If your plan has high fees, no company match, or poor investment choices, let the data do the talking and be politely persistent, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
This week's retail sales report provided more evidence that the economy is bouncing back from a tough first quarter. Plus, Apple conference insights and more.
With most of the debt now being held by institutions, contagion is no longer a concern, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
In addition to moving from stocks to bonds, investors may also pivot away from more volatile intra-asset-class tilts as they move into retirement, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Consider these 529 plan strategies, tax and financial aid implications, and more when saving for grandkids.
Since 2003, the lowest-cost mutual funds have taken the lion's share of assets as the benefits of low fees became widely recognized and advisors moved away from commission-based accounts.
Slimming bloated operations and reinvesting in its solid portfolio of brands will drive more balanced top-line growth and profit improvement for the packaged-goods firm.
Uncertainty over interest rates, frothiness among higher-yielding issues, and liquidity risk are reasons to be cautious, says MetWest's Laird Landmann.
Silver-rated Vanguard-Equity Income's two subadvisors team up to deliver top-decile yield and the potential for long-term growth of capital.
Retirees should manage their portfolios with Social Security in mind, but including it as part of your bond allocation could get messy, says financial-planning expert Michael Kitces.