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5 Money Management Mistakes

by User    |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  04-07-2014

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Are you worried about making a bad move with your investment portfolio? Here are five approaches that could get you in hot water.

Don’t Buy It: Mutual Fund Sales Charges

by User    |  San Antonio, TX  |  01-20-2014

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“Do you get better mutual funds when you pay sales charges?” It’s a great question that I’ve fielded many, many times throughout 20-plus years in the financial planning business. But it’s also a question for which I fear objective, truthful answers are hard to come by. So I’m going to fix that.

Target Retirement Date Funds: Look Beyond the Date

by User    |  Retired, Army  |  San Antonio, TX  |  01-14-2014

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Thinking about using a target retirement date fund? If so, there’s still a lot to understand even when using these purported “turn-key retirement solutions.”

Despite the fact that we can lose money doing it, we continue to invest for our long-term goals. Why? Because we know we’ve got no real chance of accumulating the kind of money we’ll need to retire some day if we don’t. In other words, we’ve each decided that for us investing is not an option; it’s a necessity. And that may be the case for you, too.

Out of the Mattress and into the Market?

by User    |  11-25-2013

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Sitting on cash? You’re not alone. It’s everywhere -- in IRAs, retirement plans, bank and investment accounts. Heck, we’d even be so bold as to speculate that there are more than a few mattresses out there hiding their share of currency.

What's a Bond Investor to Do Now?

by User    |  11-18-2013

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Interest rates remain historically low, the Fed considers tapering and many bond investors are left wondering just what their next step should be.