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Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 6 Comments
Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 6 Comments
The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard

I must confess – I’ve dumped on millennials quite a bit.
First, I made fun of them for boomeranging back to their parent’s basements. Say hi to the “rents” for me, guys (hehe).
Then, I reminded them …

The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
Mon, 05/11/15 | 20 Comments
The Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get

Last week we talked about decent advice in much too small doses from mainstream personal finance gurus. This week, we have a slightly different animal – horribly misguiding advice from a guru that you should …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
Mon, 05/4/15 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …

70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why
Mon, 04/20/15 | 15 Comments
70% of Fund Assets are Still Active Vs. Passive: Here are the 4 Bad Reasons Why

The reputation of passive investing through index funds and their ETF counterparts has been pristine in recent years.
In 2014, only 10% of active stock funds that focus on big U.S. firms beat the S&P 500 …

Vanguard Increases Its International Equity Allocation. It’s Time to Re-examine Yours
Mon, 03/9/15 | 6 Comments
Vanguard Increases Its International Equity Allocation. It’s Time to Re-examine Yours

In case you missed the big (yet under-the-radar) investing world news, Vanguard announced they are increasing its international equity allocation in their Vanguard Target Retirement Fund and Vanguard LifeStrategy Fund products.
“The international equity allocation for …


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