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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

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

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
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When Is A Stock Cheap? Here’s A Useful Clue

One of the more difficult aspects of investing is figuring out when to buy or sell. When is a stock cheap? When is it expensive? We’re usually pretty good at … Read more

Posted on May 31, 2013 by
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Do It Yourself Investing: Read This First!

There’s a battle brewing for your retirement savings, and it’s shaping up to be a doozy. Billions of dollars each year roll out of company-run 401(k) plans and into personal … Read more

Posted on May 10, 2013 by
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Boomerang Kid: Three Ways to Make It Pay Off

A few recent articles tackled the issue of increasing numbers of recent grads living at home, a.k.a., the “boomerang kid.” The ratio of 25- to 34-year-olds cohabiting with Mom and … Read more

Posted on May 6, 2013 by
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Investing Boring? Good, You’re Doing It Right

One of the most predictable trends in life is how we tend to be less interested in new things as we age. Music is fascinating to the young, while older fans dwell … Read more

Posted on May 1, 2013 by
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Ignore Your Gut Feeling On Stocks

Have you ever followed your gut feeling on stocks? Did you come to regret it? Retire on the gains from it? Maybe something in-between? Leaving aside for a moment the enormous … Read more

Posted on April 22, 2013 by
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Should the Government Force You to Save More?

The president of Fidelity Investments, a man you almost certainly have never heard of, made some news this week with the unstartling argument that Americans should save more. Much more. The startling … Read more

Posted on April 10, 2013 by
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Five Ways You Sabotage Your Savings

Do you sabotage your savings? “Save more” is a bit like telling people to lose weight. It’s obvious advice, usually welcomed with nodding and guilty smiles. You know it. I … Read more

Posted on April 3, 2013 by