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When the Next Recession Hits, Where Will You Be?

Investment | November 12, 2018

The party is over. After October’s stock market bloodbath, the 6-month win streak for the S&P 500 has officially ended. While you may have already added up the damage to your retirement account after last month’s stock market collapse, here are a few things to keep in mind. October marked the worst month for the […]

How to Find Your Anchor

Investment | October 22, 2018

This month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided it was less optimistic about future global growth. The members reduced their forecasts for economic expansion worldwide from 3.9% to 3.7%. They had two key reasons for the revision.     First, they explained that trade barriers are increasing and slowing international commerce. Second, they cited uncertainty […]

The Most Important Economic Measurement You’re Not Watching

Investment | October 15, 2018

Recent weeks have left equity investors shaken. A selloff resulted in a 5% loss in the S&P 500 for the month. Until now, equity investors have taken global events, good and bad, in stride. Their confidence was only outpaced by the unstoppable market growth, but something has changed. Many have cited interest rate hikes and […]

Your Brain Likes Shortcuts, and That’s a Problem

Gold | October 1, 2018

In recent years, articles and videos promising “life hacks” have become popular. These tips and tricks are shortcuts for navigating life’s petty challenges and problems. We like these life hacks because our brain is wired to look for quick and easy solutions. We do so to conserve energy and cognition. At first glance it appears […]

Ignore Cassandra’s Prophecy at Your Own Peril

Investment | September 27, 2018

Students of Greek mythology will recognize the tragedy that surrounds the words that Cassandra speaks. Cassandra of Troy, was a daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba in Greek methodology. Attracted by her breathtaking beauty, Apollo gave her the power of prophecy and foretelling the future in an attempt to seduce her. Strong willed and […]