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The Rising Cost of a Good Time

The Rising Cost of a Good Time

How much will you spend in retirement? This is an important question, and we can get nearly there by looking at your current expenses. However, the biggest determinant of your future spending is actually inflation.

Retirement May Not Mean You Actually Retire

Retirement May Not Mean You Actually Retire

How much time do you have left?Knowing the answer to this question would greatly ease your financial planning process. But, of course, this is one of the many variables we don’t know.

Why It’s Best to Ignore Individual Stocks

Why It’s Best to Ignore Individual Stocks

Buying an individual stock is like placing your money on a single number in roulette, but much, much worse. In the United States, there are hundreds of large investment firms trying to pick the best stocks. Within these firms are talented, educated and well-connected analysts whose sole responsibility is to know whether to buy or sell 5-10 individual stocks.

The Upside To A Market Crash

The Upside To A Market Crash

If you are in the savings/investing mode, would you rather stock prices today be over or under the true value of the companies you are buying?

The Importance of Having Access to Your Money

The Importance of Having Access to Your Money

Needing access to your investment accounts in an emergency creates enough of a logistical hurdle but holding investments that may take weeks or months to sell can really cause a problem.

Your Investments Should Be Experienced

Your Investments Should Be Experienced

When investing, it is easy to be attracted to the various vehicles, sectors, and strategies that surround us. Wall Street (and other financial agitators) knows this and they invent new angles every day with the primary goal of getting into your pocket.

Use The Markets Like a Tool

Use The Markets Like a Tool

Investing has become a game to most, but it should never be approached this way. From meme stocks to crypto, many of you are being far too cavalier with your investments.

Realize That…You Just Don’t Know

Realize That…You Just Don’t Know

Having invested other people’s money for more than 30 years and studied other managers doing the same, it is clear to me that the markets cannot be beaten.

A Guarantee That’s Not Truly Guaranteed

A Guarantee That’s Not Truly Guaranteed

Do you want a guaranteed investment return? If you answered yes, I hope you added the condition that it depends on who is providing the guarantee and what that guarantee actually is.

Don’t Just Do Something!  Stand There!

Don’t Just Do Something! Stand There!

The annual update to DALBAR’s Quantitative Analysis of Investor Behavior (QAIB) study confirmed once again that when we make moves in our portfolio, we are much more likely to be losers rather than winners.

Guns vs. Butter

Guns vs. Butter

We have limited resources, be they friends, family, money, skills, experience, or whatever. There is nothing we have that is without limit. The key to finding your own financial happiness is allocating your resources appropriately.

You Can Never Go Back

You Can Never Go Back

Our technological progress has only just begun. If you want to participate in this growth financially, the best approach is through company ownership in a diversified fashion among industries, geographies, and sectors.