This nifty little quiz from Wealth Advisor Doug Buchan helps show why setting an annual performance goal for your portfolio is not only useless, but can be hazardous to your wealth. By Doug Buchan, Wealth Advisor I’m going to start by providing some basic facts (not opinions, facts). Then, I’m going to ask you a …Read More.
Don’t let some important financial task get lost in the bustle and commotion as you get ready to send your child off to college. To help, Wealth Advisor Ken Rosenbaum revisits six essential to-do’s that you may have overlooked. The day has come. Your little baby has grown up and is now ready to leave …Read More.
After reviewing a study on the composition of mutual fund portfolios, Larry Swedroe concludes investors cannot rely on an active fund’s name, or even its stated objective, when seeking exposure to factor characteristics. Most of the focus of the literature on active mutual funds has been on the question about their performance and the related …Read More.
A recent study investigated how mutual funds respond when investors call for climate responsibility. Larry Swedroe unpacks its results and what they mean for investors who express their social preferences through fund selection. The 2015 Paris Agreement recognized finance as an important element to successfully transition to a low carbon economy. Policymakers hoped to achieve this …Read More.
After unpacking new research into how expense ratios and turnover impact returns and their dispersion, Larry Swedroe explores how the study’s findings inform what we know about active mutual funds, active share, and volatility. A vast body of research provides powerful evidence of the failure of active management to generate persistent alpha (risk-adjusted outperformance). For …Read More.
Not all financial planning or financial planners are equal. Tim Maurer explores why it’s so important for wealth advisors to go beyond just sharing knowledge with their clients to truly inspiring wisdom and understanding. Not all financial planning—or financial planners—are equal. The Certified Financial Planner™ Board has done much to standardize a substantive base level …Read More.
Most people consider budgeting an exercise in repressive tedium. But it doesn’t have to be. Tim Maurer on how autonomy and automation help remake budgeting and saving into part of a life-giving financial rhythm. Most people avoid budgeting because they consider it an exercise in repressive tedium. But it doesn’t have to be. By applying …Read More.
Larry Swedroe and Wealth Advisor Katie Keary explore the impact of 12 specific challenges that women face, and offer financially empowering solutions to them. Women continue to fight unique financial and life headwinds in planning for a secure retirement. Larry Swedroe and Wealth Advisor Katie Keary explore the impact of 12 specific challenges that women …Read More.
Planning for a successful retirement is about much more than just an investment strategy to fund your desired lifestyle. Larry Swedroe and Kevin Grogan’s new book “Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement” takes it a step further and focuses on planning for a meaningful life in retirement. While about 10,000 Americans retire daily, …Read More.
Families sometimes struggle with reasonable, open and constructive dialogue around a range of wealth and life planning matters. To help, Wealth Advisor Jeff Johnson offers some strategies for planning your family’s next important conversation about money. I’ve been a close observer of the way families make, communicate and implement financial decisions for most of the …Read More.