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Tag: passive investing

Can You, Too, Become an Investing Genius?

“I guarantee to make you an investment genius in six months. Send me $199, and I will reveal my secret.” Of course, I am not serious. Please don’t send me money. Please don’t send any, either, to other self-proclaimed “experts” who are serious about scamming you with...

Passive Investing, Like Buying Used Cars, Is Wise Strategy

Watch this video on YouTube Need a car? Buy used. It’s what I always do. My sweet spot is a low-mileage vehicle two or three years old, which I routinely can find for 25% to 35% less than the original cost. I recommend this strategy to my clients, staff, and...

Average Market Returns, A Winning Investment Strategy

Watch this video on YouTube When it comes to investing, it’s a losing proposition to try and be anything better than average. I was recently reminded of this important investing precept when I attended a presentation by Ken French, a noted professor of finance at...

Resist Temptation to Try to Beat the Market

Watch this video on YouTube Steve Forbes, editor of the well-respected financial publication Forbes Magazine, once said, “You make more selling advice than following it. It’s one of the things we count on in the magazine business, along with the short...

Passive Investment Strategy or Reverse Churning?

Watch this video on YouTube Both fee-only financial planning firms and companies that sell financial products are beginning to see some unintended consequences from the recent Department of Labor fiduciary rule. The rule requires that all financial advisors who deal...