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The Best Investments Are The Most Simple

If you’ve watched movies about Wall Street you probably imagine investing to be something like this: A wild flurry of activity and excitement as millions of dollars exchange hands every second. No wonder so many people think that investing is fast paced, exhilarating, and complex. But that’s not what investing is actually like. The investors […]

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3 Ways To Trick Your Brain Into Making Important Financial Decisions

It is no secret that as Americans, we avoid making financial decisions, even when it’s not in our own best interest. You only need to look at the latest trends in household savings rates, or evaluate retirement plan participation rates. A common belief is that financial decisions are complicated and require thoughtful planning and skill. However, research exploring […]

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Is Fear Causing You Financial Problems?

Since launching this site we’ve talked to hundreds of people about their money, their goals, and their financial problems. Between conferences, friends, strangers on social media, and our loyal readers we get messages daily asking for help. Naturally, one question our friends ask us is, “what is one pattern you’ve noticed or one thing you’ve […]

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