The Confidence to Invest Wisely
Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won’t always go to plan, and there’ll be rough seas. But the odds of reaching your destination increase greatly if you are prepared, flexible, patient, and well-advised. A mistake many inexperienced sailors make is not having a plan at all. They embark without...Read More
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank...Read More
Last Thursday night Sensible Portfolios held an educational seminar for its clients and friends. Scott Bosworth spoke on the Implications of Investor Behavior. Scott is a VP at Dimensional and his presentation was very timely as investors are concerned about the stock market. I found an old article by Scott's associate, Jim Parker from April 2014...Read More
A 401k loan is such a bad investment choice that it should not be allowed in any plan other than for hardships. And yes, it is an investment because when plan participants take a 401k loan, it becomes one of the investments in their account. Consider that: Borrowers often lose the company match Many participants who borrow from their 401k...Read More
Ever ridden in a car with worn-out shock absorbers? Every bump is jarring, every corner stomach-churning, and every red light an excuse to assume the brace position. Owning an undiversified portfolio can trigger similar reactions. In a motor vehicle, the suspension system keeps the tires in contact with the road and provides a smooth ride for...Read More
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