It’s The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Investing Life

You know the old grade-school joke, I’m sure. “What day is it?” Answer: “The first day of the rest of your life.” Corny, I know, but thought-provoking as well. The … Read more

Posted on June 23, 2014 by
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Retire On Time Using Ivy League Investing Smarts

If you have followed investing over the past 10 years or so, you’ve probably heard about the Ivy League approach to portfolio management. Truth be told, those high-end investment committees do some … Read more

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

Investment Basics: First, Defeat Your Fears

What are we afraid of? Mostly, the unknown. Meeting new people, the dark, unexpected personal disasters. Once we get to know and understand something, often we learn to put that … Read more

Posted on May 15, 2014 by
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Snobby Clerks Sell More, Same As On Wall Street

A new study coming out from the Journal of Consumer Research makes the case that rude salespeople are better at moving luxury goods. Which makes a twisted kind of sense. After all, if you … Read more

Posted on May 2, 2014 by
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Be Ready For The Next Market Decline

It’s the stuff of nightmares for near-retirees: A sudden, dramatic plunge in the stock market, just months away from your last day at work. That happened to a lot of people … Read more

Posted on April 28, 2014 by
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Investing Basics: When ETFs Are Better Than Index Funds

As the offering of low-cost investment funds gets more and more competitive, confusion is bound to set in. Phrases such as “indexing” can get applied to funds and strategies that … Read more

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

Investing For Retirement, What You Know Can Hurt You

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound? That fun thought experiment, one you likely heard as a kid, actually has … Read more

Posted on April 4, 2014 by
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The Case For Ignoring Your Retirement Plan

Ignorance is bliss, as the adage goes. But should you simply ignore your retirement plan investments? Probably, yes. There’s a lot to be said for being just informed enough about your retirement plan to … Read more

Posted on March 31, 2014 by
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Understanding Target-Date Retirement Funds

One of the biggest stumbling blocks to successful retirement is saving enough and investing well. Retirement companies and workplace 401(k) plans have attempted to tackle that by harnessing the strongest force in human history … Read more

Posted on March 28, 2014 by
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3 Steps to Maximize Investment Gains With Less Risk

If you’ve ever been on the losing side of a stock market investment, you know the feeling: An optimistic bet turns sour, the pit of your stomach rumbles, then the … Read more

Posted on March 24, 2014 by