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How Should I Invest for a Newborn?

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Having a baby is one of the biggest life-changing situations you can experience. It’s no longer just about you — it’s about this new person you’re bringing home from the hospital to be a part of your family. With the additional responsibilities are, of course, additional costs. It’s not cheap to raise children — everything […]

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What Industry is Worth Investing in Over the Next 10 Years?

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Over on Quora, I was asked to respond to a question about investing over the next decade … In the next 10 years, what new industry will be worthy of our investment? It’s a great question, and one that’s not ridiculous to ask. (And trust me, some of the questions on Quora are ridiculous.) But […]

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This is How Bill Gates Views $1 Billion

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One of my favorite videos of all time is the joint interview that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did together at D5 in 2007. It’s an amazing and inspiring hour of listening to two of the brightest minds of their time discuss the computer revolution, the future, and their growth together. I don’t necessarily watch […]

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You’ve Got Some Money to Save Each Month. Now What?

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There’s almost no better feeling than calculating your savings at the end of the month and seeing that you’ve got a lot to put away. It’s such a positive force and makes you feel even more empowered to save for the future. So when I saw a question on Quora about how to use savings […]

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How to Hedge Against Stock Market Losses with Index Funds

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I was asked on Quora to answer a question about hedging against losses … How can one hedge against a significant loss in Vanguard’s Total Stock market Index Fund? Unfortunately, there wasn’t a ton of information included in the question with specifics on what scenarios the asker was referring to, but I took a leap […]

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Here’s the Worst Time to Invest in an Index Fund

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Over on Quora, I was asked to answer the following question: Is there ever a bad time to invest in an index fund, such as the Vanguard 500? Believe it or not … there is a bad time to invest in index funds. Here’s the truth.

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Dow 1 Million, Here We Come

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We tend not to focus too much on the predicting the stock market, except for knowing that in the long-term, it goes up. Your investing should be long-term with index funds leading the way, and as we’ve seen recently, there’s no better option for investors. So while the Dow Jones Industrial Average currently sits at […]

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Warren Buffett Bet $1 Million That Index Funds Would Beat Hedge Funds. Guess Who Won?

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We know that Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, says that you should invest in low-cost index funds, saying that their low fees make all the difference in performance and growth of your portfolio in the long-term. But even though he’s clearly not primarily an index fund investor, he’s willing to put his money where […]

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For 15 Years, Actively Managed Funds Have Failed. Miserably.

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I can never get tired talking about how much better index funds are than actively managed funds. There’s so much proof that shows that you can’t effectively time the market or pick stocks, but as time goes on, the evidence just continues to mount. There’s new research out that shows just how bad it is […]

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The Good News? If You Have a 401(k), You’re Doing Great

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The research earlier this year that nearly 7 out of 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings is scary. It’s legitimately frightening, as they have no place to turn to when unexpected expenses pop up (which always will). While it’s crucial that those who don’t have savings begin to, there is some good news […]

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Can Predicting Politics Predict the Stock Market?

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As I mentioned, I’ve been enjoying writing on Quora, especially when it comes to personal finance, investing, and index funds. While I normally don’t weigh in on politics or get too involved in political discussions, a Quora question caught my eye: Will the stock market crash on November 8? Obviously, this question focused on the 2016 […]

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Choosing the Best Retirement Options for Your Job’s 401k

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So you’ve signed up for a 401(k) with your job. You’re getting your employer match. And you’re ready to invest in index funds, because you know that they’re the best option for your long-term savings. You just got the list of mutual funds to invest in from your employer, you’re looking at the best options to invest […]

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The Psychological Trick to Supercharge Your Retirement Savings

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Saving for retirement isn’t always easy. It should be, but there’s so much of life that just gets in the way. Bills pop up. Jobs change. Families start, and families change. Emergencies happen. For many people, life makes it difficult to worry about tomorrow when you’re so focused on today.

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