The Value of Dividends

Often overlooked, dividends can add substantial value to the return on your equity portfolio. Many investors view dividends as a source of income rather than as a strategy to improve the total return of their portfolios; however, dividends can provide a boost to...

Wise College Spending

Sometimes, how you spend can be almost as important as how you save. One important piece of the paying for college puzzle is financial aid. While you may not believe that you will qualify for financial aid, 60% of students at public four-year colleges and universities...

Why Bond Prices Change

Investors include fixed income securities, such as bonds, in their portfolio for a variety of reasons. Fixed income securities, are generally considered more conservative investments than equities are. Therefore, you may expect less price volatility from the fixed...