Don’t Be a One-Hit Wonder

In 1982, members of the pop band Tommy Tutone wrote “867-5309/Jenny,” a song about a guy desperately trying to get in touch with a girl named, of course, Jenny. It was at the top of the music charts for 40 weeks and made the band members rich and famous. At least for...

When the Sky Is Falling Should You Invest?

The good news: The market is offering bargain-basement sale prices on many stocks. The bad news: Prices got that way from falling these last several months. Should you invest in falling stocks or not? Fast-falling share prices didn’t prevent legendary investor Warren...

Financial Word of the Week: Dividends

It’s nice to own stocks, sure. But do those companies pay you dividends for owning them? A dividend is like a corporate profit split. As the company earns profits, they can choose to pay out a percentage of those profits to their shareholders. Shareholders love...