As America rebuilds its economy, you may need to rebuild your financial portfolio. The best way to do that is to create a plan to help your portfolio weather good times and bad. Read the articles below for guidance.
- Keep a cool head: 4 tips for avoiding financial mistakes
It's easy for emotions to get in the way when making financial decisions—but that can lead to costly mistakes. Find out how you can take a rational approach.
- Bond basics
Bond investments are likely to play an increasingly important role in your portfolio as you look ahead to retirement. Learn how bonds work, and why they might belong in your portfolio.
- Benefits of dollar-cost averaging
While no strategy such as dollar-cost-averaging can guarantee a profit or protect against losses in periods of declining markets, learn how a strategy of regular investing over time may help you navigate uncertain markets.
- Cost of avoiding stocks
Shunning risk by staying out of the stock market could be dangerous for your long-term financial health.
- Why do stocks split?
Stocks can be split for different reasons, but one of the most common is for companies to keep their stock price attractive to investors.
- Finding the right asset allocation for you
Make sure you have an appropriate blend of investment types by balancing three key essentials. Read these tips for creating a balanced portfolio.
- Post-recession portfolio check-up
Have your feelings about investing changed since the recent Great Recession?
- Asset allocation options help simplify investing
At The Principal, we want to help you achieve your financial goals. That's why we offer asset allocation choices that help investors choose their investment mix.
- Are you prepared for inflation?
In many parts of the world, inflation has already arrived. Rising prices for commodities — everything from oil to cotton to steel — are resulting in a rash of inflation in many regions.
- Is it time to start a Roth IRA?
If you already have significant pre-tax retirement savings, opening a Roth IRA may be a smart move.