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12 Lessons Learned After Investing for 50 Years

In over 50 years of investing, I’ve learned a few important lessons to share. From practical to personal and everything in between, I hope you find something to apply here!

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Investing vs. Speculating and Why it Matters

All investments involve risk but not all risks are equal. Are you investing or speculating? Both have a place but come with different risks and outcomes. What are the differences and how can you place each one properly in your plan?

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6 Keys to Successful Investing

What separates successful investment strategies from those that fail? It’s usually not expert stock picking or timing the market – it’s leveraging what you control to your advantage. There are some things we don’t control: the market, tax laws, and inflation rates. But there are many things we do control: saving, spending, and sticking to your investment strategies. These 6 steps can help build an investment strategy based on what you can control.

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Socially Responsible Investing in Your Financial Planning

An introduction to Socially Responsible Investing and how you can choose an approach that aligns your values and resources.

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My Portfolio & the S&P 500

Why is my portfolio underperforming the S&P 500? Do I need to make a change? These questions are on the minds of many investors when a primary index like S&P 500 rallies ahead of many others. As one of the most widely recognized benchmarks, it’s common to compare your strategy against it – but should you?

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