Savings and Investments

401K Tuneup

If you’re planning to retire sometime in the next 10 years, here’s some crucial advice: Take a very hard look at your 401(k). While employer-sponsored savings plans such as 401(k)s usually are a great place to stash money during most […]

Going Global

Looking to boost your investment returns and lower your risk? Try looking overseas. International stocks offer better value than their U.S. counterparts on a variety of time-tested measures. And, contrary to received wisdom, if you invest globally in a sensible […]

Using Index Funds

Regular readers of my columns and books know that, with tedious predictability, I recommend index funds. But which ones should you buy? The choice has ballooned over the past decade. Today, there are 319 stock and bond index-mutual funds and […]