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Created on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: SRI, socially responsible investing, mutual fund, ethics, investing, indexing
When you look at the companies within a mutual fund you’ve invested in, are you a proud supporter of each one? Or are there certain industries you’d rather not finance? Companies in a mutual fund don’t ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Money Management, Financial Fitness, Asset Allocation, Retirement
Life is full of to-do lists, whether they’re electronic, on paper or in our heads. If you’re not contributing regularly to your IRA, why not get that off your list? Take the opportunity today to set up ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Financial Freedom, Easy Investing, Simple Saving, Financial Fitness, Asset Allocation, Retirement
It’s a sign of physical fitness to step up your walking or running pace or increase the amount of weight you lift. With a little effort, you master it. In the same way, opening an Individual Retirement ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Trustworthy Advice, Investment Costs, Financial Fitness
You might be familiar with the ancient maxim “Know thyself.” Often when we’re on the fence about an important decision, people will say, “Only you know yourself well enough to decide.” That’s frustrating! ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: easy investing, money management, trustworthy advice, investment costs, asset allocation
There’s a difference between wanting to do something and actually doing it. Procrastination is common when the road ahead is murky and unknown—but then you miss the ultimate victory: the “I did it!” So ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: wealth, saving, investing, retirement, garden, priorities, earning, market, finance
There’s plenty of advice out there about how to make money in the financial markets. Many people think investing is the key to wealth-building, and investment strategies abound. Then you've got people ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 03 October 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: saving, money, goals, investing, retirement, priorities, money management
Things that don’t come naturally or easily can be a challenge to keep up over time. Take saving, for instance. Saving is the key to going beyond just surviving and truly starting to thrive—but it’s not ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Investment Costs, Asset Allocation, Retirement
Did you ever get really good at a game, then the rules change? As 2012 gets started, you might be considering rebalancing the investments in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, often referred to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Asset Allocation, Wealth Gathering Portfolios
I hope you’ve been enjoying my Easy Investing 101 blog series and the important investing principles I’ve outlined. In today’s blog, I’ve assembled the key techniques in one place, taking a top-down, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 24 October 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Asset Allocation, Wealth Gathering Portfolios
In the kitchen, the right mix is critical to success. Ingredients combine in an almost magical way to create something that’s more than just the sum of the parts. Mix flour and water and you get glue. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Behavioral Finance, Mind & Money
If you’ve ever gone surfing or played in the ocean, you know what it’s like to watch for a big wave. A huge crest far out in the water might mellow to a gentle ripple or build momentum and carry you halfway ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Asset Allocation, Understanding Risk, Wealth Gathering Portfolios
... last year’s losers. After the market crash in 2008, stocks were really cheap—but people had just lost tons of money on them. Could they then rebalance by selling those safe bonds to buy more scary stock? ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 June 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Understanding Risk
... if there are any hidden strategies that can give you an advantage. True Story of a Winning Gambler You might have seen 21, a movie released in 2008, or read the bestseller Bringing Down the House by ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Trustworthy Advice, Asset Allocation, Wealth Gathering Portfolios
... 2008 meltdown, the best-performing asset class was bonds, returning about 5%. The big losers that year were stocks from emerging economies like China and Brazil, which lost over half of their value! As ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 April 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Behavioral Finance
Some people take risks for the thrill of it. A great example of the classic risk-taker would be my brother. He enjoys a good scare and looks forward to things like rock climbing, which terrifies me. You ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Asset Allocation
One of today’s popular slogans is “Keep it simple.” We try, but some things just won’t stay simple! Fortunately, if you’re a novice or wanna-be investor, you don’t have to become an investment guru. As ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Behavioral Finance
... Finance. Federal Reserve Board, 2007. [ii]Retirement Confidence Survey. Employee Benefits Research Institute, 2010.   Read more  ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Investment Costs
Imagine you have to choose between average, above average and superior. Which would you select? Few people like to settle for just average, but here’s a different scenario: What if your choice was between ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 December 2010 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Easy Investing, Smart Saving, Behavioral Finance
... in interest. For example, if you save $10,000 per year, you need a $200,000 portfolio earning interest at 5% to generate a similar contribution. And, using these same assumptions, it will take you over ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 / Financial Fitness Blog
Tags: Behavioral Economics, Easy Investing
No one knows whether the stock market will go up or down.  If we just flipped a coin before deciding to buy or sell, we would expect to be correct about 50% of the time.  If we guess right ... [ +++ ]
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