Melissa Brock


Are Your Hobbies (and Your Kids' Hobbies) Killing Your Retirement Savings?

A new sports season has arrived. And with it, parents shell out big bucks for their kids to play. How much are your own hobbies and that of your kids...

Why You Should Know Your Net Worth (and Why it's Not Good if You Don't)

Be honest: Do you know your net worth? If you go, "Hmmmm...." it's time to start digging. Because the truth is, you should know that number as well as...

Have You Gotten Long-Term Care Insurance? You Could Shred Your Nest Egg if You Haven't

You haven't gotten long-term care insurance? Eeeeek. It's one of the tenets of basic personal finance, so learn more about how to get it so you don't...

Do You Have an Active Wealth Plan?

Active wealth management. Mystified? No problem. Just think of it as similar to your fire escape plan and you're set. Here's what you need to do.

What to Do if You're Creeping Closer to the Roth IRA Income Limit

Going to tip the scales toward going over the Roth IRA income limits? Don't panic. You have options. Let's go over them.

Pros and Cons to Choosing a Roth 401(k) Over Traditional 401(k) — and Vice Versa

Agonizing over whether to plunk your money into a Roth 401(k) or traditional 401(k)? Yep, I get it. It can feel like a tremendously difficult decision...

Loss Aversion: How it Can Damage Your Investing and Trading Efforts and How to Stop It

Guess what? You're prone to loss aversion. If you're not sure what it is, it could cause you to lose a lot of money. Let's figure out how to stop it.

Avoid Investment Mistakes: Learn Behavioral Finance

What biases do you have? If you say, "Not any!" that's highly unlikely. Your biases could cause you to lose money in the markets. Here's what you need...

How to Tune Out FOMO When Investing

Screening FOMO constantly? You're normal. However, you might want to consider taking it to the next level: Ignoring it completely.

Need to Clean Up a Messy Portfolio? Here's How You Can Declutter

Does your portfolio resemble a garage crammed to the max or a junk drawer that's beyond impressive (you never know when you'll need those receipts fro...

Don't Have Imaginary Investing Buckets? You Might Want to "Get" Them

Even majorly successful investors and traders can get less-than-organized with their personal finances. Do you have financial buckets and are they org...

7 Downsides to Passive Investing and Why it Can Be Bad for Your Portfolio

Are you a diehard passive investor? Take a look at a few reasons why index funds might not be your best bet.

Investment Regrets: We All Have Them, Here's How to Live with Them

You know the long list of investment regrets: Not starting to invest soon enough, selling at the wrong time, going for the safe option, et cetera. Lea...

Why Millennials Could Become the Wealthiest Generation in History (and How to Join the Club)

Are you a Millennial? You have amazing power at your disposal. Here's how to reap what you can if you haven't yet gotten started.

Why You Might Want to Look into Cryptocurrencies to Build Long-Term Wealth (and Why You Might Not)

Experts say to invest in cryptocurrency for the long term. Here's why you might want to or might want to steer clear of it altogether.