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Comfort Zone

What’s Comfort Costing You?

“Close your Eyes and Ignore Everything.”  – John Bogle, Vanguard Founder (Speaking to an interviewer about recent market volatility)   In a quest to avoid “risky investments”, over the past few years, many investors have flocked to what they perceive are “safe investments”. In the end, they have likely increased the chances of outliving their resources. Not […]

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Is Gold a Reliable Investment?

Does Gold Really Shine?

The uneasy and uncertain global economic environment has spiked investor interest in gold over the past few years. Is gold worthy? Does it really shine? The past quarter was actually the worst 3 months for gold prices in a dozen years. This has, however, done little to dampen investor interest.  Many investors have created a […]

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Belief and Behavior

The 2 “B’s” – A Formula for Successful Investing

Beliefs (Philosophy) – Behavior (w/ Costs) = Returns We talk a lot these days about simplicity and clarity. The formula above is about as simple and straightforward as can be. What you believe and how you behave will ultimately determine your investment returns. That’s it – plain and simple. The hard part is connecting what […]

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Doctor

Doc Hollywood

Remember the movie about 20 years ago starring Michael J. Fox titled “Doc Hollywood”? Fox played a confident young doctor (Dr. Benjamin Stone), driving to L.A. to complete his training. Car trouble ensues and he is “stuck” in a small southern town where he ends up helping out at a hospital. One of the scenes […]

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Candles

Years, Not Days

“We believe in experts in the same way that our ancestors believed in oracles.” – Philip Tetlock (Author) I read an article recently on one of the popular personal finance sites that essentially asked “Where to invest now?” This is a very common theme.  Everyone is looking for “expert” advice about what to invest in […]

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