Passive Investing Demonized....again and still!

As sure as the sun rises in the east, the proponents of active management will continue to attack passive investing. The reason is simple: It threatens their livelihood. Thus, their behavior should not come as a surprise.Wall  Street has ridiculed passive investing for decades. The reason is obvious: Its profits—and for many firms, their very survival—are at stake.

Mid Year Asset Class Performance Review

A Minimalist Lifestyle

Simplifying your life isn’t about your possessions — it’s about value.

Some Perspective

"The Best Things In Life Are Free. The second best things in life are very, very expensive."  - Coco Chanel

Amusing Quote: Economics Dept.

Walter Heller famously said:

"An economist is someone who sees something in practice and wonders if it would work in theory"

and so goes the dismal science....

Chart of the Week - The Music Industry Revenues

For the first time in many years the music industry reports year-over-year revenue increases. But does that really mean the business is doing well?

Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice

On the Difficulty of “Buy and Hold” and the Importance of a Financial Advisor

Roughly 60 miles east of Portland, Mount Hood is the most visited snow covered peak in America. Despite rising 11,240 feet into the skies of northern Oregon, it is considered a “beginner’s mountain” with over 10,000 climbers reaching the summit each year.

Which 401(k) Plan Services Justify Higher Fees?

A lot of 401(k) plan sponsors are unsure they’re paying “reasonable” fees to their 401(k) provider for ”necessary” services – an important 401(k) fiduciary responsibility. 

Always Remember......

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Hate Making Financial Decisions? Here's Why

It turns out using your head is not the right advice...

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