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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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Be an Owner Rather Than a Loaner in Retirement

Rather than to low-interest bonds and cash, why not shift towards high-yielding dividend stocks and real estate? Continue reading

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Can You Beat the Market…With Index Funds?

Whether the benefits outweigh the costs in the long run is yet to be seen but they can be a lower cost way of trying to outperform the traditional indexes. Continue reading

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Those Were the Days

Since prices for food and gas have increased two to five times in the past 35 years since graduating but average pay hasn’t even doubled, Dave’s classmates need to consider how inflation will impact the cost of living over the next 35 years, taking them to the average life expectancy at 65 of 85 for men and 88 for women 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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