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Investing is a pursuit best liberated from short-term analysis that tends to mislead more than edify. But 2016 was one of those rare years that provided a lifetime's worth of education in a... [Read More]
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With a little hacking, flexibility and willingness to save and invest, a comfortable retirement is within our grasp. [Read More]
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With a little hacking, flexibility and willingness to save and invest, a comfortable retirement is within our grasp. [Read More]
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Because personal finance is more personal than it is finance, just about every step we take in our personal development aids us in financial planning, and vice versa. It is in better understanding... [Read More]
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The holidays are stressful enough. Why add to that strain by botching a prime opportunity to give more generously? That's right. Research suggests that being more generous in the act of giving actually... [Read More]
My adopted home of Charleston might have been ranked the "Best City in the World," but the state of South Carolina is earning a less distinguished label as a harbinger of the country's... [Read More]
Advisors to President-elect Donald Trump have been vocal about rescinding the Department of Labor's new fiduciary rule, introduced earlier this year to protect retirement savers from advice that isn't fully in their best... [Read More]
We'll know soon enough who America chooses as its next president, but the market has already voted. Who does the stock market "want" to win? Hillary Clinton. This isn't a partisan statement, but... [Read More]
Trump's assertion that tax returns are uninformative got the attention of advisors of all political stripes. [Read More]
Fees are at all-time highs at big banks, while interest paid is plummeting. Does this leave customers yearning to bolt? [Read More]
You're no fool. But let's imagine for a second that a major public figure said something—something false—over and over (and over) again. Regardless of its questionable veracity, is there a chance you'd be... [Read More]
Since her early 20s, Danica Patrick has driven a racecar for a living, speeding 200 miles per hour around a crowded track bordered by concrete walls. It's dangerous. Really dangerous. And she recognizes... [Read More]
VideoI don't watch reality television contests, because as a rule, the best participants rarely participate and when they do, they almost never win. Whether the over-commercialized, profit-over-art system is to blame—or the television... [Read More]
It's that time of year again, where the heat of summer recedes, sweatshirts make a comeback and businesses lose billions in flagging productivity due to fantasy football. But it's not just businesses losing... [Read More]
Competition for your dollars creates an inertia that always seems to lead Wall Street down the path of unhelpfully increasing the risk in your portfolio. The recent Wall Street Journal headline, "Bond Funds... [Read More]
Imagine that your entire life revolves around a single performance lasting less than 14 seconds. You've sacrificed your youth, close friendships and any semblance of a career in pursuit of validating your Herculean... [Read More]
As someone who has long made a living as a financial advisor, I have an inherent bias toward retaining one. I even have one myself, because I believe personal finance is more personal... [Read More]
Do you have a generally positive or negative impression of the word "retirement"? I ask because it dovetails nicely with a series of questions (inspired by Rick Kahler) that I use to begin... [Read More]
This week we've heard a lot about the U.S. stock market achieving new highs. So what? Should this record transcendence inspire confidence or fear, action or inaction? You'll find sufficient supporters for both... [Read More]
Certified financial planner Tim Maurer of Buckingham and the BAM Alliance debunks 10 of the most common myths about 401(k) retirement savings plans. [Read More]
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