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April 9, 2018

5 Tips for Paying Off Debt

Around 80 percent of Americans have some form of debt, whether through credit cards, student loans, a mortgage or other types of consumer loans. If you’re one of them and you’re looking to pay off your debt fast, here are five tips you can act on now to […]
March 28, 2018

To Those Twenty-Somethings Out There: A Few Words On Feathering Your (Retirement) Nest

If you are in your twenties, you may think it’s too early to start planning for your retirement. Be assured, it’s never too early. Following are a few tips to consider in planning to feather your nest and nurture your nest egg.  1) Calculate your monthly expenditures and […]
March 6, 2018
Written Retirement Plan

Put Your Retirement Plan in Writing

Why You Want a Retirement Plan in Writing Putting a strategy down in writing may help you define just what you need to do.   Provided by Sam Sweitzer, CFA, Anson Analytics   Many people save and invest vaguely for the future. They know they need to accumulate […]
May 24, 2017

The Problem with Perceived Performance

When it comes to movements in the stock market, many investors want to believe that they can predict the future. They are tempted to switch asset classes based on perceived predictions of future performance, but the reality is that very little about the stock market can be accurately predicted. One […]
May 17, 2017

Should I Still Be Investing in Bonds?

The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates three times since the financial crisis in 2008, and many believe that this trend will continue. In a rising-interest rate environment such as this, bond values generally tend to decrease in the short-term. When inflation rises, the Fed generally raises interest […]
May 3, 2017

Don’t Let Outcome Bias Get the Best of You

The shape of retirement is changing. As life expectancy increases and retirement lasts longer, more intensive and intentional retirement planning is required. Many individuals planning to retire are focusing less on corporate retirement options and more on individual retirement planning. This requires individual investors to take great care […]
April 14, 2017

Tips for Maintaining Wealth

I remember attending an Investment Analysis class in graduate school at Vanderbilt where Warren Buffet was the surprise guest speaker. He spoke on common themes, but what stuck out most to me was this: He said that the most important quality to do well is a temperament that […]