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Investment Lessons from a Christmas Gift?

With 'Tis the Season upon us, suffice it to say that gift expectations are running at a fever pitch here in our household. Our three kiddos can hardly contain themselves in their rush to remind us of their Christmas Day (or, more accurately, Christmas Pre-Dawn) gift-opening aspirations! Let's just say, yes, it's been a challenge to manage expectati...
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The Golden Rules of Evidence-Based Investing

As we send our kids back to school for another year, we're reminded of those elementary golden rules: "reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic." Similarly, we believe investors are best served with just a few financial essentials upon which to build their family wealth. Except the classic "hick'ry stick" is no way to get our message across! Neither...
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How to Avoid “Indecision Prison” With Your Retirement Investments

Usually, it's nice to have choices in your life – unless analysis paralysis sets in, and choosing becomes a chore. We've all been there, haven't we? I've been known to get bunched up just picking which cereal to buy for my kids. There are so darn many, sometimes I can't decide. I call this "indecision prison."What then? If you lock up over your bre...
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2016: Surprising Events, Predictable Lessons Learned

2016 was an interesting year, filled with many outcomes that none of us would have predicted this time last year. Dimensional Fund Advisors' Wes Wellington summed it up well in his own year-end review."Every year brings its share of surprises. But how many of us could have imagined that 2016 would see the Chicago Cubs win the World Series, Bob Dyla...
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