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Five Steps Toward Saving More Today

Saving for retirement is a difficult task. That’s why pension plans exist, to automate both saving and investing. We tend in the United States to save very little. The current personal … Read more

Posted on March 5, 2014 by
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Saving Your Sanity In Volatile Markets

The single biggest risk to your long-term retirement goal is market volatility, when share prices fall seemingly without reason. The fall will stop — in time. And stocks as an asset … Read more

Posted on November 29, 2013 by
investing

Investing When Everything Seems Expensive

If you read the popular investing news sites, the “rah-rah” headlines can give you pause. Investing when everything seems overpriced is a challenge. This is where experienced investors start reaching for data to make investing feel … Read more

Posted on November 20, 2013 by
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How To Invest With Minimal Risk

The basic problem of investing is how to invest with minimal risk. We instinctively know that “no risk” investments are virtually impossible, of course, but of what value is lowering (or raising) investment risk? … Read more

Posted on November 6, 2013 by
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Retirement Savings Comes From Character And Discipline, Not Luck

Sooner or later, the conversation turns this way: How is your retirement savings plan going, and who’s doing it the right way? The conversation might be among your peers or with a spouse … Read more

Posted on September 20, 2013 by
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Invest In Stocks, Even If Prices Rise

It might seem like a daredevil approach these days, but you should invest in stocks. Yes, prices are higher than last month and much higher than the beginning of the year, … Read more

Posted on September 19, 2013 by
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Best Investments In Unpredictable Markets

When markets move, that can feel like a terrible time to buy. We love the idea of “buying the bottom” but hate falling prices. And it always seems that the … Read more

Posted on August 21, 2013 by
financial planning

Financial Planning For Volatile Times

The worst time to make a financial planning decision, clearly, is when you’re upset or otherwise emotional. So what do you do when markets are moving? The initial reaction might be … Read more

Posted on August 16, 2013 by
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How To Invest Money In Volatile Markets

Wondering how to invest money in volatile markets? The answer is disarmingly simple — don’t wonder, just invest. The reason why is market timing risk. People like to think that they can … Read more

Posted on July 19, 2013 by
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The Problem Isn’t Madoff, It’s You

Bernard Madoff lulled thousands of investors into complacency while he ran a massive Ponzi scheme with their money. Now he’s in jail. Recently, he spoke on why and how people … Read more

Posted on June 7, 2013 by