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Tag Archives: Portfolio
Your best defense against getting drawn into too-good-to-be-true investments lies in understanding a bit about psychology. The marketplace is masterful at using greed to entice you into buying something. Back in the late 1990s one of the most common emails I received from readers was about commuting a pension – i.e., taking it in a cash lump sum rather than as regular pension payments. MORE
It’s a sad but universal truth that, generally speaking, no one cares more about your money than you do yourself. True, there’s a gigantic financial services industry all too willing to offer its services to “care” about your money on your behalf but, of course, that’s how they make THEIR money. MORE
Asset allocation is a fancy phrase that simply means a plan, recipe or blueprint for your investments. For example, if you’re a conservative investor, you likely will want a good percentage of your investments in safe stuff, such as guaranteed investment certificates and bonds. MORE
This one’s for all 20-something go-getters with a job, a decent salary and an interest in getting started in investing right now. Introducing the hit-the-ground-running portfolio, an investment plan that you can get going in a hurry without sacrificing sound construction principles. MORE
In investing, it’s okay to be wrong. Just be sure it’s on the small stuff and not on big questions like how much money to have in the stock market. Let’s look at a way of putting up a fence in your portfolio to keep stocks right where you want them. MORE