Worried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings? Read This.

In the last few days, a number of readers have written to The Simple Dollar regarding the recent downturn in the stock market. Here are a few of those notes, starting with one from Dave: 45 years old, aiming to retire at 62. I have been in the aggressive portfolio in my 401(k) since signing … Read moreWorried About the Stock Market and Your Retirement Savings? Read This.

2019 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction, and Other Changes

I had been waiting to do this article, because I didn’t want to have to rewrite it if Republicans decided to pass another significant piece of tax legislation while they still have control of both chambers of Congress. But it’s now pretty clear that that won’t be happening. While 2018 was a major overhaul relative … Read more2019 Tax Brackets, Standard Deduction, and Other Changes

2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest Using Dollar-Cost Averaging or Lump Sum?

Welcome to your “2-Minute Money Manager,” a short video feature answering money questions submitted by readers and viewers. Today’s question is about investing methods; specifically, when approaching the stock market, is it better to invest systematically monthly, or just to put everything in at once in a lump sum? Investing a fixed amount monthly — … Read more2-Minute Money Manager: Should I Invest Using Dollar-Cost Averaging or Lump Sum?