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What To Do When Stocks Are Flat

Over the long run, stocks rise in value. That’s why investors own them. But what about those years when they just meander along? That’s what has been going on so … Read more

Posted on July 24, 2015 by
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Is Your Financial Advisor Overpaid?

Every few years, Forbes magazine does what is possibly their most entertaining annual list: Most overpaid actors. Simply enough, they compare the estimated earnings of the people on their Top … Read more

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

Diversification Protects Your Retirement

A lot of financial advisors like to talk about “insurance” for their clients’ investments. Often, however, this takes the unlikely form of highly risky counter-investments. For instance, an advisor might … Read more

Posted on July 10, 2015 by
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How To Use An Index Fund For Retirement

The great thing about index funds is that they are “set it and forget it” investments. But does that make sense for a retirement plan? Absolutely, and for a number … Read more

Posted on July 2, 2015 by
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Why Should I Invest In A Portfolio?

You hear a lot of obscure terms in the investing business, too many of them math-related for sure. But one key idea that far too many gloss over is “portfolio.” It … Read more

Posted on June 25, 2015 by

How Much Is Really Enough To Retire?

You probably have run into a few retirement books over the years. One of the more interesting of them was one entitled The Number. That really puts a fine point on … Read more

Posted on June 19, 2015 by
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5 Money Moves That Build A Retirement

It’s easy to understand how a retirement is built — steady saving, prudent investments and time. But so many of us fail at it because we get stuck trying to make just … Read more

Posted on June 11, 2015 by
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Did You Leave Money At Your Old Job?

It’s a basic truth about us as human beings. Most of us don’t want to think about money at all. And that costs us money in the long run. Data … Read more

Posted on June 5, 2015 by
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Avoid Stock Market Impulse Shopping

We are, without a doubt, the most highly trained consumers in the history of the world. Sure, people have been buying and selling for centuries, but how many cultures before … Read more

Posted on May 28, 2015 by
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Time In The Market, Not Market Timing

A lot of small investors spend a lot of time — far too much — worrying about their investments. They buy concentrated positions in a few shining stars and then hope. … Read more

Posted on May 21, 2015 by