Why Niche ETFs Are Terrible Investments

Why Niche ETFs Are Terrible Investments

Niche ETFs that focus on a very specific industry are often attractive to investors, but why saddle yourself with an illiquid ETF and pay additional fees if you could just buy the underlying holdings?

It's Officially Time to Start Thinking About Year-End Tax Planning

It's Officially Time to Start Thinking About Year-End Tax Planning

Bob Powell sat down with Jon Gassman, the Founder of The Gassman Financial Group, to talk year-end tax planning because, yes, it is that time of year.

Why Going into Debt Is the Pathway to Financial Health

Why Going into Debt Is the Pathway to Financial Health

While paying off your debt is a good rule of thumb, since interest rates for mortgages remain historically low, any leftover money could be saved and invested in retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and IRAs, 529 college savings accounts and HSAs.

4 Things Millennial Investors Can Learn From Warren Buffett

4 Things Millennial Investors Can Learn From Warren Buffett

Billionaire Warren Buffett's investment concepts can provide many strategies for Millennials and have proven to be the path to success for the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway.

What General Electric Shareholders Should Do Now

What General Electric Shareholders Should Do Now

People, especially retirees, counting on GE's quarterly dividend for income shouldn't panic. But they should rethink their reason for owning GE. Here are some alternatives.

Why the 60/40 Asset Allocation Rule Is Dead

Why the 60/40 Asset Allocation Rule Is Dead

The mainstay strategy of investing 60% of your portfolio into stocks and another 40% into bonds is not only outmoded, but also does not generate enough income for many people as lifespans have increased.

How to Roll Your 401k Into an IRA While You're Still Working

How to Roll Your 401k Into an IRA While You're Still Working

The so-called In-Service Distribution can help those near retirement gain more control over their money.

How GOP Tax Bill Can Hurt Your Retirement Investments

How GOP Tax Bill Can Hurt Your Retirement Investments

The proposed $1.51 trillion Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) could mean big changes for retirees and people investing for retirement, including the repeal of many deductions and tax credits.

Tax Reform: 5 Things You Must Know This Week

Tax Reform: 5 Things You Must Know This Week

As tax reform debates continue in Washington, here are five issues that have come up in the past week alone.

Does Capping 401(k) Tax Deductions Disincentivize Retirement Saving?

Does Capping 401(k) Tax Deductions Disincentivize Retirement Saving?

The GOP wants to limit your contributions 401(k) contributions. Is this going to exacerbate the U.S. retirement crisis by demotivating you to save?