Scott Bernard Nelson

Finance

Do Hybrid Securities Belong in Your Portfolio?

Hybrid securities are becoming increasingly common, but weigh your options before you decide to invest.
Finance

How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Retirement might be easy, but it's not free--it takes some serious saving. How much exactly? That's the million-dollar question.

Best for Last

Retirement might be easy, but it's not free--it takes some serious saving. How much exactly? That's the million-dollar question.
Entrepreneurs

Pulled Under

Since expectations for mutual funds can be artificially sunny, consider using index funds to stay afloat.
Finance

Are Long-Term Bonds Right for You?

The 30-year bond has made a comeback, but individual investors might be better off picking bonds their own size.
Entrepreneurs

Is It Time to Refinance?

With interest rates rising and the surge in home prices slowing down, It's time to rethink how you play the financing game.
Finance

New Retirement Plans

More choices for 401(k) and 403(b) plans mean the sky's the limit on your retirement-planning options.
Finance

Investing in China

China holds a host of investment possibilities. If you're thinking of making the leap, here are some smart ways to get started.
Finance

Should You Consider International Investments

Seeking a well-rounded portfolio? There's never been a better time to take a portion of your investments global.
Entrepreneurs

Reporting In

Federal law allows you to check your credit reports for free every year. Here's how to access them--and protect your credit rating.
Growth Strategies

Getting Flood Insurance

Though costs will likely go up in the wake of the recent hurricanes, flood insurance is still a life preserver worth considering.
Finance

Saving for College

Tax-free 529 college savings accounts may not stay that way, but they'll still be a smart way to plan for your child's future.

New Cop in Town

Will the new SEC chairman set you free from regulation?
Finance

Investing in a Hedge Fund

Hedge funds are becoming increasingly popular, despite their recent troubles. Should you dive in?
Finance

Reporting In

Federal law allows you to check your credit reports for free every year. Here's how to access them--and protect your credit rating.