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I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Personal Finance

Manage Your Own 401(k) or IRA, John Oliver Style | Investopedia

In a June 2016 episode of “Last Week Tonight,” host and satirist John Oliver spent about 20 minutes excoriating an entire class of professionals who …

Retirement

My Expected Investment Changes In 2015

I make investment changes at a glacial speed. The last change was about five years ago when I combined micro-cap stocks with small-cap value stocks to reduce the number of funds in the portfolio. Before that, I eliminated a preferred stock allocation, which was fortunately done right before the …

Investing

Carrick on money: Five rookie home-buying mistakes

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>Five rookie home-buying mistakes</b><br>Over-spending, failing to account for the full range of closing costs and more.<p>About those closing costs when you buy a house…<p><b>How</b> …

Jobs, winter weather to test record stock levels

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — February job numbers and continued fallout from harsh winter weather over much of the country will have a big hand in …