Bigger Picture

Check Your Body Language

As a parent of two youngsters who love basketball, I really appreciate the video of Geno Auriemma at the 2016 Women’s NCAA Championship discussing the value he places on enthusiasm and body language. If you have not seen this video making its way around social media over the last few days, take a couple of minutes to watch. It is…

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Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape for March 17, 2017

Every Friday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time.  This week’s mixtape begins with a focus on being present in the moment, making and enjoying time with loved ones, and not making the focus of your life about making more money. Having more money…

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Investing

The Allure of Stock Picking

Whether it be acting on a hot stock tip, or the plan to profit off your favorite company’s success, the allure of stock picking is hard to deny. Despite overwhelming evidence suggesting that it’s an uphill battle for individual investors, we (myself included) cannot help ourselves. Sure, there will be the occasional short term success, but in the stock market,…

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Technology

Coming soon….

In a couple of days the final piece to this arrives…I’m not sure the world is ready for the upcoming addition to the blog. Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog should be considered advice, or recommendations. If you have questions pertaining your individual situation you should consult your financial advisor. For all of the disclaimers, please see my disclaimers page.

Mixtapes

Weekly Mixtape for March 10th, 2017

Every Friday I’ll be releasing my own compilation, a mixtape if you will, of blog posts from the week I think are worth your time.  With today’s jobs report (which came in at 235,000 jobs added February if you’re keeping score) and the Federal Reserve pretty much guaranteed to raise rates next week, there will be plenty of news to…

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Financial Planning, Investing, Millennials

Millennials: You Have to Become Millionaires

Earlier this week, an old Wall Street Journal article made its way across my Twitter feed; the title immediately caught my eye: Most Millennials Don’t See Becoming Millionaires, Study Finds. I’ve shared the article below, but if you don’t have a subscription to the Wall Street Journal, you won’t be able to read it because it’s hidden behind a paywall. Side…

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Financial Planning, Investing, Millennials

Home Country Bias and Your Portfolio

Academic research suggests the foundation for a long term investment strategy is a globally diversified portfolio; statistics show the average investor is holding a domestically diversified portfolio. If the evidence from academic research is so strong, what is the disconnect between the evidence and investor behavior? Most investors suffer from a bias towards investing domestically; in the industry, we call this…

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Investing

Dow 20,000

If I want to make it from a wannabe to a true financial blogger, it’s imperative that I have a Dow 20,000 post in my archives! There will be no shortage of coverage of today’s milestone…my hope is to put it into perspective for my readers. It’s the day CNBC, newspapers/magazines, and financial pundits have been waiting for since late…

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