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Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study
Mon, 12/7/15 | 6 Comments
Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study

This year has been a roller coaster for investors. As a result, it provides a great case study on market timing (more specifically, why timing the market doesn’t work and should be avoided).
I realize we …

If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self
Mon, 10/5/15 | 9 Comments
If you Don’t Save in your 20’s, you’re Screwing your Future Self

It’s common for experts and non-experts alike to occasionally drop a big steaming pile of bad financial advice on the laps of twenty-somethings. I’d like to believe that most twenty-somethings have the financial acumen to …

Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 14 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 …

Millennials Embracing Passive Investing & Vanguard
Mon, 05/25/15 | 6 Comments
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 …

James Altucher Gives the Worst 401K Advice You’ll Ever Get
Mon, 05/11/15 | 22 Comments
James Altucher Gives 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 …


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