| Jan 15, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Considering all volatility in the markets, is diversifying your portfolio still a good strategy?
—C.D., 59, Altamonte Springs
Yes, it is still a good idea to remove what risk you can through diversification. Consider diversifying...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:26 PM
There are some political myths that will never go away. The liberal media bias. Democrats never vote to cut taxes. Democrats are weak on national security. No truth to any of them, but Republicans repeat them so often, a lot of people believe it.
| Sep 14, 2012
What do you do if you are loaded down with credit card debt but you know you should be saving for retirement? Do you concentrate on getting rid of the debt, and put off saving in the 401(k) or IRA for later? Or do you save now, pay off later?
| Sep 16, 2012
Ben Bernanke sure knows how to move a market.
He started, of course, Aug. 31 at Jackson Hole, Wyo., when he hinted that he was going to offer the sweet stimulus that investors always savor. Stocks rose in anticipation. But last Thursday was the big day,...
| Sep 26, 2012
The one thing about the National Football League on which almost everyone agrees is that it takes its job of providing first-rate entertainment very seriously.
That could be one explanation for the league's effort to supplement the pleasure of watching...
| Sep 30, 2012
Dear Liz: My former employer is offering the one-time opportunity to receive the value of my pension benefit as a lump-sum payment. The other option is to leave the money where it is and get a guaranteed monthly check from a single life annuity when I...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Q: I am the non-spouse beneficiary of a 401(k) plan. Do I have to take it all as one distribution and then pay taxes on it? I am 35 years old, and the person I inherited it from was 54 years old.
— F.D., Ocala
A: No, you do not normally have...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Q: I have an IRA and two 401(k) accounts. At 70 ½, do I have to take a Required Minimum Distribution from each account, or can I combine them and take one distribution?
A: While you can total IRA accounts together and take one distribution, you are...