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Money Myth Video #8: The Stock Market Is the Best Place to Invest Long-Term

As Prosperity Economics Movement co-founder Kim Butler explains in this Money Myth video, the real problem with this myth is how it has LIMITED our ideas of what most people consider an “investment”! There’s nothing wrong with holding some equities in your portfolio—most people do. And while stocks can still perform well over the long …

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13 Reasons Why Your 401(k) Is Your Riskiest Investment

By Garrett Gunderson, guest writer. The 401(k) is often considered the no-brainer, gold standard of retirement plans. But far from being a bedrock retirement plan, the 401(k) started as an experiment in 1981 and still has to prove itself. Those who decided to be a 401(k) lab rat in the first test group are just starting to get back their …

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Lessons of The Big Short

Hollywood’s big screen version of The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s best-selling book on the financial crash, was released to DVD in March of 2016, following a successful run in theaters. Now six years after the 2010 release of the book, which detailed the story of a handful of stock market contrarians who saw that something was rotten on Wall Street, the message remains relevant as well as entertaining.

Suze Orman’s Advice: Do As She Does, Not As She Says

“(Suze Orman) is giving generic, simple solutions to people’s most difficult problems, and judging from her portfolio she’s taking them on a path she really hasn’t traveled herself.” – Bob Veres  Financial experts and corporations dole out much advice about wealth-building. However, the best advice can be gleaned from following the example of these institutions …

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Dartboard Investments: Contests, Monkeys, and Random Stock Picks

“A blindfolded monkey throwing darts at a newspaper’s financial pages could select a portfolio that would do just as well as one carefully selected by experts.” – Burton Malkiel Can the Stock Market Be Predicted? Back in 1973, Princeton Economist Burton Malkiel published the first edition of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, his now-classic …

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