Extroverted populations tend to have lower savings rates, new research shows. “Many of the choices that people make are influenced by their personality characteristics,” says...
Is It Time to Sell Stocks?
The “smart money” seems to be sounding alarm bells about the equity markets. Big movers like Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group; Bruce Cooper, the... Read more
Where Do Workers Pay the Highest Income Tax?
When it comes to income tax, rates vary tremendously among countries and depend heavily on earnings, marital status, and many other factors. Which countries require... Read more
Tax-Efficient Investment Options for Canadian Investors
High net worth investors are keen on tax efficiency in their investments. Understandably so, since taxes have a huge impact on investment returns. Mutual funds... Read more
Whatever Fed Does, Loan Rates Won’t Rise Much Anytime Soon
NEW YORK—Nobody knows when exactly, but the day will eventually come when the Federal Reserve nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to... Read more
AmEx to Debut Multi-Brand Customer Loyalty Program in US
LOS ANGELES—American Express is preparing to launch a customer loyalty program in the United States that will enable shoppers at select retailers to rack up points... Read more
Max Keiser: Financial Rock ‘N’ Roll
Max Keiser is outspoken to say the least. He hosts the Keiser Report, his show for Russian English-language channel RT, alongside his wife and producer... Read more
Financing Foreign Property
Mortgages for people buying property in foreign countries have been available for many years. Each country takes a different stance towards foreign buyers when it... Read more
What You Must Know as an Overseas Buyer of Residential Property
At some time in your life you may be thinking about purchasing real estate overseas. Whether this is for work or leisure, for your own... Read more
Why Do Americans Save So Little?
Americans are ill-prepared for unexpected expenses, such as a car needing repairs or a trip to the emergency room, according to a recent Bankrate report... Read more
3 Ways to Help Aging Parents With Their Finances
Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. We know many of our Morningstar.com readers are busy managing their own retirements, but we also know a... Read more
Where to Invest Unneeded RMDs
Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. Investors age 70 1/2 must take so-called required minimum distributions from their Traditional IRAs and company... Read more
3 Simple Ways to Bump Up Your Savings Rate
Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to save more for retirement, we have some... Read more
A Roadmap to Index Funds
Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. Several indicators are showing increasing numbers of investors moving into index funds. So, what should you... Read more
Need Help Filing out Your Tax Return? Don’t Call the IRS
WASHINGTON—Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama’s health law. But they shouldn’t... Read more
Are Rising Rates Good or Bad for Retirees?
Video Transcript Jason Stipp: I’m Jason Stipp for Morningstar. The direction of interest rates is, at best, a guessing game. But if rates do go... Read more
Retirement Readiness on the Rise … for Some
Video Transcript Adam Zoll: For Morningstar, I’m Adam Zoll. Has a rising U.S. stock market helped improve the retirement-funding landscape in the U.S.? Here to... Read more