Article Archive: The Short Answer

Title Collection Author Date
How to Decode Risk and Return Measures The Short Answer Adam Zoll 04/15/14
What's a Benchmark? Or Buyback? Or Moat? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 04/08/14
Student's Quandary: What to Do With $2,000 The Short Answer Adam Zoll 04/01/14
Why Some Stock Shares Are Out of Your Reach The Short Answer Adam Zoll 03/25/14
When Fund Asset Allocations Run Wild The Short Answer Adam Zoll 03/18/14
Understanding Earnings The Short Answer Adam Zoll 03/04/14
Get a Tax-Smart Plan for In-Retirement Withdrawals The Short Answer Christine Benz 02/28/14
Do Municipal Bonds Have a Place in My Portfolio? The Short Answer Morningstar.com 02/27/14
How Tax-Efficient Is Your Mutual Fund? The Short Answer Morningstar.com 02/26/14
10 Missteps With Tax-Sheltered Accounts The Short Answer Morningstar.com 02/25/14
How Saving Too Much in Your 401(k) Could Cost You The Short Answer Adam Zoll 02/25/14
Ignore Fee Data at Your Own Expense The Short Answer Adam Zoll 02/18/14
How to Speak Investment-ese The Short Answer Adam Zoll 02/11/14
Perks and Problems With the New myRA The Short Answer Morningstar 02/07/14
Is the AMT Costing Me More in Capital Gains Taxes? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 02/04/14
What Happens to Your Target-Date Fund When You Retire? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/30/14
Target-Date Pros and Cons The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/28/14
How Saving Too Much in Your 401(k) Could Cost You The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/27/14
Which Funds Own My Stock? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/21/14
Why Didn't My Trade Price Match the Quote? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/14/14
Is Your Company a Good Steward? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 01/07/14
Choice of 529 Plan Type Not Set in Stone The Short Answer Adam Zoll 12/24/13
How Did Facebook End Up in the S&P 500? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 12/17/13
How Much Emerging-Markets Exposure Do You Need? (And Do You Already Have It?) The Short Answer Christine Benz 12/10/13
What's an Emerging Market, Anyway? The Short Answer Christine Benz 12/09/13
Reinvesting ETF Dividends (Usually) Won't Cost You The Short Answer Adam Zoll 12/03/13
Don't Get Sent to the 529 Penalty Box The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/26/13
What Happens if My Broker Goes Bust? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/22/13
Learn Your ABCs Before Hiring a Financial Advisor The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/21/13
Deciding on Retirement-Account Type Requires Crystal Ball The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/21/13
S&P 500 vs. Total Stock Market: Which Is Right for You? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/20/13
Calibrate the Right Savings Rate, Allocation The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/19/13
ETFs a Good Fit for Many Long-Term Investors, Too The Short Answer Adam Zoll 11/12/13
Are Traditional Nondeductible IRA Contributions the Same as Roth? The Short Answer Christine Benz 11/05/13
Spelling Out Different Index-Calculation Methods The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/29/13
6 Big Myths About 529 Plans The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/22/13
When It Comes to 529 Plans, No Need to Share The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/22/13
Dos and Don'ts of College Savings The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/21/13
Don't Let an UGMA Leave You Saying 'Ugh' The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/21/13
Grandparents: Study Up on How Best to Help With College Costs The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/21/13
What the Heck Is Smart Beta Anyway? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/15/13
What's in a Fund Name? Not Always What One Might Expect The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/08/13
Untangling Contango The Short Answer Adam Zoll 10/01/13
Opening Up the 529 Mailbag The Short Answer Adam Zoll 09/24/13
A Performance Test for Your Self-Managed IRA or 401(k) The Short Answer Adam Zoll 09/17/13
Getting Creative With 529 Plan Options The Short Answer Adam Zoll 09/10/13
IRAs: They're Not Just for Stocks, Bonds, and Funds The Short Answer Adam Zoll 09/03/13
Caution: Beware of Dangerous (Portfolio) Intersections The Short Answer Adam Zoll 08/20/13
529 Tax Credit or Deduction: Which Is More Valuable? The Short Answer Adam Zoll 08/13/13
A Look Inside the 401(k) Mailbag The Short Answer Adam Zoll 08/06/13