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Jan 03

The Flat-Out Truth

When Stocks are Volatile, People Tend to Get More Curios About Bonds

Let's start with a yield curve, and why investors are interested in its shape. A yield curve gives a snapshot of how yields vary across bonds of similar credit quality, but... read more →
Oct 02

Total Cost of Ownership

Costs matter. Whether you’re buying a car or selecting an investment strategy, the costs you expect to pay are likely to be an important factor in making any major financial decision. People rely on a lot of different information about costs to...

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Sep 26

Social Security and Spousal Benefits

All hands on deck! This was the call aboard a ship to get everyone to their stations to make sure the vessel made it through choppy water. Everyone would come from their naps or card games or meals and get to work, knowing that the only way...

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Sep 19

Learn the ABCs of Education Investing

With school back in session in most of the country, many parents are likely thinking about how best to prepare for their children’s future college expenses. Now is a good time to sharpen your pencil for a few important lessons to help tackle the...

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Sep 11

Making Sense of Social Security Disability Benefits

The statistics are nothing short of alarming: studies show that a twenty-year-old worker has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age. Most of us think of disability as something that happens to the “other...

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Sep 05

Alternative Reality

Diversification has been called the only free lunch in investing. This idea is based on research showing that diversification, through a combination of assets like stocks and bonds, could reduce volatility without reducing expected return or...

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Aug 28

The Times They are A-Changin’ (Incrementally) – Social Security Now

Most people in the neighborhood of retirement age will remember the classic by Bob Dylan, The Times They are A-Changin’. He wrote this song in a time of cultural revolution and political unrest, as a symbol of a world that would never be the...

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Aug 22

Where’s the Value?

From 1928–2017 the value premium[1] in the US had a positive annualized return of approximately 3.5%.[2] In seven of the last 10 calendar years, however, the value premium in the US has been negative.

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Aug 15

Social Security and Retirement Income – Navigating the New Rules

When you enter a new phase of life, people love to offer you advice on the first thing to do when you get there.

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Aug 08

What You Pay, What You Get: the Price and Expected Returns Junction

It has been more than 50 years since the idea of stock prices containing all relevant information was put forth. Information might come in the form of data from a company’s financial statements, news about a new product, a change in the...

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