Dayana is a former NerdWallet authority on investing and retirement. She has written for The Associated Press, The Motley Fool, Woman’s Day, Real Simple, Newsweek, USA Today and more. She has written and contributed to several personal finance books and has been interviewed on the "Today" Show, "Good Morning America," NPR, CNN and other outlets.
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What Is a Financial Planner, and Do You Need One?
A financial planner takes inventory of your finances, then creates a plan to help you reach your goals. Some financial planners also provide investment management.
What Is Portfolio Management?
Portfolio management is the process of building and maintaining an investment account. You can manage your own portfolio, or hire a portfolio manager or investment advisor.
12 Best Investments in 2023
Your investment options go far beyond just stocks. Here’s the what, why, when and how of choosing the best investments for you in 2023.
Investment Management: How To Do It
Investment management is the process of building a portfolio of stocks, bonds and other investments based on your goals. You can hire an investment management service, or manage your own portfolio.
How to Invest in Index Funds and Best Index Funds of March 2023
Index funds are an easy, low-fee way to invest. It might be the smartest and easiest investment you ever make.
4 Types of Investment Accounts You Should Know
The right type of investment account will accommodate your savings goals, investing style and account ownership wishes.
SIMPLE IRA vs. 401(k): The Pros and Cons of Each Plan
For simplicity, employers might prefer the SIMPLE IRA. For flexibility, a 401(k) plan provides a wider array of choices.
What Is a SIMPLE IRA Plan? How It Works, Rules & FAQs
A SIMPLE IRA (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) can be an easy way to offer a retirement savings plan.
How to Buy Uber Stock (UBER)
Before buying Uber stock, you should consider researching the company's fundamentals, reviewing your portfolio and setting a budget.
How to Buy Zoom Stock (ZM)
Zoom has become a part of daily life for millions around the world. If you're interested in investing in Zoom, here’s how to buy Zoom stock.
Vanguard Mutual Funds: What They Are and How to Invest
Vanguard mutual funds are the industry’s gold standard thanks to low costs and a wide range of choices.
How to Find an Old 401(k) — and What to Do With It
When you leave a company your money ends up in one of three places: where you left it, in a new account or with the state’s unclaimed property funds.