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Mar 23, 2018
Turns Out, Comparing Your Finances To Others Could Help You Improve Your Money
By Julia Chang
Even the most self-confident among us are likely to succumb to the keeping up with the Joneses (and the Smiths and the Kardashians) phenomenon. And the effect on our finances is usually brutal, as we try to compete with the car, house or designer duds that our Insta-neighbors have.

A recent survey only confirmed this, as researchers found people were more likely to base their perception of their financial health on their relative status to others, rather than on more concrete factors like income, age, gender or occupation. And the more often people compare themselves, Morningstar found, the worse they tend to feel about their own finances. More info...

Mar 23, 2018
What Everybody Needs to Know About Investment Fees
Ian Maxwell
I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal where a reporter went on an epic quest to discover exactly what fees she was paying within her employer 401(k) plan. Unfortunately, the difficulties encountered, and the time invested, only led her back to where she started — confused and unclear.
This is an all too common experience for investors today. I was moved by her story and reached out to see if she ever found answers to the valid questions she was asking. Her response was telling. She was receiving so many emails in response to her article, more response than she had received from anything else she had ever written, that she felt she did not have time to even set up a quick call. More info...

Mar 23, 2018
The Biggest Risk Retirees Face Right Now
Michael Aloi
Those nearing retirement and those who have recently become retirees need to plan now for the possibility of a bear market. Here are two ways to do that, including one that goes against conventional wisdom.
Those planning to retire face many risks. There is the risk their money will not earn enough to keep up with inflation, and there is the risk of outliving one’s money, for example. But perhaps, the biggest risk retirees face now is more immediate: Retiring in a bear market. More info...

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