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Vanguard Health Care Hit Hard by Politics

Even great funds stumble occasionally. Case in point: Vanguard Health Care (VGHCX), which has delivered the highest return of any stock mutual fund over the past 30 years. After seven straight years of gains,...

8 Dow Stocks Raising Dividends for 25 Years

The 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average are household names. Their sheer size and dominance of their respective fields make them not only well known but also good bets in bad markets. All...

When Merely Being 'Suitable' is Not Enough

In past articles, I've addressed the importance of knowing whether your adviser really is a fiduciary, and why not all fiduciaries are created equal. Now, let's explore another ERISA-based mystery: the so-called...

How to Give Kids Stocks in a Meaningful, Fun Way

The season of giving is now past, so you probably know if the presents you purchased were a hit or a miss. It's tough for parents, much less grandparents, to get it right every time. And let's face it, what...

25 Big Stocks Raising Dividends for 25 Years

Finding a company with a long track record of consistent dividend payments is only part of the winning formula for investing in dividend stocks. Dividend growth matters, too. Rising dividends not only make a...

11 Dow Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

There are 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (symbol BRK.B) has stakes in 11 of them. But as prescient as the Oracle of Omaha has proved to be over the years,...

3 Reasons Warren Buffett Is Loading Up on...

Warren Buffett has more than doubled his stake in Apple (symbol AAPL, $136.66) since the end of 2016, according to statements he made during a CNBC interview. The head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) said his...

5 Best Vanguard ETFs for Retirees

If you're looking for a core group of ETFs that you can buy and hold through many years of retirement, check out the following five Vanguard funds. Two are bond ETFs that should provide some insurance against a...

The Best Investment You Can Make Isn't in Your...

I recently spoke with a woman whose company is being acquired, and this has introduced complicated financial decisions and opportunities into her life. Her one concern about working with me is the idea of paying...

6 Vanguard Index Funds to Buy and Hold Forever

Some people, including me, love to study the ins and outs of investments. Fortunately for those who don't, investing for retirement can be remarkably simple. If you're looking for a simple yet first-class...

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Basics of Money

FAQs About Health Savings Accounts

As employers search for ways to lower their health care costs, they're encouraging employees to sign...

How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a...

For millions of Americans, a 401(k) plan is an essential item in the employee playbook. As far as...

Master the Money Market

The money market is a collective name that describes all the different ways in which governments,...

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