In a follow-up to his overview of the asset location decision, Kevin Grogan takes a more comprehensive look at how a security’s expected return and risk characteristics can change based on the tax treatment of the savings vehicle in which it’s held. Our recommendation on asset location is to prefer holding tax-inefficient assets in tax-advantaged …Read More.
Once you’ve chosen the mix of assets appropriate for you, the next step involves determining which type of investment account will hold them. Kevin Grogan breaks down the asset location decision and how it can help maximize after-tax returns. The first decision you make with respect to your portfolio is its asset allocation, or the …Read More.
Pension plan sponsors engage investment consultants even though the evidence clearly shows their recommendations fail to add value. Why? Larry Swedroe examines research that concludes there’s an agency problem (that is, a conflict of interest) at work. It seems logical to believe that if anyone could beat the market, it would be the pension plans …Read More.
Given the many competing demands on your finite income, identifying true financial priorities can be challenging. To help, Tim Maurer revisits his list of places where (and in what order) you should spend (or save) your next available dollar. There is no shortage of receptacles clamoring for your money each day. No matter how much …Read More.
Given what’s at stake and the complexities in play, more fully engaging with your finances can seem like a daunting task. To help, Wealth Advisor Katie Keary looks at five ways to develop the tools you need to become more confident with your money. Becoming more engaged with your finances can be a daunting task …Read More.
It’s the inability to ignore market “noise” that, for many investors, leads to poor results. Larry Swedroe on some tools for avoiding the twin mistakes of recency and resulting, even when the market serves up an extended period of underperformance. In a June 1999 interview with Businessweek, Warren Buffett is quoted as saying, “Success in …Read More.
Choices you make when buying life insurance in your 20s or 30s can help prevent a scramble to find coverage before your term policy expires. Tim Maurer chats with Kiplinger’s Kim Lankford about an approach younger families can take to avoid this issue. Choices you make when buying life insurance in your 20s or 30s …Read More.
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 face, and offer financially empowering solutions to them. Women continue to fight unique financial and life headwinds in planning for a secure retirement. Larry …Read More.
Kids have become top targets for identity thieves. The BAM ALLIANCE’s Jared Hoffman outlines the warning signs that a child’s identity has been compromised, and some cybersecurity measures you can take to keep it from happening to a young person you love. Many under the age of 16 don’t have much money, a line of …Read More.
Wealth Advisor Ken Rosenbaum looks at some essential financial tasks and other important to-do’s you may have overlooked as the first day of a new academic year approaches and you get ready to send your child off to college. The day has come. Your little baby has grown up and is now ready to leave …Read More.