Scott Bernard Nelson

Finish Line

For VC-backed companies, M&A is usually how the story ends.

Exchange-Traded vs. Index Funds

Tried-and-true index funds still rank highest on our list, but exchange-traded funds can add spice to a well-rounded portfolio.

Play It Safe

There's plenty of room in your portfolio for stocks--but to ride the wave of market volatility, diversify with bonds, too.

Too Revealing?

The scoop on funds of funds.

Join the Club

Want help putting together your portfolio? Investment clubs are a great way to network and learn about stocks--while having fun, too.

It Adds Up

New research reveals that most investors are leaving money on the table. Here's how to cash in on that sizable chunk of change.
Starting a Business

Flipping More Than a Fad?

There's still money to be made in short-term real estate investing, but with markets cooling, be prepared to put in some hard work.

Shed Light

Are hedge funds leaving you in the dark? Morningstar's extensive database might be a good place to start your research.
Finance

A New Twist on Index Funds

A new twist on an old concept shakes up the index fund universe. With some research and observation, it could work for you.

Should You Invest in Distressed Properties?

Buying distressed properties can be a fruitful investment, but profiting is no simple matter. Make sure you've done your research.
Finance

Free Stock Trades for All

Brokerages offering free stock trades are nothing new, but thanks to one online upstart, the concept just might take flight.
Finance

Checking Out Online Investment Advice

Finding credible investment advice in the endless supply online can be a daunting task. Here's how to get started.
Entrepreneurs

Dish It Out

Pension offerings continue to dissolve, but new laws reward employers whose workers pump up their 401(k)s.
Entrepreneurs

Risky Realty

Real estate professionals and institutional investors see benefits in housing futures. But Dick and Jane homeowner, use caution.
Finance

Choosing a Bank to Get a Loan From

Big banks are competing for your business. How can you decide which one is best for you and your company?