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Kid dressed as businessman on Wall Street
Hey, parents! Here’s how to get $20 of free stock for your kids Stocks October 16, 2017
If you're like an estimated 41% of parents, you've never talked with your kids about investing. That statistic is courtesy…
Stockpile Halloween $1 stock gift card
Trick or treat: Would you hand out $1 gift cards for company stock instead of candy? Holiday Shopping October 13, 2017
Want to see some Halloween magic? Just one dollar could turn the trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood into investors right before…
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Taking stock: How to think about the markets when they hit all-time highs Stocks August 21, 2017
When the stock market hit record highs earlier this month, you were probably thinking one of two things... You were…
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k)
The biggest mistake you can make with your 401(k) Money & Credit August 2, 2017
Are you guilty of making what SmartMoney magazine once called 'The Dumbest Investment Move' in your 401(k) at work? I…
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks
6 reasons I own dividend-paying stocks Investing & Retirement May 1, 2017
It’s no secret that I’m a big believer in income investing. Folks who know my philosophy know that dividend-paying stocks…
5 ways to buy stocks for free or very cheap
5 ways to buy stocks for free or very cheap Money & Credit April 14, 2017
Coming in May 2017: Motif Investing will charge a $10 semi-annual platform fee on low-balance accounts with little trading activity.…
Vanguard crosses $4 trillion asset threshold
Vanguard crosses $4 trillion asset threshold Money & Credit February 10, 2017
It's one of Clark's favorite discount investment brokerages...and it's growth is off the charts! Vanguard has now crossed the $4…
10 best investment companies for small investors
10 best investment companies for small investors Money & Credit August 10, 2016
The financial service industry is not exactly geared to somebody who's not Daddy Warbucks. If you're a small investor, it…
Pump and dump scams make a comeback
Pump and dump scams make a comeback Scams & Rip-Offs June 3, 2016
Ever gotten a hot stock tip in your email inbox, supposedly letting you know about some undervalued and unknown company…
Investment Guide
Investment Guide Money & Credit May 1, 2016
Investing can seem so complicated that some just shut down and do nothing -- or hire a salesperson to guide…
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising
Big 3 discount investment houses go all in on robo-advising Money & Credit March 30, 2016
For many years, the Big Three discount investing houses -- Fidelity, Schwab and Vanguard -- operated on a simple full…
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker
3 reasons not to do business with a full-commission stock broker Money & Credit March 28, 2016
Do stockbrokers work for you or against you? The answer might surprise you. Stockbrokers are allowed to work against the…
Apple stock falls on worries about future growth
Apple stock falls on worries about future growth Money & Credit January 27, 2016
Apple is feeling a little rotten today. The company did not report good numbers and warned Wall Street that the…
Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace
Index Funds Let You Own the Whole Marketplace Money & Credit March 27, 2015
I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about…
New Ways To Save Money on Auto Insurance and Investing
New Ways To Save Money on Auto Insurance and Investing Insurance March 19, 2015
Artificial intelligence of various types will become more and more prominent in our lives. And the good news is, it…
How to find a fee-only financial planner
How to find a fee-only financial planner Money & Credit March 17, 2015
Do you have money to invest, but you're not sure where to put it? Most people who are unsure about…
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You?
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You? Money & Credit January 15, 2015
There’s no arguing that technology has made an indescribable impact on our everyday lives. With all of the innovations staring…
4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women
4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women Money & Credit January 9, 2015
I have some disturbing news where women are definitely not living life equal to men. Women tend to live 5…
How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement
How To Avoid Losing $100,000 In Retirement Money & Credit July 17, 2014
Employees of smaller companies will have $100,000 less in retirement than workers at bigger companies. But it's not for the…
Should You Sell Or Stay Put In The Stock Market?
Should You Sell Or Stay Put In The Stock Market? Money & Credit July 2, 2014
As the stock market keeps climbing into the stratosphere, I have some advice for panicky investors worried about a market…
Margin trading: Sabotage to your stock portfolio
Margin trading: Sabotage to your stock portfolio Money & Credit April 13, 2014
The stock market is way up over the last 5 years, but there's something many of you are doing that…
Is the stock market rigged?
Is the stock market rigged? Money & Credit April 9, 2014
Reports are now emerging that the stock market is rigged against small investors. But while that may add to your…
The real cost of that 401(k) loan
The real cost of that 401(k) loan Money & Credit November 11, 2013
Borrowing against your 401(k) It might be tempting to borrow against your 401(k), but have you ever thought of the…
Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds
Buying individual stock picks vs. index funds Money & Credit September 12, 2013
I always get questions about the extremes of investing when I’m out and about. People are either asking me about…
Savers still facing low interest rates
Savers still facing low interest rates Money & Credit August 9, 2013
Savers are getting the short end of the stick while it remains a borrower's paradise thanks to low inflation and…
The best way to work the stock market
The best way to work the stock market Money & Credit July 24, 2013
With the latest turmoil in stocks and bonds, what should you be doing with your money now?
Twitter hack impacts the stock market
Twitter hack impacts the stock market Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Have you heard about the rumor of a White House bombing spread by a Tweet that momentarily shook the stock…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Apple struggling to find a second act Mobile & Electronics April 25, 2013
Apple's decline in stock value has resulted in a share buyback program. But does one bad year spoil the whole…
Apple struggling to find a second act
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
Is it time to jump back into the stock market?
Is it time to jump back into the stock market? Money & Credit February 4, 2013
Stocks have had a nice run-up of late. So could now be the time to get back in the market?…
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