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Should You Fire Your Financial Advisor?

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As financial advice becomes easier to access and new technologies threaten to make the traditional advisor model obsolete, many investors are wondering if it makes more sense to go it alone. Providing a universal answer to this question is impossible. It depends on the exact financial situation as well as level of interest -- but we can provide some general guidance. Continue reading →

49 Reasons You Shouldn’t Sell Your Stocks Today

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When Mike Tyson was asked about an opponent's supposedly clever plan for protecting against his devastating left hook, he had an immediate response: Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Tyson probably wasn't thinking much about investing when he made the observation above, but his words are just as applicable to retirement planning as they are to boxing. Continue reading →

How (and How Not) to Build a High-Yield Portfolio

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Retirement planning has always been a complex and challenging process. There's no real way around that; it involves estimating how multiple impossible-to-predict variables will play out over a lengthy period of time. But rules of thumb and a generally cautious approach have historically been a pretty good combination. Continue reading →