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Why Investment Failures Are So Important

A Princeton professor has made waves online by publishing his own resume of failures — grants he did not get, schools that turned him down. He’s not the first academic … Read more

Posted on April 29, 2016 by
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Ignore Stock Market ‘Round Number’ Days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just surpassed 18,000 points, overcoming a hurdle of sorts. The market hasn’t hit that specific round number since last summer. There was no shortage of … Read more

Posted on April 21, 2016 by
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Take An Easy Financial Fitness Quiz

You sweat the extra pounds, eat around the calorie-filled holidays, even time your steps with a newfangled fitness watch. But are you financially fit? Your financial fitness is not as simple as … Read more

Posted on April 15, 2016 by

Retirement: Is Your Glass Half-Full?

One of the fundamental premises of retirement saving is prudent compounding. Now, before your eyes glaze over completely, consider two perspectives: Sally is 26 and has saved about $10,000 for … Read more

Posted on April 11, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: What Is Inflation?

Inflation, a good thing or a bad thing? The answer, strangely enough, is “both” and how you react to inflation can deeply affect your retirement investment planning. First of all, … Read more

Posted on March 31, 2016 by
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When To Use ETFs, When To Avoid Them

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) get a strangely bad rap in the investment press. They’re either too risky or too boring, too opaque or too obvious. Which should lead you to a … Read more

Posted on March 24, 2016 by
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Should You Worry About Higher Interest Rates?

Everyone seems to know that interest rates will move higher at some point. But nobody seems to know when. The first argument — that interest rates will go up — is … Read more

Posted on March 18, 2016 by
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How To Buy More When Stocks Go On Sale

Buy low, sell high. It’s the most logical, common-sense way to invest, right? If only it were so easy. The problem is, our brains are not built to do the … Read more

Posted on March 11, 2016 by
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Warren Buffett Latest: All You Need To Know

The billionaire investor Warren Buffet released his latest annual letter to shareholders this past week, and it was a doozy. The letter was full of optimism, a call to investors to … Read more

Posted on March 2, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: What Is Dividend Yield

Retirement portfolios make money for you a number of ways. Of course, they hold stocks, which can rise in value and be sold at a profit. They also hold bonds, … Read more

Posted on February 26, 2016 by