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These are the words that make investors irrational.

Four Words You Shouldn’t Believe “This time is different.” Beware those four little words. They are perhaps the most dangerous words an investor can believe in. If you believe “this time is different,” you are mentally positioning yourself to exit … Continue reading

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Some analysts think it is helping reduce the deficit; but others wholeheartedly disagree.

How Is Health Care Reform Affecting the Federal Deficit? Has the Affordable Care Act actually cut Medicare spending? The numbers from the Congressional Budget Office make a pretty good argument for that, and suggest that the ACA has had a … Continue reading

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The Major Retirement Planning Mistakes

THE MAJOR RETIREMENT PLANNING MISTAKES Why are they made again and again? Much has been written about the classic financial mistakes that plague start-ups, family businesses, corporations and charities. Aside from these blunders, there are also some classic financial missteps … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Too Late to Save for Retirement

It Isn’t Too Late to Save for Retirement If you’re 40 or 50 and haven’t begun, you must make the effort.   Some people start saving for retirement at 20, 25, or 30. Others start later, and while their accumulated … Continue reading

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Less Protection for Inherited IRAs

Less Protection for Inherited IRAs They are no longer exempt from creditors & bankruptcy proceedings.   A SCOTUS ruling raises eyebrows. On June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that assets held within inherited IRAs by non-spousal beneficiaries do … Continue reading

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Stop Having Money Paralysis.

Stop Having Money Paralysis. Not making a move may not be the best move to make.       A decision not made may have financial consequences. There is an old belief that women are more cautious about money than men, … Continue reading

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Do you recognize the major factors that may affect it?

Understanding Your Risk Tolerance Do you recognize the major factors that may affect it?  How’s your ability to withstand short-term losses? This is the question at the core of any discussion of risk tolerance. Some people are able to ride … Continue reading

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