Category Archives: Basic Investing

What Was I Thinking? – How Some Investment Decisions Are Made

See if you can identify with any of the following biases: Continue reading

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How Making Mac-n-Cheese is Like Investing

If you invest, look at the big picture and determine your risk tolerance and asset allocation before deciding which of the myriad of investment strategies you’ll employ. Continue reading

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What Baseball Can Teach Us About Investing

There are at least three negative outcomes that can occur when we suffer from loss aversion. Continue reading

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Online Investment Platforms: Wave of the Future or a Passing Fad?

Should you consider using an online investment platform to create or monitor your asset allocation plan? Continue reading

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Is Robo Advising Right For Me?

The argument for using this type of approach rather than a human advisor goes something like this: if an investment portfolio using fundamental investment strategies can be implemented automatically with a computer, then why pay for human involvement? Continue reading

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Are You Choosing the Right Investments in Your 401(k) Plan?

How you go about choosing your personal asset allocation depends on factors such as how long you have to reach your goal (a.k.a. “time horizon”) and your comfort level with the ups and downs of investment markets. Continue reading

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Lessons from the World Cup About Diversification

Since it’s easy to let our personal finances get pushed aside during the summer, why not also think globally next time you look at your investments and carve out some time to review your asset allocation? Continue reading

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Not All Index Funds Are Created Equal

What should you look for in choosing an index fund? Continue reading

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How Buying Clothing is Like Investing

If you can be a savvy shopper, you can certainly be a savvy investor too. Continue reading

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How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Investing doesn’t have to be complicated, especially using mutual funds. Continue reading

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