Semper Fi-nance: Marines and money

May 25, 2012
Marines need focus to achieve missions. One commander is helping Marines take one worry off their minds: personal finances.
Posted In: marines, financial literacy, Investing, military

Parents use stocks to teach kids about Wall Street

May 23, 2012
Some adults buy stocks for kids, less as an investment and more for a teaching tool.
Posted In: Money Matters, Investing

Tips on picking stocks

May 22, 2012
I'm an individual self-taught investor who has just lost a LARGE sum of money investing in a company whose stock (of course) went immediately downhill after I bought it. Rather than becoming afraid of stocks, I am sure there is a lesson to be learned here. I'm just not sure what it is. What tips could you give for people who lose large amounts of money but want to keep investing? Brian, Miami, FL
Posted In: Investing, stocks, investment advice, stock picking

Protecting your portfolio from inflation

May 18, 2012
What's the best way to hedge against the risk of higher inflation rates? The timing is murky, but it's a prudent bet to anticipate a resurgence in inflation.
Posted In: inflation, Investing, inflation hedges

Chasing the mythical 8% return

May 18, 2012
An old investing maxim is taken to task.
Posted In: Investing, Chris Farrell, Commentaries

Investors growing more risk averse

May 18, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland talks with CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch about why investors have been slow to return to the markets after a succession of financial calamities.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, farming, cd ladder, Education

Getting your own slice of the Facebook IPO

May 11, 2012
There's a lot of hype over the upcoming Facebook IPO. We have a reality check and advice for those of you waiting impatiently for its launch.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, frenzy, Investing, hype, Wall Street

Investing lessons from the Great Recession

May 11, 2012
It's striking how well the old rules for managing money hold up. We forget that these insights were forged during scary times, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Inflation of the 1970s.
Posted In: Investing, diversification, dollar cost averaging

Are more investors staying on the sidelines?

May 9, 2012
Charles Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger discusses how the investors mindset has fundamentally shifted since the financial crisis and whether investors should be worried about Europe.
Posted In: investors, Investing, market volatility

In vino, profit!

May 4, 2012
In an age of uncertainty on the stock markets, shrewd investors in London are investing their money in fine wines and reaping a handsome return.
Posted In: Investing, wine