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Market Volatility: What should I do now?

Stock markets have been choppy lately, pressured by all sorts of concerns – including tighter monetary policy, the impact of tariffs, and mid-term elections – to name a few. Worrying excessively about a bear market is counterproductive but being prepared for one is always a good idea. […]

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Panic and Greed: Ineffective Investment Strategies

If markets are good at one thing, it’s reminding investors that stock prices don’t simply go up, uninterrupted, forever. Markets do drop.  That’s an unavoidable part of investing.  What matters is how you respond.  Or, more to the point, don’t respond.  Because if you’ve built a portfolio […]

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Tax Prep: 6 Ways to Get a Head Start on Tax Season

Tax filing season may be months away, but it’s never too early to get organized.  Consider taking these simple steps to prepare before the end of the year – and potentially minimize your tax bill. Double-check your withholding and estimated tax payments: With the recent tax law changes from the […]

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Retirement Planning: Are You Doing the Right Things?

When people ask me whether they are on track for retirement I believe what they’re really looking for is reassurance.  But as much as I’d like to be able to tell you for sure whether you have enough to retire comfortably, the truth is that one can’t […]

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Do You Have the Right Investments?

The answer has less to do with finding the single perfect stock or mutual fund.  In fact, the key to this question is changing your idea of what the “right” investment really is. Very likely, many people who ask this question believe that there is one “right” […]

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Behavioral Finance Quiz: This Is Your Brain on Money

The human brain is not a rational economic actor. When faced with uncertainty, even the best investing minds may throw good money after bad, sell at the first sign of trouble or make all manner of muddled financial decisions. These flaws in our everyday decision-making, first chronicled […]

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8 Behavioral Biases That May Hurt Your Investments

Do you feel the pain of loss more than the joy of gains? How to separate emotions from investing. It’s not unusual for investors to sense a tug-of-war between their analytical brains and their emotions.  Until fairly recently, investing was considered purely logical.  Find the right quantitative strategy […]

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Analyzing Your Tax Return

Another tax season has come and is almost gone.  Many people tuck their tax return and supporting documents into a folder and hand it all over to their accountants without taking a closer look.  And even investors who complete their own tax returns using tax-preparation software often plug […]

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What You Can Learn From Your 1099 Tax Forms

The first thing to know about 1099s is that there are several different subtypes: 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, and so on.  The unifying theme among them is that they document that you received some type of income during the preceding year, whether from your investments, from working, […]

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What You Can Learn from Your Tax Return: Form 1040

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which was signed into law in 2017’s waning days, ushers in significant changes to the individual income tax framework.  The changes include: new tax rates, an increase in the standard deduction, the repeal of the personal exemption, and a […]

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