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Drawbacks on Annuities: The Worst Investment You Can Make?

Average folks, desperate to lock in safe retirement income, are plunking down hundreds of thousands of dollars on annuities. Here’s why that’s worrisome.

Your Financial Survival Kit

To understand how to get through the market’s next big downturn, you need to first hear this hair-raising tale of survival…

Why Warren Buffett Is a World-Class Con Man

Polls regularly show that investor Warren Buffett is one of the most trusted men in America. But our newest columnist disagrees strongly with that assessment…

Four Stocks to Play Our Changing Energy Landscape

Instead of a supply glut of oil, we are on the verge of a complete reversal. Global energy demand – particularly in China – is about to skyrocket. And these four plays are set to profit most.

The Fastest-Growing Segment of the Best-Performing Sector

The world of retail has changed a lot in 20 years. With more and more sales being made online, brick-and-mortar stores are facing a bevy of new competition. And these stocks are leading the pack…

Don’t Buy the House You Can Afford

It can be tough to resist the allure of a big new house. But if you can be happy in a less expensive property, it can free you up to do other things – like invest for the future.

What You Need to Own If This Turns Into a Real Bear Market

If the unpleasantness in the market evolves into something more serious, history suggests one asset class will be the best performer in your portfolio.

Drown Your Market Sorrows With Pizza, Wings and Beer

The markets have been wobbly. China’s hitting the skids. Greece is a toxin. What’s an investor to do? Load up on pizza, wings and beer, of course!