General Investing Insights

Shake, Rattle and Roll: Closing Out a Wild 2018

The roller-coaster ride of 2018 provides important reminders about market behavior—particularly after several years of consecutive returns.

My Parents Are Struggling: 4 Ways to Help Financially

If your aging parents are struggling financially, learn how to help to get them back on their feet.

Stocks Are the True Independents in This Election

Presidential elections often lead to volatility in the markets. But “betting” on a political outcome is difficult and potentially costly.

Volatile Markets? Kick Up Your Financial Knowledge

With market swings in full swing, how do you handle your investments? Here are some pointers on managing today’s economic ups and downs.

Protect Your Data—and Your Dollars

Are you in control of your online data? With data breaches in the headlines more and more, get tips to safeguard your info and protect your finances.

Trading One Risk for Another? Find the Right Balance

“Playing it safe” and cashing out isn’t always safer. Here’s how to balance the fear of losing money with missing a market rebound.

No "Mayday" Necessary: How to Keep Volatility in Perspective

Don't let emotional "mayday" decisions ruin your financial plans.

Investing & Baseball: Cover Your Bases

What says summer more than baseball? Take lessons from America's pastime and make sure you have all positions covered in your investment portfolio.

Impact Investing: Making Good with Your Money

As part of a growing trend, investors are aligning their financial goals and values. Explore the landscape of impact investing.

Feeling Lucky? Don't Chance It with Your Investments

Don't chance trying to time the market with your investments. Learn why your best strategy may be spending time "in" the market.

Expecting a Baby? Plan for a Lifetime of Expenses

Whether you carefully planned for children, or you were pleasantly surprised, at some point finances need to be considered. It doesn't matter if Junior is two years old or 12 years old, it's never too late to make sound financial decisions for the whole family. Here are some tips to get you started.

Don't Be Haunted by Identity Theft

Anyone can be a victim of identity theft. And when it goes unnoticed, the financial damage can take years to repair.

Don't be Fooled: Fight Identity Theft

April Fool’s Day can be full of light-hearted practical jokes. But, some actions hurt your overall financial status—defend against identity theft.

5 Hazards on the Road Trip to Financial Success

This summer, don't take a detour from your financial plan. Get five tips to avoid common financial roadblocks and keep your portfolio on course.

Financial Stress: The Link Between Health and Wealth

Can you stop financial stress before it starts? A comprehensive plan can help you manage life’s financial hazards.

Fundamental vs. Quantitative Investing: Same Goal, Different Process

We break down two approaches our own experts use to manage stock portfolios.

The Fed Speaks—Should You Listen?

What you need to know about the Fed and the FOMC—and how they impact your investments.

Markets Are Breaking Records. Time to Act?

Despite the buzz, record market highs shouldn't be a catalyst for changing your portfolio.

Identity Theft: Tips to Protect the Whole Family

Spending more time online during the coronavirus outbreak? Get tips to protect your loved ones from scammers.

How Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Informs ESG Analysis

There’s growing evidence that diversity affects companies’ bottom lines. Here’s how we factor DEI issues into our investment analysis.

When COVID-19 Affects Your Money—What Now?

The coronavirus is not just a medical crisis. It’s also a financial one for many. Find ways to free up or get money when you need it now.

How to Set Up an Emergency Fund to Prepare for the Unexpected

Emergencies can pop up at the most unlikely of times. Planning for the unexpected helps to cushion the financial blow. Here’s how to do it.

The Surprising Truth about Diversification

Diversification is often touted as the most important strategy in an investor's toolkit. But what is it? And what is it not?

Weathering the Storm: Four Time-Tested Investment Strategies

Investment markets can be unpredictable. But with planning and a long-term view, you can position your portfolio for various conditions. Here's how.

More Invested in You

You work hard to provide for yourself, your family, your legacy. So do we. Put our passion for investing to work for your future.

4 Investing Tips for Now—No Matter What Markets Do

We all know about market uncertainty, but 2018 made us feel its effects in a big way. Try these strategies to help tackle volatility.

Stowers: Turning Passion Into a Legacy

For American Century Investments, the idea of investing with the heart starts with a love story. Learn how we live the story of our founder every day.

Time for a (Portfolio) Checkup?

Maintaining your financial health takes some planning—and regular exams. Here’s what to know to for your next portfolio review.

5 Tips to Prep for Your Financial Session

Make the most of your next session with your financial advisor by prepping ahead of time.

Market Volatility: Are You In or Out?

Chasing high-flyers or cashing out are extreme reactions to market risk and volatility. Here’s why the best choice is somewhere in between.

Learn how money talks ease relationship stress

The health of your finances and relationship as a couple may depend on regular money talks. Find out how to curb money disagreements together.

