I know that we all want to focus on the future and the great things that are in front of all of us. However, there is one aspect of investing that I wish that we could bring back for investors -- even if it’s only the mentality. Back in the day, if you purchased a bond, you received a bond … [Read more...] about Bring back the bond certificate mentality
We are investors! This is the response that I have given numerous times over the last few weeks as people who know what I do for living ask if we are selling our positions in the global stock market. The question is understandable as the coronavirus 19 has severely impacted life around the globe … [Read more...] about We are investors!
The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that recently ended, have reinforced for investors some timeless market lessons: Returns can vary sharply from one period to another. Holding a broadly diversified portfolio can help smooth out the swings. And focusing on known drivers of … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Decades: Lessons for Long‑Term Investors
We have written several posts concerning the need to prepare for a much longer life than most of us are aware. Looking to the age that our parents were when they died, or our current ages does not help predict the longevity that we will likely have. More evidence of this fact was recently … [Read more...] about Good News on the U.S. Cancer Front
One of the major themes throughout the years that we have been writing posts is planning for the time that you are no longer working – retirement. For most of us, that time seems to sneak up on us. We are busy trying to establish careers, advancing in our particular choice of career, raising … [Read more...] about Retirement Advice from a NFL player
As professional football (NFL) continues towards the Super Bowl in early February, I wanted to highlight what one of the great NFL coaches discussed in a press conference as they were approaching this year’s season. During a press conference in August, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin … [Read more...] about Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable