Category Archives: INVESTING ADVICE

Something for Nothing: 3 Investment Traps

“Everyone loves something for nothing… even if it costs everything.” -Stephen King “When we try to get something for nothing (or next to nothing), we often end up with… NOTHING!” said Partners for Prosperity’s Kim Butler  on this week’s Guide … Continue reading

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Universal Life: The Inconvenient Truth about the “Other” Permanent Insurance

“The insurance industry has a dirty little secret that threatens the retirement plans of millions of unsuspecting families. “The problem is buried in the fine print of universal life policies…” John E. Girouard, Forbes.com, “Retirement Disaster Looms for Universal Life … Continue reading

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The Questions Wall Street Hopes You’re Not Asking

Part 6 of “Target-Date Investing: Ten Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make.” (Find the whole series here.) “Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” -Tony Robbins Mistake #10: Ask the wrong questions. (Or… ask … Continue reading

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Is Your Investing Paradigm Upside Down? The False Assumptions and That Lead Investors Astray

Part 5 of our “Target-Date Investing: Ten Investment Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make” series. (You can find all of our Target-Date Funds articles here.) “Usually, one would expect a retail product in a fast-growing, $500 billion market to have … Continue reading

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Target-Date Investing: Ten Investment Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make PART 2

“Target-date funds are an expensive tool. It’s like taking a taxi to Vegas.”  – John Graves, financial author, in the Huffington Post. Part 2: Are You Paying for Retirement Fund Conflicts of Interest? In part one of “Target-Date Investing: Ten … Continue reading

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Target Date Investing: Ten Investment Mistakes Wall Street Hopes You Make

“Nowadays, watching the rollercoaster ride that is our current market… will make even the most seasoned investor think twice about dumping the majority of those retirement dollars in the stock market, but don’t give up on Wall Street just yet.” … Continue reading

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Target-Date Funds: Wall Street’s Betrayal of Main Street Investors

“Target-date mutual funds are another Wall Street crime with the Department of Labor driving the getaway car.” -Barry James Dyke, best-selling author and financial consultant. Target-date funds sound like a good idea, at least on the surface. Everyone knows that … Continue reading

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