before you invest a cent

Before You Invest A Cent, Do This

How can you retire on time and be comfortable in retirement? By saving and investing, of course. But before you put away money in your retirement accounts, you absolutely need … Read more

Posted on February 27, 2015 by
portfolio investing

Portfolio Investing: Climate, Not Weather

It has been a very, very cold few months, particularly in New England. Boston is buried in snow. Niagara Falls has frozen over. Even the South is getting hit with … Read more

Posted on February 20, 2015 by
right mix of investments

What’s The Right Mix Of Investments For Me?

Retirement investors often struggle with understanding the right mix of investments for their goals. And that’s understandable. If investing were easy anybody could do it, right? Wall Street takes full … Read more

Posted on February 13, 2015 by

Basics: When ETFs Beat Index Funds

It’s a bit of inside baseball in the money management world, but some advisors lean toward using index funds for their clients and some prefer exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We use … Read more

Posted on February 6, 2015 by
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Your Investing Secret Weapon Is Time

It seems like 99% of the financial pages on the Internet are devoted to a single idea — that you can beat the market just by owning the right stocks at the … Read more

Posted on January 27, 2015 by
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Hedge Fund Chief: ‘Sorry’ For Losing It All

It’s one of those rare moments of humility on Wall Street, a placed where “indicted but never convicted” is a badge of honor. A hedge fund chief who lost all … Read more

Posted on January 22, 2015 by
beating the market

Beating The Market? Why That’s Bad News

The billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a highly quotable figure, but perhaps the most revealing of his many statements on money management is also his funniest: “You only find out … Read more

Posted on January 16, 2015 by
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Beat The Market? The Odds Are Shrinking Fast

Few things are more entertaining than when a presumptive sports superstar gets promoted to the big leagues and then unceremoniously handed his hat. You know this guy, the great college … Read more

Posted on January 9, 2015 by
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2014: A Case For ETF Portfolio Investing

Now that the year is behind us and we have some nice round numbers, it’s a good time to look back and understand how building an ETF portfolio really works. … Read more

Posted on January 1, 2015 by
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Retirement: 5 Ways Money Makes Money

Saving for retirement is hard work, especially starting out. It’s no picnic to sock money away you might spend instead. But you have to do it, and the earlier the … Read more

Posted on December 22, 2014 by