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Investors are Still Failing

9 years ago, I wrote about Disappointing Returns, the fact that for the 20 years ending Dec. 31, 2006, the average stock fund investor earned a paltry 4.3 average annual compounded return compared to 11.8 percent for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. I went on to note that in these 20 years, $10,000 in the [...]

The David’s Biggest Mistake

If you have a teenager in the house, you're likely to hear the expression,"that's the stupidest thing I've heard in my life." A few things come to mind, "I guess you haven't listened to some of the people I worked with," is one, but I can't keep from saying,"make a list and see if the [...]

Which Certificate of Deposit Type is the Best?

A Guest Post Today - When trying to find which Certificate of Deposit (CD) is best for you, there’s really no right answer as to which one is the best. However, there are ones that may be more advantageous for you when compared to others. As it stands, more people continue to opt for the [...]

How to Choose a Financial Planner

Today, a guest post from Ryan. A few months ago we talked about the benefits of DIY investing vs. hiring a financial planner. There are definitely reasons to go both routes. Maybe you thought that the DIY approach was your best option but after six months of trying to go it alone (albeit with the [...]

Stock Diversification and Coin Flips

I wrote about this five years ago, in my pre-blog days, time to revisit and share with new readers. Today, we're going to look at a complex topic, how diversification helps reduce your risk when investing in stocks. I'm going to use an analogy, coin flipping, to simulate stock returns in a way that should [...]

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