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Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Stocks | 15 comments

Earn More by Rebalancing Your Asset Allocation What if I said that you could earn an extra one quarter percent return on your portfolio every year by doing a simple task? A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that investors who regularly rebalance their investment portfolios increase their returns. It takes about an hour to rebalance your asset allocation and you will likely receive an added return every year. Although 0.25% isn’t huge, every bit of investment returns adds up. Another solid reason to rebalance is to minimize risk. Even the most aggressive investor would prefer less investment volatility.  Here’s a...

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What is Multifactor ETF Investing – Is it Worth a Try?

What is Multifactor ETF Investing – Is it Worth a Try?

By in Advanced Investing, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 0 comments

Multifactor ETF Investing – A Better Way to Index or Not? Seems as though there’s always a new investing angle cropping up in an attempt to beat the market. We have smart beta, implemented by the robo-advisor Personal Capital, and then the older investment strategies momentum, undervalued and technical analysis. New twists on the index fund front include, equal weight and other tweaks on the traditional market cap weighted fund. The Wisdom Tree Investing firm is dedicated to alternative index fund investing strategies. Bonus; Top 7 Investing Mistakes to Avoid>>> Thus far, I’ve stuck with the market cap indexing...

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How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery

How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery

By in Budget, Investing, Personal Finance | 5 comments

Wealth Building Road Map; How to Get Rich-Without Winning the Lottery I’m pained every time I stop by the neighborhood drug store and see the folks scratching off the lottery tickets. You’re as likely to get rich “investing” in lottery tickets as you are to get killed by lightning. How to Get Rich Without Winning the Lottery will lead you on a step by step path to become a millionaire. The book is filled with actionable tips to slash costs and ways to build wealth automatically.  Would you like a “get rich” approach without hyperbole? (Not a get rich quick scheme.)...

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You Need to Know Now-How the Election Will Impact Investments

You Need to Know Now-How the Election Will Impact Investments

By in Investing, Personal Finance, Stocks | 2 comments

How the Election Will Impact Investments Update! The Results are In & Donald J. Trump is the New President Last night at a cocktail party someone asked me if Clinton or Trump would be better for the stock market. Now, the average investor doesn’t change their investment mix depending upon the news. In fact, I’ve encouraged readers for years to take a passive index fund approach to investing.  Yet, it’s not unusual to wonder if there might be a last minute tweak that would safeguard your investments against an unknown future. Bonus Read-MBA Course: Investing & Portfolio Management Passive Investing>>> ...

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Expert Financial Advice; What Not to Do With Your Investments Now

Expert Financial Advice; What Not to Do With Your Investments Now

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Retirement | 20 comments

Is it time to sell your stock investments? If you have a workplace retirement account or brokerage account with investments in the US stock market you may be tempted to sell now. Markets are unpredictable and volatility is scary. Volatility is the Price You Pay for Returns Investing 101 informs that you need to take some risks in order to be eligible for a larger return. The problem with that reality is that no one enjoys seeing their investments decline in value. Even if you don’t know anything about investing or understand the mutual funds in your retirement account, you...

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Robo Advisor Pros and Cons – The Definitive Answer

Robo Advisor Pros and Cons – The Definitive Answer

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds | 0 comments

Robo-advisors have been making headlines lately as a great substitute for traditional personal financial advisors. But is robo investment advice worth the hype? As with any decision regarding your money, it is essential to consider the pros and cons of robo advice before investing with a digital advisor. In particular, you should consider how robo investment advice stacks up against a financial advisor and which works better for your lifestyle. What is Robo Investment Advice? Robo advisors vary, depending on which platform you choose. Some robo-advisors are exactly what they sound like: based primarily on algorithms, these automated advisors...

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