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1-Minute Video: Protect Your Portfolio With Diversification

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). Diversification and allocation are NOT the same thing, as I explain briefly in this post “Diversification explained simply.” Only a few, a small number, of firms actually apply the mathematics of diversification. They pay […]

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Kittens, Lions and Black Swans

There is no getting by our emotions at any time, especially when it comes to investing. The same brain chemicals and responses to kittens (friendly), or lions (fear) right in front of us, also happen when we look at our investments; good markets (friendly) and bad markets (fear). Add to fears of misbehaving markets, are recessions, inflation (or […]

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1-minute video: How Can Social Security and Retirement Planning Work Together for Your Benefit?

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). Social Security is often dismissed or minimized by many when it comes to retirement planning. This is a mistake since Social Security forms a firm foundation that you can’t outlive. People don’t recognize the […]

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1-minute video: The Effects of Inflation on Retirement

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). What is inflation? In economics, inflation refers to a general progressive increase in prices of goods and services in an economy. When the general price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, […]

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What are the Three Paradigms of Retirement Income Planning?

When you Google “retirement planning” you typically get results about 401ks or investing. On the search topic of retirement, you get few results on how to plan for, transition into, and/or prudently sustain income once retired. The term “retirement” brings to mind, and Google finds results on, the savings and investing part. However, the use […]

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1-minute video: Is (a Little) Debt a Good Thing?

1-minute video: Is (a Little) Debt a Good Thing? Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). I make a subtle, but important distinction, with debt categories in the post “Basic Steps to Reducing Debt.” I refer to both education and car […]

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1-minute video: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

Please enjoy this 1-minute video (for those receiving this by email: please click on the blog title line above to view). When it comes to retirement, most people have as their fundamental goal to maintain their lifestyle, or what I call their Standard of Individual Living (SOIL). But, just what is your lifestyle today? How […]

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