hand are the shelves of books on the subject - helpful, yet sometimes tedious in their detail. On the other hand are specialty Web sites with short, sharp … Read more...

  • Stock Market Indexed CDs

    People work hard for their money, so risky investments often make them think twice. A volatile stock market means higher risks, even for people who have been investing for years. For those who have amassed substantial savings but don't want … Read more...

  • Investing in Index Funds

    Who has the time, interest, or confidence to pick and track individual stocks (unless, of course, it's what you do for a living)? For those of us who don't, there are index funds. Every self-help guide on investing champions index funds as … Read more...

  • Using Full-Service Investment Brokers

    Full-service" brokers get their name and reputation from the dogged and devoted work they're expected to do to keep clients happy. They carry business cards from distinguished brokerage firms like Salomon Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. In … Read more...

  • Dividend Reinvestment Plans

    If you're short on cash but keen to build an investment portfolio, you may want to consider a DRIP. Shorthand for Dividend Reinvestment Plans, DRIPs allow individual shareholders to bypass brokers and make stock transactions directly with … Read more...

  • Investing in Stock Mutual Funds

    Anyone who's shopped for a mutual fund knows finding the right one can be harder than locating that proverbial needle in a haystack. There are so many to choose from. Remarkably, people seem to navigate the selection process somehow, … Read more...

  • Super-Safe Saving

    Saving your money in a safe place may seem like an obvious priority. Why would anyone want to put savings somewhere unsafe? But the fact remains that a large percentage of popular saving and investing vehicles provide no guarantee of … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - Tax Basics for Beginners

    Most of us loathe the very idea of doing our U.S. personal income taxes, not because we expect to get fleeced each April 15 (or 16) but simply because we don't know an adjusted gross income from a standard deduction. For the many tax code … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - The Alternative Minimum Tax

    Last year, a Boston-area high-tech company saw its stock plunge from a record high of $58.75 on January 20, to a low of $1.13 exactly 11 months later in November. One employee, who chose to remain anonymous for this article, exercised 1,000 … Read more...

  • Talking Taxes - How to Avoid an Audit

    A few years ago, the Internal Revenue Service challenged the tax deductions a college professor took for losses he reported in his business as a book author. "They came in and said, 'OK, prove to us it's a business,'" recalled Joseph … Read more...