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A Look Back at 2016

This guest post written by Weston Wellington who is a Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) captures the surprising year of 2016, and what lessons investors can learn from this year. Every year brings its share of surprises. But how many of us could have imagined that 2016 would see the Chicago Cubs win […]

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Prediction Season

The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to the year ahead. In the coming weeks, investors are likely to be bombarded with predictions about what the future, and specifically the next year, may hold for their portfolios. These outlooks are typically accompanied by […]

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Best Personal Finance Software for Healthier Wealth

Online banking is a great tool to pay bills and reduce paper statements. However, it cannot establish a budget or categorize your expenses. A financial tracking software gives you the ability to review how you are spending your money — Dan Crimmins Improving financial management skills often requires a lifestyle adjustment: a change in habit […]

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Preparing Financially to Buy a Home

This guest post was written by several of the experienced realtors at Gloria Nilson Real Estate Co. in New Jersey and eastern PA.   They sell houses of all shapes, sizes and price ranges.  This post discusses what to consider when purchasing a home for the first time and tips on preparing financially for this purchase. […]

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Changing up the Holiday Conversation

This guest post was written by Alicia Temmerman who works for our partner Loring Ward. What are the most important things to talk about at this time of year? I recently sat down with Robert Temmerman, Jr. (or Dad as I call him), a specialist with 30 years of experience in estate planning, to find […]

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Not the Traditional David Letterman “Top Ten” List

This guest post is written by Jim Parker who works for our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia. Jim has created a Top 10 list of excuses that we have all fallen victim to at some point while investing. Unfortunately, this list is not as funny as David’s nightly list used to be, but […]

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Rate Expectations

This is a guest post from Jim Parker VP with our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.  As we enter 2014, he discusses a common theme that has been around for several years – the perceived  immediate rise of interest rates.  He also discusses a view on what the potential rise in rates […]

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Surprise! No Selloff in 2013

This guest post was written by Weston Wellington who is a Vice President for our partner, Dimensional Fund Advisor (DFA).  He discusses the strong year the stock market had in 2013 which was quite a surprise to many professionals.  Remember this article when you hear this year’s stock market predictions by the “professionals”. The unusually strong […]

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Simplicity and Sophistication (for 2014)

This guest post was written by Jim Parker with our partner – Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).  He discusses how investors often try to complicate their lives and the harm it causes.  Let’s work in 2014 to avoid this unnecessary stress. The Chinese philosopher Confucius once  said that life is very simple, but we insist on making […]

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Many Happy Returns!

This guest post is from a frequent contributor to our blog.  Jim Parker works for our partner Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) in Australia.   He discusses financial topics that are as relevant to investors here in the US as they are to investors in Australia.  He discusses the “predictions” made a year ago and how […]

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