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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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Here’s How Warren Buffett Says You Should Invest

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Warren Buffett is a name that’s mentioned on this blog every once-in–a-while, but not because you should try to match what he does … but because you should listen to what he says. Yes, this is the only legitimate time where it’s appropriate to “do as I say, not as a I do.” We — […]

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Vanguard Encourages Savers to Go on Autopilot

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I love when banks and financial services providers use the automatic savings angle in the marketing. It’s such a powerful tool for savers, and even though it’s obviously in the bank or investment house’s best interest to get money coming in on a regular basis, it’s also in the saver’s interest to regularly contribute to […]

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Can Fidelity Top Vanguard’s Index Fund Dominance?

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We’ve spent plenty of time talking about index funds and why they’re the best investment option for most people, and when paired with dollar cost averaging and automated investing, you’ll be in a great position when you’re ready to retire. The first index fund was created by John Bogle of Vanguard in 1975, and since […]

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Athletes Defrauded in Ponzi Scheme; How Did It Happen?

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Another day, another story about athletes losing their money. It happens all the time, but today, it’s news that NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez (most famous for the butt-fumble) and MLB pitchers Jake Peavy and Roy Oswalt were defrauded out of $30 million by their investment advisor. According to MarketWatch: Ash Narayan, an adviser with the California […]

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John Oliver Takes on Active Management. And it is Glorious.

Please, please watch this now. You will absolutely not regret it. John Oliver is now officially my hero. (Although I would have preferred he talk about dart-throwing monkeys rather than cats.)

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Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty studies and examines the only controversial question in economics: the distribution of income and wealth. It studies distribution between capital and labor, among wage earners, among capital owners, between countries and over several hundred years. Few authors of economics books more than 500 pages with […]

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