What makes Dividend Aristocrats a great investment for you?  |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

What makes Dividend Aristocrats a great investment for you? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Justin Pope) From time to time you can read about S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats; these companies are members of the S&P 500 index that have paid and increased dividends for at least 25 consecutive years. Those looking for total returns might scoff at dividend stocks as mature companies that have left their best growth days…

Why I Prefer Retirement Savings Over College Savings |  Personal finance

Why I Prefer Retirement Savings Over College Savings | Personal finance

(Maurie Backman) As someone who graduated from college with a modest pile of debt (and that’s after staying in public school and working throughout college to pay a lot of my expenses along the way), when I had kids I told myself early on that I would do my best to fund their college education…

Should You Stop Investing If A Recession Hits?  |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Should You Stop Investing If A Recession Hits? | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Maurie Backman) Are we on the verge of a recession? Or are we already in one? It’s kind of vague. Technically, two consecutive quarterly declines in gross domestic product can indicate a recession, and we’ve reached that threshold. But looking at the latest jobs data, it’s clear the economy is still strong. But we don’t…

Where to invest $10,000 in a bear market |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Where to invest $10,000 in a bear market | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) Bear markets are interesting. On the one hand, no one likes to see their portfolio fall in value; on the other hand, bear markets can offer many opportunities for investors – especially if time is on your side. Instead of avoiding investing during these times, this could be a chance to find great…

Where to invest $10,000 in a bear market |  Smart Change: Personal Finance

Where to invest $10,000 in a bear market | Smart Change: Personal Finance

(Stefon Walters) Bear markets are interesting. On the one hand, nobody likes to see their portfolio fall in value; on the other hand, bear markets can offer many opportunities for investors – especially if time is on your side. Instead of avoiding investing during these times, this could be a chance to find great stocks…

When is it good to be selfish with your money?  |  Personal finance

When is it good to be selfish with your money? | Personal finance

Lauren Schwahn Amid rising inflation, interest rates, and fears of a recession, money is getting tighter for many people—and probably you, too. Still, there may be charities you want to support, friends or family asking for financial help, and things you want to buy for yourself. It is possible to do these things even to…