Parents can help their college-age children monitor spending habits, avoid identity theft, and learn from their money mistakes.
Beware the dangers of complacency, remember the virtues of defensive holdings, and resist the temptation to overreach for yield, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
Recent volatility should prompt investors to put their performance in perspective, check their exposures, and update their watchlists.
The unemployment rate is about three times higher for those with no high school diploma versus college graduates, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
Strong fundamentals--including low fees, an experienced management team, and a proven bottom-up approach--are still intact at American Funds New Perspective.
We're limiting exposure to the front end of the interest rate curve in the U.S. and U.K., and shifting money to emerging-markets debt ahead of monetary easing in those regions, says BlackRock fixed-income CIO Rick Rieder.
Investors can wring more yield from their cash by using online banks, says Gary Zimmerman, founder of cash-management solution Max.
Morningstar's Bob Johnson sees the addition of jobs in the higher-paying sectors and a stable hours-worked metric as good signs for the labor market.
This week we raised our fair value for Twitter, maintained our fair value for Yum Brands in the wake of bad news, and sized up T-Mobile's newest suitor.
Paychex is one of a few firms with both an abundant capacity to pay a big dividend and a strong willingness to do so, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
The recent decline in same-store sales growth at TJX is being driven by temporary weather trends and not an erosion of the firm's moat.
With economic growth stuck at 2%, jobs growth in July will likely slow from June's upbeat number to something closer to the 12-month average, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
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