Investing

Government bonds and cash

Investing in Government Bonds

U.S. government bonds are debt securities issued by the United States to support government spending.


Bond Fund or Individual Bonds: Which investment is right for you?

Get a summary of the main differences between a bond fund vs individual bonds and decide what's right for you.

Why You Should Consider Investing in Fixed Income

Regardless of your age or financial situation, investing in fixed-income securities can play an important role in your long-term strategy.

Letting a Professional Handle It: The Benefits of a Managed Account

Will your investments help you reach your financial goals?

Mutual Funds and Annuities as Investment Options in Your Retirement Plan

Learn how mutual funds and annuities work and what they offer for your retirement savings.

The Basics of Municipal Bonds

If you’re looking for an investment that provides income, you may want to consider tax-exempt municipal bonds.

Mutual Funds: Is an Actively Managed or Index Fund Best for You?

If you invest in mutual funds, you may already know how varied the choices are.

Five Basics of Long-term Investing

If you have long-term goals, saving and investing for them now should be one of your top priorities.

Refresh Your Memory on Investing Basics

A quick refresher of things to consider — including diversification and asset allocation.

How Should You Invest the Funds in Your IRA?

It's okay if you're not an experienced investor and don't have hours to spend building an investment strategy. Consider investing in a lifecycle fund.

Investing vs. Saving

Some people think of investing and saving as the same thing, but what's the difference?

Start Saving and Investing Now

If you haven't started saving and investing for your future, there's no better time than now.

Asset Classes

An asset class is a group of securities that have similar financial characteristics.

Investing Basics

How you organize your finances now will play a large role in your future.

Exploring Lifestyle Funds

Lifestyle funds are designed to simplify an investor’s selection of a diversified, risk-appropriate portfolio.

Mutual Funds 101

A mutual fund offers simplicity, diversification and the flexibility to redeem shares on request.

Investing for Multiple Goals with Mutual Funds

Mutual funds may be used to help you invest for a variety of goals such as retirement, a home purchase, or building up emergency savings.

The Real World of Money Management

The first few years out of college may be financially challenging, but there are steps that can help.

Tough Decisions About Decision Making

Couples should tackle financial planning together in case one person loses the ability to make decisions.

Women and Fraud: Protecting Yourself

With fraud on the rise, it’s important to know the different methods and how to protect yourself.

Consider Dollar Cost Averaging to Reduce Market Risks

Investing based on dollar cost averaging can help remove the stress of market volatility and help reduce risk.

Eight Things to Do Before You Say “I Do”

Here are some steps you can take to help you and your spouse lead a financially healthy lifestyle.

Beneficiary Designations

When you started contributing to a retirement plan, you named your beneficiaries. Do they need to be updated?

A Heart-to-Heart About Financial Fundamentals

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is to help them become financially independent.

Annuity Basics

While your retirement goals may be complex, an annuity can help make meeting those goals simple.

Dismantling The Myths of Annuities - Part 1

Annuities have a bad reputation among some people — but not necessarily a well-deserved one.

Dismantling The Myths of Annuities - Part 2

More basics about fixed and variable annuities.

Investing in Real Estate: An Asset Class Worth Considering

You are likely familiar with the potential benefits and risks of investing in stocks and bonds, but are you aware of real estate as an asset class?

Preparing for Divorce: Tips for Protecting Your Financial Health

If you're contemplating divorce, you want to be sure you have a firm grasp on your financial situation.

Tips for Financial Security After a Divorce

A divorce can be emotionally and financially draining. There are steps you can consider to help protect yourself.

Shopping at Global Markets

The global economic downturn shouldn’t discourage you from including non-U.S. stocks and bonds in a diversified portfolio.

Rebalancing Your Portfolio

As you save for your financial goals, be sure you regularly evaluate your asset allocation, diversification, and risk so you stay on target.

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