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Why Indexing Is Replacing Mutual Funds

In the early days of retail investing, buying stocks was hard. It took specialized knowledge. You had to know a licensed broker who worked at an exchange. Ordinary people just … Read more

Posted on October 10, 2014 by
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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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Index Funds Can Beat The Market, Here’s How…

It sounds a little crazy at first blush, but index funds can beat the market if you use them the right way. Not just any single index fund, naturally. As you might … Read more

Posted on November 15, 2013 by
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Mutual Fund Fees Too High? Here’s Why

Mutual fund fees too high? Any product has to sell itself on being different, better, and worth paying for. You’d never pay extra to a driver who might — or … Read more

Posted on September 12, 2012 by
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Costly Funds Are Today’s Snake Oil

New research reveals that investors believe high-price mutual funds can produce investment miracles. Few mutual fund investors would ever equate themselves with the gullible folks that bought Clark Stanley’s snake … Read more

Posted on June 22, 2012 by
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Confessions of a Former Stockaholic

Several years ago, our firm retained Miller McMillian, a copywriter, to help us with our website. Little did we know, he began investing using the methods we’ve been espousing in … Read more

Posted on January 20, 2012 by

How Politics Affect Your Portfolio

The markets shuddered last week when the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unemployment remained stalled at a dismal 9.1 percent. While this news launched a wave of rhetoric from politicians … Read more

Posted on September 9, 2011 by
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Are You Gambling or Investing?

Are you saving money to travel, buy things you want, help the charities and people you love, send kids to college, stop working, or just plain relax? If so, consult … Read more

Posted on September 1, 2011 by

Are Commission-Free ETFs Worth It?

Over the past year or so, the four leading trading houses have offered a suite of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that trade for free. Schwab lead the charge by offering free … Read more

Posted on April 22, 2011 by

Our Conspiracy Theory

Have you ever met the crazy conspiracy theorist who is convinced that a well-executed and malevolent plot lurks behind most events? These were the people whose eyes bugged-out during Y2K, … Read more

Posted on March 29, 2011 by