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When markets heat up, it's time to be cowardly

Don't confuse courage with wisdom: There's no shame in a cowardly portfolio.<p>Now that the stock market has reached all-time highs, you may be thinking yourself a coward for being reluctant to invest now.<p>But as a great man – OK, the Wizard of Oz — once said, you may be a victim of disorganized …

7 Annuity Mistakes to Avoid

Annuities guarantee lifetime income, but they can be complex and expensive.<p><i>I am in the market for an annuity for retirement income. What do I need to</i> …

How To Invest $1,000 Right Now

Getting started investing is tough. Many investment accounts have minimums that keep small investors at arm’s reach, for instance.<p>Buying stock with limited resources can be difficult as well. You might end up with five or 10 shares of two or three firms at most. Commissions are low but they add up …

How To Retire On Time With No Worries

Frankly speaking, the biggest advantage of any single investor is time. How big an advantage? Big enough to allow an ordinary saver to retire well with no worries.<p>That’s not what happens, of course. Most people do it completely backwards, waiting until their 40s to start thinking about retirement. …

Nearly 70% Of Self-Employed Workers Aren't Saving Enough For Retirement

While the traditionally employed can enroll in company-sponsored 401(k) plans that make automatic, regular retirement contributions, self-employed workers don't have this option. And nearly 70% of them are not saving sufficiently, according to a new survey of 2,014 U.S. residents from TD Ameritrade.<p>…