Anna-Louise is a former investing and retirement writer for NerdWallet. She has been reporting on stocks and the economy for more than a decade. Her writing has appeared in Bloomberg, Crain's Chicago Business and USA Today.
The latest from Anna-Louise
How to Buy Amazon Stock (AMZN)
Decided to add this retail giant to your portfolio? Here's what you need to know before buying Amazon stock.
3 Best-Performing S&P 500 ETFs for December 2023
These ETFs may have the same holdings, but that doesn't mean they will affect your portfolio the same way.
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium Review 2019: Pros, Cons & How It Compares
Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Premium provides a hybrid of automated investing and hands-on guidance. It is best for high-balance customers.
Investment Portfolio: What It Is and How to Build a Good One
Investment portfolios don't have to be complicated. You can use funds or even a robo-advisor to build a simple and effective portfolio.
5 Best-Performing Cannabis Investments for December 2023
Marijuana stocks may seem a tempting investment, but make sure you're aware of the associated risks before diving into this burgeoning market.
How to Max Out Your Roth IRA This Year
By thinking ahead, setting manageable goals and knowing your limits, you can make full use of the unique benefits of a Roth IRA.
What Happens if an ETF Closes?
ETF closures are rare, but they do happen. Here's what to do in case it happens to a fund you own.
How to Get Cheap or Free Financial Advice
Quality financial advice is more accessible than ever — and much of it is free or inexpensive. Here's how to get the financial advice you need.
How to Invest in Foreign and International Stocks
Adding international stocks to your portfolio can help reduce volatility and boost returns. ETFs that track foreign markets make investing internationally easy.
The Roth IRA 5-Year Rule: What to Know
Follow these five-year rules that apply to withdrawals, conversions and beneficiaries to avoid being subject to penalties.
Should You Max Out Your 401(k)?
Maxing out a 401(k) isn't the best choice for everyone, even if you can afford it. Here are four things to consider first.
What Is a Stock Market Correction?
Here's what happens when the market declines, why it does so and how long a drop may last.
How to Pick Stock Investments
There's a dizzying list of stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds to choose from. Here's how to pick the right investment for you.