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If you think you have it figured out – sell everything.

If you think you have it figured out – sell everything. Individuals go to college to become doctors, lawyers and even circus clowns. Yet, every day, individuals pile into one of the most complicated games on the planet with their … Continue reading

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Investing Rules Of Thumb: Why They Don’t Always Work

I’ve always heard that 100 minus your age gives you the percentage of your retirement portfolio that you should invest in stocks. Do you recommend that rule of thumb as a good way to invest? — John Noel There’s no … Continue reading

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The Investing Mistake Almost All of Us Make

I’ll bet I know where you think I’m going on the most common investing mistake: that individual investors at this state of the cycle are too heavily invested in bonds (which, by the way, could well be the case) or … Continue reading

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Visualizing Bob Farrell’s 10 Rules of Investing

As the markets once again approach historic highs, the overly exuberant tone, extreme complacency and weakness in the economic data bring to mind Bob Farrell’s 10 investment rules which should be a staple for any long-term successful investor. Bob Farrell … Continue reading

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Investment Pitfalls: Are You Gambling And Not Investing?

Investing always comes with a certain level of risk, a certain level of gamble that you can’t avoid. But when more and more investors are coming to the realization that they are more of gambling rather than investing, there is … Continue reading

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Long-Term Investing: Keep It Simple

I have $12,000 that I’m ready to invest for a long term. But I’m not sure whether to buy regular mutual funds, index funds or a mix of both. What do you suggest? — Daniel, Sugarland, Texas I believe that … Continue reading

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Rethinking The Way You Buy, Own Stock

Around New Year’s Day, much attention is paid to breaking bad habits. “Stop smoking,” “stop frivolous spending,” “stop overeating” — these not-to-do’s are perennially at the top of Americans’ New Year’s resolution lists. But creating new habits is at least … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Monopoly Teaches Us About Finance And Investing

5 lessons Monopoly teaches us about finance and investing Monopoly has been a classic board game for over 100 years. It’s a real estate trading game that nearly everyone plays for fun and a chance to be a pretend real … Continue reading

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10 Tips To Beat Investing Inertia In 2013

10 tips to beat investing inertia in 2013 Let’s get you thinking about improving how you manage your finances in the coming year. My theme this year is fighting inertia. We tend to go with the status quo. Inertia is … Continue reading

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