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Retirement Planning Essentials

Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There

Free Retirement Guide; Getting from Here to There Some day you and your spouse are going to retire — and when you do, you’re going to need money! How much money will you need to retire comfortably and not outlive your assets? More than you think. Studies have shown that on average, retirees need anywhere […]

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What is Old? – AARP Video

This is a video post which was produced by AARP  formerly the American Association of Retired Persons, which is a United States-based non-governmental organization and interest group, founded in 1958.  In this video, they ask Millennials “what age is old” and to my dismay I am consisted old. Then they ask the younger generation to show them how […]

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New York Jets fans and stock market investors

A recent conversation with a die-hard New York Jets football fan was similar to conversations that I have with  stock market investors.  Most New York Jets fans (due to the team’s tough and heartbreaking seasons of the past) are conditioned to protect themselves emotionally by always looking at everything the Jets do negatively.  Many stock […]

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Superfunding Your 529 Plan

Superfunding Your 529 Plan – Maximize Your Savings for College

“Superfund” is the federal government’s program to clean up the nation’s uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. But superfunding a 529 plan isn’t about waste at all. Ironically, learning about superfunding will help your children to learn. 529 plans are very useful and flexible mechanisms for saving for college. They are state-operated investment accounts that let anyone […]

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Focus on what you can Control

Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. Greg Anderson – American athlete and author That is a truism to life and investing: you need to focus on things that are important and the things that you can control.  This is just as hard to […]

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Having the Discipline and Patience of Olympics athletes

Our family is thoroughly enjoying watching the Olympics especially with the strong showing by the United States teams.  To watch all of these worldwide athletes perform at such high level is a thrill especially if you have ever attempted to play any of the sports that are competing this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  I […]

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The Future of Global Trade

The future of global trade is bright.  Another sign of the continuing growth of global trade appeared recently at a dock at the port of Bayonne, New Jersey.  On June 26, 2016, the long-awaited expansion of the Panama Canal was completed.  The expansion was necessary in order to accommodate so-called mega-ships.  These mega-ships are able to […]

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GDP Growth and Equity Returns

Recent headlines discuss “disappointing” gains in the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  The Gross Domestic Product or GDP is a measure of all of the services and goods produced in a country over a specific period, classically a year.  The GDP had a limited gain in the 2nd quarter 2016 of 1.2%.  Many investors look […]

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Independent Objective Financial Advice

This is a video post where Weston Wellington a Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) discusses the value individuals receive from a financial advisor. He discusses how an advisor can be a source of independent advice helping to separate the emotions often associated with money from the decision-making.  Emotions often impact important decisions and […]

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Research Integrity: DFA Video

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit. Harry Truman Why is credit (the receiving of it) important? Even if it is your idea, would you rather be right, or get the idea implemented?  How much do you value your pride? Fortunately, at our investment partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), the […]

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