Investing in stocks can be tricky and carries a significant amount
of risk. There is no guarantee that the company from which you have
purchased your stocks will pay out dividends. In addition, you stand you
lose everything if your stock goes bankrupt. But knowing the basics will help you make good decisions regarding investing your money.
It’s Social Security’s 80th birthday, and while news about the program’s financial status is rarely upbeat, most Americans are glad it still exists. Women and lower-earning workers rely particularly heavily on the program.
If you're among the 40 million Americans coping with student debt, you may be in luck. A handful of young lending firms want to refinance your loans at significantly lower interest rates than traditional banks offer.