When investing for retirement or other long-term goals, people usually prefer tax-advantaged accounts. But traditional taxable accounts may still make more sense for certain investments. This article discusses the difference between “taxable” and “tax-advantaged” and which vehicles tend to work the best where. A sidebar looks at the categories of rules for dividends.

Many people reach a point in life when buying some life insurance is highly advisable. Once they determine that they need it, the next step is calculating how much they should get and what kind. This article discusses both points.

Taxpayers age 50 or older on December 31 of any given year can start making “catch-up” contributions to their employer-sponsored retirement plans by that date. These are additional contributions to certain retirement accounts beyond the regular annual limits. This article serves up reminders regarding the contribution limits for 401(k)s, SIMPLEs and self-employed plans.

The last month or so of the year offers accrual-basis businesses an opportunity to make some timely moves that might enable them to save money on their 2018 tax bills. This brief article offers a variety of timely tips to consider.