Tiffany Lam-Balfour is a former investing writer and spokesperson at NerdWallet. Previously, she was a senior financial advisor and sales manager at Merrill Lynch. Her work has been featured in MSN, MarketWatch, Entrepreneur, Nasdaq and Yahoo Finance. Tiffany earned a finance and management degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
The latest from Tiffany
Is Market Timing Everything, or Does Patience Pay Off?
When shopping for your investment portfolio, timing the market doesn't mean you'll get the best deal.
Why Financial Advisors of Color Matter
Financial advisors of color can help diverse clients gain trust in the financial industry, and ultimately help shrink the wealth gap.
What Are Treasurys? Bonds vs. Notes vs. Bills
Treasury bonds, notes and bills are U.S. government debt securities that mainly differ in their duration, the interest they pay and the amount of interest rate risk they face.
Municipal Bonds: Should You Invest In Munis?
Higher earners may find muni bonds particularly useful as a way to minimize state and federal tax liability.
How To Invest in the S&P 500 Today
The S&P 500 is an index composed of 500 leading U.S. companies, and it powers some popular index funds.
Retirement Investments: A Beginner’s Guide
Choosing the right investments and retirement account are critical to getting the most for your retirement savings.
CrowdStreet Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
CrowdStreet will appeal to accredited investors who want to add commercial real estate to their portfolio.
RealtyMogul Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
RealtyMogul is a real estate crowdfunding platform for nonaccredited and accredited investors. But the high investment minimums and complex fees will dissuade some.
Best Online Brokers for ETF Investing
ETFs can help you create a well-diversified portfolio. The 10 brokers below all offer a large selection of ETFs with no trade commission.
Investing for Beginners
There are plenty of investments for beginners, including mutual funds and robo-advisors.
Wealthfront Review 2023: Pros, Cons and How It Compares
With Wealthfront, you get low-cost access to a diverse investment lineup, excellent planning tools and a variety of tax-saving strategies. The company also offers access to individual stocks for DIY investors.
9 Investment Strategies for New Investors
The best investing strategies increase returns, minimize risk and meet your goals. Find the strategy that's right for you.
What Is Preferred Stock?
Preferred stock is a hybrid security that integrates features of both common stocks and bonds. Preferred stock is less risky than common stock, but more risky than bonds.
What Is a Financial Advisor, and What Do They Do?
If you're struggling to manage your money, you might benefit from a financial advisor. Here's more about what a financial advisor is, what they do and how to know if you need one.