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When imagining your financial life, clarity counts. A vague desire for peace of mind might become “I want to have at least $1 million.”
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When it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types.
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If you are taking on more risk than you can emotionally tolerate, you’ll hit the panic button and sell at the
worst possible time.
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While the stuff we own grows old and obsolete, memories of things we did are often burnished with time.
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Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.
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Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.
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Research shows that women tend to differ from men in their approach to investing.
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Markets are complicated, so we often rationalize that a complicated strategy is necessary to beat them. That logic is faulty.
A Fed study finds that couples with higher credit scores are more likely to stay together.
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The radical premise of a new book suggests that free markets, even when they function perfectly, don’t operate to the benefit of all.
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Our bias in favor of U.S. stocks robs us of opportunities to invest in promising companies that happen to be based elsewhere.
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Extreme frugality may be a sign of a deeper emotional issue, but in most cases, you can learn to spend without pain.
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Be sure to have a complete investing strategy, including your plan to sell, in place before any mayhem occurs.
Discover how a trusted friend and a diary can make you a better investor.
Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
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To protect your budget while shopping, be aware of the sneaky tricks that will trigger your urge to buy.
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Trusted financial professionals can be among the first to spot a problem that's more than just normal forgetfulness.
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