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Stocks Have Been Great – Will It Continue?

Stocks Have Been Great – Will It Continue?

I was reminded of something while doing investment research for a client. The last 10 years have been really, really good for the stock market! If your 401(k) or IRA survived the Great Recession of 2008-2009 you’re pretty happy with the results. But the question is...
Investing Terms: Target Date Funds

Investing Terms: Target Date Funds

The last few weeks we’ve been in a series called “Investing Terms.” I’ve gone over the key reasons why you want to be investing your money for your future goals. And last week, I talked about “asset allocation” – what it is, and why it’s important. This...
Investing Terms: Asset Allocation

Investing Terms: Asset Allocation

I argued last week that investing is an important part of reaching your financial goals. There are two reasons for this. You need to overcome the burden of inflation, and you need to allow your money to “work for you” over the long-term. The natural next question is:...
Investing Terms: Why Investing Money is Important

Investing Terms: Why Investing Money is Important

Everyone on TV says we need to invest. It seems like every other commercial is imploring us…“Invest your money and you can walk on the beach when you’re 65!” They make investing sound easy, but it isn’t. I’m a firm believer in teaching people the “why” behind...