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The Kids ARE Alright? Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 2 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 …

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 …

Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees
Tue, 05/27/14 | 7 Comments
Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees

Getting over the fear of investing is a hurdle that everyone needs to surpass.
Once you make that leap, it really can be as simple as passively investing in a few different index funds or ETF’s …

Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too
Mon, 05/12/14 | 17 Comments
Why I Love Vanguard & You Should Too

Vanguard recently wrapped up a cross-country tour that they dubbed “The At-Cost Café” to extoll the virtues of low cost investing – and quite appropriately – sell coffee at-cost ($0.26) to those who crossed their …

Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?
Mon, 04/28/14 | 26 Comments
Vanguard has 3 S&P 500 Index Funds. How do you Choose?

I’m a big fan of passive index investing, where you basically pile all of your investments in to index funds and don’t try to time the market. For the amateur investor, it is hard to …


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