Do’s and Don’ts (and Maybes) During Volatility

Wondering what to do with your investments when faced with market volatility? Here’s what to consider.

Weathering Market Swings

Investors often wonder if they should sell their investments when the market hits a rough patch to avoid losses—but patience can be a virtue in volatile markets.

3 Smart Reasons to Streamline Your Financial Picture

Do you have money in more places than you'd planned? Take back control.

You're Not Too Young or Too Old to Plan Your Legacy

Estate planning isn't just for wealthy "fifty-somethings." If something happens to you, having a plan can make it easier for those you love.

Top 10 Tips for Managing Your Accounts

Use this checklist to get the most out of your investment account experience.

Golf and Investing: More in Common than You Think

Being successful at golf—and investing—involves considering the “long game” as well as the “short game.”

4 Investing Tips for Now—No Matter What Markets Do

We all know about market uncertainty, but 2018 made us feel its effects in a big way. Try these strategies to help tackle volatility.

5 Lessons to Teach Kids Money Smarts

Use these tips to help your kids learn how to make smart money decisions.

Counting Change: How Spending and Saving Habits Are Shifting

From current expenses to future goals, many households are managing money differently during the global pandemic and recession. Here’s how.

Winning with Defense

Looking for defensive investments to help combat market downturns?

When Too Much of a Good Thing Is Bad for Portfolios

What happens when growth stocks perform better than value stocks?

Choosing a Financial Advisor: When, What, Where & How

Many people rely on experts for help with financial decisions. But how do you find the right mix of experience, trust and comfort? We break it down.

9 Tax Tasks to Do Before Year-End

April's tax deadline may seem like far off, but a few year-end tasks can put things in order before your 2018 filing.

Diversification and Consolidation: Not Just Investing Jargon

Diversification and consolidation may sound like investment jargon, but they're both important concepts in a portfolio. One aims to help you manage risk, while the other focuses on managing goals.

New Normal, New Budget?

We often think of budgeting as a way to save for specific goals. But committing to a budget can also provide a reassuring framework during trying times.

How Can You Stay Connected?

Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, lockdowns—all are taking a toll. How will you stay connected to family and community in this new world?

7 Tips for Actively Managing Your Household

The pandemic is changing how we live and work. Get tips for managing it all.

5 Quick Year-End Tax Tips

Tax Day might seem far off, but you still have time to beat year-end deadlines to help reduce your tax bill and boost next year’s refund. Here’s how.

How a Budget Can Make or Break Your Holiday (and Your Future)

This year see how your spending and saving habits can set you up for financial success—or financial stress.

Three Reasons to Give the Gift of College Savings

Gifts are important to kids. So is an education. Start a new tradition with college contributions.

5 Lessons to Teach Kids Money Smarts

Talking to your kids about money can give them financial confidence as adults. These subjects will help you get started.

This Year, Make a Financial Resolution that Works

This resolution isn't hard to keep: Reach out for financial advice.

5 Tips for Positioning Portfolios in Volatile Markets

The recent shock to global stock markets may cause concern for investors, but it may also provide opportunities for active managers.

Spring Clean Your Finances

Set a course for a secure future by "spring cleaning" your financial habits. Here are six tips from VP Michael Schoonmaker.

Say Bah Humbug to Holiday Spending Regret

It's easy to get caught up in holiday spending. Finding that perfect gift can be expensive. Here are three ways to head off the bah humbugs.

Cyber Security: Think Before You Connect

As the number of security breaches rises, the more important it is to protect your personal information. Review our tips for online security.

Cyber Security Month: How We're Keeping Your Data Safe

Learn this Cyber Security Month how we proactively work to guard client data against the threat of cyber criminals.

Managing Finances on Your Own

When life changes occur, don't let emotions rule your decisions. Keep these points in mind as you review your financial situation.

Adding to Your Family?

Your family life may be changing, remember these tips to help focus on their needs and not subtract from your long-term savings.

Headed Down the Aisle?

Planning a wedding can be fun, but don't forget you're also marrying your finances. Review these tips to help avoid money conflicts with your future spouse.

6 Sayings Investors Should Ignore

Investing advice is readily available—but that doesn't mean it has merit. Today we set the record straight to help you achieve your financial goals.

Market Orders vs. Limit Orders: Do You Know the Difference?

How many investors think about control when trading stocks or exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? Different order types provide increased control over trading, including the price received for a security. Consider the following to expand your knowledge on how to place orders for ETFs and stocks in the markets.

Trade New Year's Resolutions for a Healthy Financial Game Plan

Given up on your new year's resolutions already? Why we think you should opt for a financial plan instead.

Giving Tuesday: A Reminder of Our Impact

On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, think about your impact.

Unforeseen Job Change?

Experienced a recent job change? Understand how decisions you make can have a lasting impact on your finances and common mistakes to avoid.