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What is GDP?

What is GDP?

This video briefly walks through the basics of what GDP is and how it is calculated.

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What is a Tariff?

What is a Tariff?

This video from the people at Investing Basics will explain tariffs and discuss some of the benefits and problems.

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Don't Abandon International Diversification

Don't Abandon International Diversification

For the 10-year period 2008 through 2017, a very wide dispersion in returns has existed in markets. U.S. stocks far outperformed international stocks, and growth stocks outperformed value stocks.

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Investing Made Simple - Active vs. Passive Investing

Investing Made Simple - Active vs. Passive Investing

What type of investor are you? This short video from Investing Made Simple explains what it means to be an Active Investor vs. a Passive Investor and illustrates the pros and cons of both. 

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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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Planet Money - Inflation

Planet Money - Inflation

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

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Opportunities and Incentives under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Opportunities and Incentives under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

FYI, great summary of a little known aspect of tax reform which allows investors to defer gains (and receive a 15% step up in basis) by rolling all or a portion of the gains into low income community funds, eg Qualified Opportunity Zones.

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

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

Political issues shouldn’t play a large role in long-term strategy

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How do I steer my college grad onto the right financial path

How do I steer my college grad onto the right financial path

How do we do that? The answer is: making sure our sons and daughters have been educated on key financial topics.

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