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Five Financial Best Practices for Year-End 2022

To say the least, there’s been plenty of political, financial, and economic action this year—from rising interest rates, to elevated inflation, to ongoing market turmoil. How will all the excitement translate into annual performance in our investment portfolios? Markets often deliver their best returns just when we’re most discouraged. So, who knows! While we wait to find out, here are five action items worth tending to before 2022 is a wrap.

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Our Marvelous Markets

Our faith in these marvelous markets can be tested when bear markets rage like they have in 2022. It’s natural for our loss aversion tendencies (Investor Behavior Biases) to appear, tempting us to alleviate the uncomfortable feeling.

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How Do We Choose the Funds We Use? Part 2

Who are you, and what is your money about? Having described our best practices for identifying quality investments built to last through volatile markets, we arrive at Step Four, which is about identifying solutions that aren’t just ideal in general, but are also expected to be ideal for you.

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How Do We Choose the Funds We Use? Part 1

If you’re seeking clarity, the daily spew of financial commentary won’t help. To cut past the clutter, we’ll revisit our investment selection process over this three-part series. Reviewing the steps involved speaks to the importance of looking past today’s unsettling news in pursuit of your greater goals.

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Interest Rates, Inflation, and Investment Strategy Part 2: Understanding Inflation

Inflation is the rate at which money loses its purchasing power over time. As you might guess, there are many ways to measure such a squishy figure. There are various economic sectors, such as energy, food, housing, and healthcare, which can complicate the equation by exhibiting wildly different inflation rates at different times. There is ongoing debate over which figures are most relevant under what conditions.

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