Investor Success: Measure in Dollars, not (Per)Cents

You can’t control the markets, but a big part of your success in investing for retirement is entirely in your own hands.

A measuring tape measures a fan of $20 bills.
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The concept of “investing success,” as it often appears in the media, is a tangled web to me. Every time I read something about the topic, I can’t help but feel that the authors are confusing two very different efforts: investment success and investor success.

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Don Bennyhoff, CFA®
Chief Investment Officer, Liberty Wealth Advisors

Don Bennyhoff, CFA®, serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee and Director of Investor Education at Liberty Wealth Advisors, a $1.7B RIA. An industry expert who spent over 22 years at The Vanguard Group, Don was a Founding Member of Vanguard’s Investment Strategy Group, and served as a Senior Investment Strategist.