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The Real Value of Financial Advice

Most investors who retain an elite financial advisor would agree that the value far exceeds the cost. They simply do not have the ...
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The Most Appropriate Investing Style for You

“Be fearful when others are greedy; be greedy when others are fearful.” The above quote is attributed to “The Oracle of Omaha,” Warren ...
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Universal Rules for Retirement

We have written a lot about retirement because it’s critically important for so many people. We have years of experience getting people prepared ...
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How Much Do I Need to Save Every Month to Retire a Millionaire?

In theory, $1,000,000 saved for retirement should allow you a pretty decent lifestyle during your golden years.  Getting there is not nearly as ...
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8 Tips for a Better Retirement

1. Think about what you’ll do after retiring. Today’s average age of retirement is 62. Remaining life expectancy at age 62 is over ...
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8 Steps to Choosing the Right Financial Advisor

1. Hire an advisor who is a fiduciary.  By definition, a fiduciary is always ethically bound to act in your best interest.  This ...
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Why Does The Average Investor Lose So Badly?

The average investor significantly underperformed the market in 2018. Bad decisions caused the average U.S. investor to lose roughly twice as much as ...
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Warren Buffet and The Circle of Competence

Warren Buffett is known as “The Oracle of Omaha” and for being the third richest man in America because he knows his circle ...
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The Similarities Between Health and Wealth

Physicians have attributed poor health to diet since at least the times of Hippocrates and Galen. The authors of a comprehensive study published ...
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The Ups and Downs of the Stock Market

Volatility is the price investors pay to get rich. From 1989 through 2018 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) generated an average return ...
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What To Do When the Spouse Who Handles the Finances Dies First

The Wall Street Journal printed a great article on a subject close to our heart. Because of decades of experience, we are the ...
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How Unsteady Is Your Retirement Strategy?

The government’s General Accounting Office (GAO) reports that 48% of people aged 55 and approaching retirement have nothing in retirement savings. That statistic ...
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Debunking 7 Common Misconceptions About Retirement

Conventional retirement savings advice can lead you astray. Instead of following the standard financial advice, buck the conventional and find financial freedom in ...
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Strategies for Generating Paychecks During Retirement

How do you pay yourself when you’re retired? When planning retirement investments, there are three approaches used to generate income for retirement: Income-focused ...
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Pre and Post Retirement Financial Planning

I  get a lot of questions regarding pre- and post-retirement planning, but today I wanted to address one that is most frequently asked ...
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Is It Worth It? Determining The Value Of Risk-Managed Investing

Studies of investor behavior show that the average stock mutual fund returned 9.9% annualized in the two decades from 1991 to 2010.  But ...
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The Successful Investor’s Perspective: All About Timing?

After December’s market plunge and January’s surge, we can forgive investors for feeling whiplash. During times of extreme volatility, it is especially common ...
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Don’t Let These Worry Traps Discourage You From Investing

Have you ever noticed that most of the people who forecast what the stock market is going to do predict that it will ...
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How to Handle Stock Market Volatility

Warren Buffett is the world’s third richest man, worth over $80 billion, and he made it all from investing. His advice on how ...
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5 Most Important Financial Decisions You Can Make In The New Year

Pay off your debt Consumer debt is expected to reach a record $4 trillion by the end of 2018.  The average family is ...
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Taking Money out of Traditional IRAs and 401(k)s

IRAs and 401(k) plans were designed to be used during retirement for supplemental income. For that reason, there are penalties for taking money ...
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Financial planning explained

Here’s some good news: you can positively affect your level of economic success by planning for your future instead of “winging” it. Without ...
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6 Charitable Tax Moves to Consider Before Year-End

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the most extensive and far-reaching change to the tax code in more than thirty ...
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2 Great Ways to Give to Charity That Can Help Save on Taxes

With year-end tax planning looming in the next few months, we are bringing you two ideas for donating to charity that could save ...
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Should I use annuities as a temporary investment?

A Reader Asks: “Should I use annuities as a temporary investment?” ...
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