Have you bought a new car recently? There are numerous creditors, bankers and car dealership funding advertisements the past few months. It seems that car loans are one of the new lucrative businesses for people credit challenged people. That's right; folks may have sub-prime credit scores but are still...
There are many people who purchase US coins to enlarge their collections or in anticipation of selling them at a later date and book a profit. It is not unusual for many collectors to start collecting coins as a kind of investment, but they get so enchanted that they...
When it comes to planning for retirement, women feel less prepared than men. That's according to the New Retirement Mindscape® 2013 City Pulse index survey, commissioned by Ameriprise Financial. Only 38 percent of women surveyed as part of the study say that they feel on track for retirement (or...
If you've had money invested in the stock market in 2013, you're most likely pleased with the results. It's rare that major stock indexes, like the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500, generate returns in excess of 20 percent in a single year, as they did in 2013. In fact,...
Saving money sounds easy enough - simply spend less. Yet, finding areas to actually save can be a challenge. If you're looking for ways to make the most of your hard-earned dollars, these eight ideas are a good place to start:
What is success to you? Are you one of those dreamers that tie money to success? There are many aspects in your life in which you can be successful without money. Having enough money to make life comfortable is nice, but not everyone can say that their finances are...
When there isn't enough money to make regularly scheduled payments trouble is brewing in the budget. Has there been a slow money leak towards non-budgeted expenses or have there been multiple emergencies which drained the account? It is important to find out where your money goes each month, intentional...
This article is a brief summary of the major publications of Eugene Fama and Burton Malkiel, two of the most famous proponents of the idea that beating the stock market on a risk-adjusted basis is more difficult than you think. Fama is the father of the Efficient Market Hypothesis....
It is well-established that value stocks outperform growth stocks over the long-term. This article summarizes some exciting research explaining how earnings surprises contribute to the superior returns of value stocks.
Research shows that stocks with high dividend yields outperform those with low dividend yields. This article will summarize a few of the key research studies on the topic.