Sometimes the best way to succeed is simply to avoid doing the things that lead to failure. That’s the approach of legendary investor Charlie Munger, who counsels “Invert, always invert.” In other words, find the ways you might screw up your investment portfolio — and then never do them. With that in mind, here are three…The…

Investing isn’t just for the wealthy. A crop of services make it easy for savers to plant small amounts of money — like that fiver you found in the couch cushions — in the stock market. Microinvestment apps like Acorns, Stash and Robinhood allow would-be Warren Buffetts to bypass brokerage account minimums and skip the……

Mortgage rates have risen about half a percentage point since September. What does that mean for you if you’re buying a home now or plan to buy one soon? For starters, don’t panic. When you’re buying a home, the mortgage rate matters, but it shouldn’t monopolize your attention, says Robert Frick, corporate economist for Navy Federal……

Congress has decreed that people should have more time to pay back their 401(k) loans if they lose or leave their jobs. That extension isn’t enough to make 401(k) loans safe, though. You’re still risking your retirement security every time you take money out of your plan. Loans from 401(k)s are certainly popular. People can…The…

Hotel rooms can sometimes lack warmth: neutral colors, impersonal art and none of the familiar objects you associate with home. Experienced travelers have a solution: They pack a few key items that have the power to immediately transform a drab hotel room into a cozy retreat. From slippers to pillows to scented sprays, here are……

Shante Wilkerson bought her first used phone in 2016, and she’ll never go back to buying new. “I can’t justify it financially,” she says. “If a new phone isn’t free, I don’t get it.” But carriers no longer hand out free phones in exchange for a two-year contract. Instead, customers now pay the full retail…The…

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