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Bitcoin Halving: What Does It Mean for Investors?
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Bitcoin Halving: What Does It Mean for Investors?

'Mining' for this cryptocurrency just became a lot more expensive
May 15, 2020
How to Handle a Bear Market
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How to Handle a Bear Market

If you’ve got to take action, boost your savings rate or scout for mispriced securities. And check that your portfolio is in line with your goals.
May 7, 2020
Is Your Mutual Fund Politically Biased?
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Is Your Mutual Fund Politically Biased?

A recent study showed that partisan-leaning managers invest about 43% of assets in firms whose executives share the managers’ party affiliation.
March 6, 2020
Stories That Move the Economy
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Stories That Move the Economy

Economist Robert Shiller predicted runaway home prices and the stock market bubble of the late 1990s. Now he’s writing about the influence of viral na…
November 27, 2019
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Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports
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Nothing Getting Done at Work? Blame Fantasy Sports

Today's forecast for management decisionmaking.
August 30, 2019

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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal
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Lessons Learned From the College Bribery Scandal

Being a snowplow parent who removes obstacles is not the way to raise emotionally healthy, money-smart kids.
May 9, 2019
Stocks: Why We’re Better Buyers Than Sellers
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Stocks: Why We’re Better Buyers Than Sellers

When portfolio managers are buying, they think like business owners. But when they sell, they too often devolve into stock jockeys.
March 7, 2019
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What a Bear Market Does to Your Brain
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What a Bear Market Does to Your Brain

Normal market cycles can stir up your emotions and push you to invest unwisely, but being aware of your behavioral biases can help you focus on your l…
November 29, 2018
Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)
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Retirees, Go Ahead and Spend a Little (More)

Successful savers have prospered by living below their means. Frugality often becomes a preference—sometimes to an excessive degree.
October 3, 2018
Don't Fall Into the Diversification Trap
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Don't Fall Into the Diversification Trap

Researchers discovered that, when it comes to investment fees, diversification efforts can backfire.
August 2, 2018
3 Things You Should Always Ask a Financial Adviser
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3 Things You Should Always Ask a Financial Adviser

When looking for the right person to help you manage your money, you need to vet your options thoroughly.
June 8, 2018
Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check
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Keep Health Care Out-of-Pocket Costs in Check

We asked patient advocates who focus on helping consumers with their medical bills to share some secrets.
June 6, 2018
What We Can Learn from Target-Date Funds
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What We Can Learn from Target-Date Funds

These one-decision investments can teach you to stick with your investing strategy and remain calm no matter what's happening in the markets.
May 17, 2018
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To Save More, Tap Into Your Emotions
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To Save More, Tap Into Your Emotions

Objecs that have special meaning to you could be the key to identifying your savings goals.
March 8, 2018
Don't Step Into These Saving Traps
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Don't Step Into These Saving Traps

Some behavioral biases seem tailor-made to foil retirement savers. But their ill effects are smaller for those who are aware of them.
January 9, 2018
How Should Couples Merge Their Finances While Still Maintaining Financial Independence?
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How Should Couples Merge Their Finances While Still Maintaining Financial Independence?

Share your best advice with fellow readers.
October 31, 2017
The Psychology of a Market Bubble
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The Psychology of a Market Bubble

The best defense against a bubble is a well-diversified portfolio. That helps ensure that losses in one sector or asset class won’t sink you overall.
October 6, 2017
What’s the Best Piece of Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?
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What’s the Best Piece of Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?

And where did you get it?
August 22, 2017
To Save More, Focus on the Future
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To Save More, Focus on the Future

When imagining your financial life, clarity counts. A vague desire for peace of mind might become “I want to have at least $1 million.”
August 1, 2017
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What Kind of Investor Are You?
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What Kind of Investor Are You?

When it comes to managing our portfolios, we tend to fall into one of four behavioral types.
April 21, 2017
Investors, How Much Risk Can You Stand?
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Investors, How Much Risk Can You Stand?

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.
January 3, 2017
To Be Happier, Favor Experiences Over Things
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To Be Happier, Favor Experiences Over Things

While the stuff we own grows old and obsolete, memories of things we did are often burnished with time.
November 2, 2016
The Power of Peer Pressure
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The Power of Peer Pressure

Comparing yourself with others may provide a helpful nudge when it comes to saving for retirement or staying healthy.
September 6, 2016
How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships
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How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships

Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
August 10, 2016
The Keys to Raising Financially Independent Young Adults
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The Keys to Raising Financially Independent Young Adults

Parents often believe the most recent request for money will be the last, the one that finally launches Junior on the path to success.
June 21, 2016