Weighing the pros and cons will help you choose the best option.
We offer some ideas to help you save more for retirement.
Plan sponsors are increasingly offering Roth 401(k) accounts alongside traditional 401(k) accounts.
We tackle reader questions about annual contribution limits, how your contribution amount could be too high, and how the match math works.
Saving a considerable amount for retirement might not be as hard as you think.
Investors should understand how capacity affects a fund.
The ins and outs (or rather, ups and downs) of the yield curve.
Here are some things you can do to safeguard your accounts.
We take a look at the valuations of six prominent IPOs.
The FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year is now available. Don't disregard it when planning how to pay for college.
Data shows that more parents are taking out loans for college funding. We take a look at the pros and cons of different funding sources.
We compare and contrast a few of the most common college-savings vehicles.
If setting up a college savings account is on your to-do list, here are some tips for getting going.
Uncertainty surrounding cost inflation and investment performance make it difficult--but not impossible--to estimate how much you should save.
Investment in prepaid 529 plans continues to decline, and in many cases it's not hard to see why.
Consider setting up a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare.
Many times it lends helpful context, but not always.
Not the ideal scenario, but also not a deal breaker.
Life is full of surprises; not all of them are good.
Here are the pros and cons of using Roth IRAs for college savings.
Here's a crash course, with links to more in-depth analyst opinions and commentary.
Get a better understanding of these popular college savings vehicles to help you maximize your investment.
It may be an unpleasant surprise, but a lower refund might not be a bad thing.
The combination of a higher standard deduction and new and enhanced credits should offset the repealed personal exemptions.
A tax deduction for the payer is no longer allowed, but the new tax laws may not apply to you.
The American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit: Which should you take?
Though it may not be signaling that a recession is imminent, the Fed should proceed with caution.
Yes, but the way it works has changed.
If you are unable to work as a result of an injury or illness, the last thing you need is serious money problems.
Self-directed investors should keep their risk tolerance in mind when choosing a 529 plan.
We walk through how to use Morningstar.com's tax analysis tools to determine if a fund is a good fit for a taxable account.
Predicting the winners and losers of the next rate hike is a difficult undertaking.
Individual bonds can be held to maturity but have a few key drawbacks, too.
Consider these strategies to stretch out your tax savings during your retirement years.
We compare and contrast a few of the most common college savings vehicles.
Investors who start early have a huge head start toward saving enough for retirement.
Factoring your total tax liability into your hourly/day rate calculation can help you stay out of debt and have more money to save.
Without payroll deductions, you have to anticipate how much you'll owe and incorporate it into your budget.
Investing in a Dow-tracker hasn't been a disastrous bet, but better options for passive core equity exposure abound.
Without program changes, younger investors may see reduced benefits, but don't bet on payouts going to zero.
These tips can help you establish good credit or improve poor credit.
We walk through exactly what's required to hit this savings benchmark (hint: it's not sorcery).
These three tips can help you maximize the tax benefits of 529 accounts.
Don't be intimidated by this technical-sounding performance measure. The concept is intuitive and the data is easy to interpret.
Buying fixed-income securities of staggered maturities and holding for the long haul makes some sense, but it may not be the best way to go.
We take a look at the pros and cons of using 529 assets for elementary and secondary private school tuition.
Six considerations for those considering an investment in municipal bonds.
A high payout ratio could be a red flag, but it doesn't always portend a dividend cut.
Whether you're in the market for a company paying a juicy yield or one that's growing its payout, here are some things to keep in mind.
A quick rundown of how the income produced by different investment types is treated at tax time.