Myths on Diversification

Myths on Diversification

 Here we delve into five misperceptions about diversification.

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Avoiding Disaster

Avoiding Disaster

 

 Hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, ice storms. No matter the season, we are reminded on a daily basis just how fragile our homes are. With the gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley and Hurricane Florence fresh in our minds, this is a good time to consider the safety of your valuables and your important papers. We suggest that you consider a safe deposit box in addition to an in-home lock box or safe. 

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How to Invest a Lump Sum of Money

How to Invest a Lump Sum of Money

Investing a lump sum of money comes down to the question of your tolerance for risk.

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The Unique Retirement Issues Facing Women

The Unique Retirement Issues Facing Women

Women face at least 12 unique challenges from financial and life circumstances related to long-term retirement planning.

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Latte Factor Calculator

Latte Factor Calculator

The latte factor may not make you rich, but it is a way to bring discipline to your spending that can save you a whole lot of money. 

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DFA Emergin Markets Core Equity I

DFA Emergin Markets Core Equity I

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As New Tax Laws Take Effect, Check Your Withholding Amount

As New Tax Laws Take Effect, Check Your Withholding Amount
Do you remember how many withholding allowances you claimed on the last W-4 you filled out? That's the form you have to complete when you begin a new job, so your company's payroll knows how much federal income tax to withhold from your pay.
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Investing Made Simple - Real Estate (REITS)

Investing Made Simple - Real Estate (REITS)
Your plan’s investment menu includes the Vanguard Real Estate Index, an index mutual fund that invests in a diversified portfolio of “REITS” or real estate investment trusts. REITS are investment companies which own and rent out commercial real estate, such as office buildings, industrial and research parks, shopping plazas and residential projects.
 
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Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Phishing, the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers, was recently reaffirmed as the "biggest cybersecurity threat in 2018." 

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Planet Money - Inflation

Planet Money - Inflation

This month's Planet Money podcast: The Cost of Life in America. 

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What If You Bought Right Before the Market Correction of 1987?

What If You Bought Right Before the Market Correction of 1987?

The New York stock market crash of 1987 happened 30 years ago when, on October 19, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA or the Dow) plunged by a then-record 508 points—a 22% decline in the index.

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January 2018 Investment Update

January 2018 Investment Update

Market Comment: Looking forward and backward.

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J.P. Morgan Guide to the Markets

J.P. Morgan Guide to the Markets
I've always found this chart book to be very helpful. 
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Five (Easy) Steps to Setting Up a 401(k)

Five (Easy) Steps to Setting Up a 401(k)

Have you been meaning to enroll your company's 401(k) but keep putting it off? 

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4 Pitfalls to Avoid in a Lofty Market

4 Pitfalls to Avoid in a Lofty Market

An Interview with Morningstar’s Christine Benzand Jeremy Glaser.

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8 Financial New Year's Resolutions For 2018

8 Financial New Year's Resolutions For 2018

Looking to increase your financial fitness in 2018? 

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Goals… a short Guide

Goals… a short Guide

The word "goals" seems to generate a certain sort of emotional weight, for many, it's a roll-your-eyes-sort-of-dread ... “Not this again.” But we've found the following ideas to be helpful as we enter the annual season of goal setting.

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Behavioral Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Behavioral Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Successful investing requires overcoming one’s own psychological foibles – but you must identify them first.

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Investing Do's and Don'ts

Investing Do's and Don'ts

It's important to focus on the things that you can control.

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Don't Get too Caught up in the Trump Bump or Slump

Don't Get too Caught up in the Trump Bump or Slump

There’s always one certainty about the stock market. It’ll go up and down.

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