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How to keep your retirement on track if John Bogle is right about 4% stock returns

One of the biggest questions facing retirement investors right now is what to expect from stocks over the coming decade.<p>It matters the most if you're …

Gone Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Gillian Flynn<p><b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read</b><p><b>The #1 New York Times Bestseller</b><br>On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made …

Index Funds Are Finally Sexy. What a Shame.

The common-sense route to patient investing has turned into another way for people to take bad risks.<p>When Peter Lynch managed the Fidelity Magellan mutual fund from 1977 to 1990, he was the most famous investor in the country, bigger even than Warren Buffett. During his tenure, Magellan earned an …

Investing

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade

Almost a year ago to the day, <i>InvestorPlace’s</i> Dan Burrows highlighted the 10 best-performing S&P 500 stocks of the past decade. The most important …

The power of combining frugal savings and compound interest, in one chart

One of things you learn quickly when managing your wealth is how difficult it is to get a decent return on your money without a lot of risk.<p>Getting a 5% or 10% return year-over-year is considered doing well. Investors get really excited over 15% returns.<p>But if I can save 15% or more on things I buy …

Happy people do these 11 special things (according to psychologists)

When you think about it, it’s our habits that define us. Our habits can either make us happier and more successful or they can thwart us from …

First Cannabis ETF Hits Market and Rises Sharply in Initial Trading

Marijuana is likely to be legal throughout Canada next year and the markets are eager to get in on the ground floor.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Canada continues to trail blaze when it comes to legal marijuana, with national legalization on the table in 2017 and even …

The Myth Of Dollar Cost Averaging

What, exactly is dollar cost averaging?<p>Does dollar cost increase returns?<p>Does dollar cost decrease risk?<p>"According to folklore, an aerodynamic …

Investing

13 documentaries on Netflix that will change the way you see the world

Documentaries have a bad reputation, and that changes now. What some perceive as a boring genre is actually a home to some of the most inspiring, …

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most …

Journalism

The 4% Rule for Retirement Has Flaws You Need to Know

Part of this well-known guideline's appeal is that it makes retirement planning and managing your nest egg seem simple. But wise Fools know that …

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

The amount of cash corporate America is dishing to investors sends a scary signal about the stock market's future

And this should worry anybody looking at the stock market's future.<p>In a note to clients published Thursday, Jonathan Glionna, Barclays' head of US equity strategist research, highlights that the total payout ratio for S&P 500 companies — which includes dividends and share repurchases — has totaled …

Stock Markets

The average American has this much retirement income

If you're stressed out about retirement, you're not alone. Many Americans are. Major life-changing events and money are two of the leading stressors we face, according to survey data, and retirement involves both of them.<p>For many Americans, stepping away from a career and committing to a fixed …

Retirement

The big home ownership lie: Greed, fear and how the big banks exploited a human need

We derive a sense of security from home ownership. That makes us vulnerable to being screwed over — and hard<p><b>The Home Ownership Meme Can Be Very Powerful</b><p>Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “internet meme.” Someone does something, say “planking” on a fast-food counter, and uploads a video …

The secret to a happier, healthier life: Just retire

Retirement, contrary to popular opinion, is not the time in which your satisfaction with life declines and your health deteriorates. Instead, it’s …

Helen Simpson interview: ‘The great unspoken subject for couples is probably: whose job is more important?’

Halfway through our interview, Helen Simpson begins to worry about the time. We’d frittered the first few minutes on general civilities, and squandered several more fiddling with books and bags and glasses of water. Now the clock is ticking, and we’re paying for our profligacy. “We’ve only got an …

Books

LARRY SUMMERS: The global economy is facing a 'dangerous' situation

During HSBC's Global Investment Seminar in New York this week, Harvard professor and economist Larry Summers brought up secular stagnation.<p>In 2013, Summers revived the phrase, which, over time, has come to mean all sorts of things to different people. But at its core, secular stagnation refers to a …

No Such Thing As a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy by Linsey McGoey – review

Is his vast charity empire changing the world for the better? Or is Bill Gates playing God?<p>Ten years ago, when the Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was midway through his startling metamorphosis from monopolistic software magnate to possibly the world’s most admired philanthropist, he made a speech …

Bill Gates

Apple earnings may help set a Nasdaq record next week

Technology shares led the U.S. stock market's recovery this week from its worst correction in four years in August, thanks to gains in Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft, after the three companies reported better-than-expected earnings results.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.9 percent to …

Stock Markets

5 Money Lessons Students Should (But Usually Don't) Learn In School

As millions of American children head back to school over the next few weeks, they’re preparing for lessons in reading, writing, and math. But there’s one crucial subject that too many of today’s high schools students are missing out on: Financial literacy.<p>Only 17 states require a high school …

Personal Finance

The digital debate is done, and the reading public are the winners

The ebook debate has moved on from zealots versus luddites – and has empowered readers<p>When I started writing this column three-and-a-half years ago, the digital publishing revolution was just starting to filter down to public consciousness.<p>From a pub lunch where someone was showing off their new …

Books

Personal Finance Tweets of the Week (End of Summer)

Tweet Haven’t done this for a while, but here are some of the more interesting financial (and other) tweets that I saw this week. Interesting that …

Personal Finance

Saying Goodbye to a Secret Bookstore

I suppose it’s O.K. to give away the address now. The books are gone, packed up in dozens of cardboard boxes and hauled away. When you ring the buzzer for apartment No. 7, nothing happens any longer, and won’t, probably, until someone else moves in. The old feeling you’d get, that you had sprung a …

China’s Long Minsky Moment

In the wake of Beijing’s decision to devalue its currency this week, the scuttlebutt that has been circulating in western financial circles for months has made the front of the <i>Times</i>: an article by Neil Gough, datelined Hong Kong, relayed concerns that the Chinese economy probably isn’t growing at …

How do I read a balance sheet - what shows if a firm is strong or not?

I'm new to investing and keen to learn more before making any rookie mistakes.<p>I have noticed in your stories you mention that investors buying …

Opinion: Don’t let these investing mistakes lose you money in a bear market

Once stocks start to tumble, likely sooner than later, many people will learn the painful lesson that their investment ideas and habits have been …