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Can You Have Your Investing Cake and Eat It Too?

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” As sensible adults, we understand cognitively the truth of this old adage. If there’s a piece of cake on my plate, and I eat it all today, I won’t have any cake left for tomorrow. Emotionally, however, we would really like to eat all the cake […]

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Find Your Comfortable Risk Tolerance

Last week I discussed the importance of understanding how much risk you can comfortably tolerate in your investments. If you are new to investing, or if you aren’t sure how much risk you are taking in your current portfolio, it may be helpful to spend a little time to determine your risk tolerance. A good […]

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Investment Risk Tolerance More Art Than Science

If I asked you how much risk you are taking with the investments in your retirement plan, what would you say? My guess is nine out of ten people couldn’t answer that question in a meaningful way. Answers like “A lot,” “Just right,” or “not much,” may as well be “I have no clue.” We […]

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