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Is the Market Like a Casino

Is the Market Like a Casino

Some people ask is investing in the stock market like gambling in a casino? It's actually a really good question. When you think about it - they do have something in common. In both cases we're placing a bet on the future. But there are very big diff...
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The Loan You Never Take

The Loan You Never Take

There's a good bit of debate about whether it's a good idea to take a loan from your retirement account. On one hand, it's not hard to appreciate that you might be more motivated to participate in your company's retirement plan if you...
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Don't Time The Market

Don't Time The Market

Every time we turn around the stock market is rising - or falling. We would love to time what we buy to get in at the bottom of the market and sell out at the top. After all, that would maximize how much money we make. The problem is that timing the ...
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Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar Cost Averaging

When you invest in a stock or a mutual fund, or any investment for that matter, you hope it increases in value over time. That’s certainly true of the money you invest in your company’s retirement plan. And while we’d love it if the...
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The Magic of Compounding Interest

The Magic of Compounding Interest

In your retirement account, the money or interest you make can continue to earn MORE. This is the concept behind "Compound interest." And that’s the whole point of investing for the long term.Here’s a simple illustration to show...
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Can You Take Advantage of Catch-Up?

Can You Take Advantage of Catch-Up?

 Hey, let’s face it, besides a few gray hairs, we know that turning 50 years old -- or being over 50 -- is a milestone in and of itself. But it also has a special meaning in your company retirement plan. Retirement plan rules offer an opportuni...
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