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Weekend Reading: Get Even-itis

In the world of investing, loss aversion is a cognitive bias which means your losses hurt twice as bad as any gains of the same value. It can be one of the most common (and challenging) hindrances to overcome in making sound investment decisions, and might also cause you to develop a case of “Get Even-itis”.

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Weekend Reading: The Decumulation Drawdown: How Spending Became the Big Dilemma in Retirement

Between the depletion of pensions, surging inflation and extended longevity, it might feel more complicated than ever before to know how to responsibly spend your savings, not to mention extend your income to potential decades down the road.

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Weekend Reading: The Market Has No Memory. Should We?

While learning from your past investment mistakes should certainly teach you lessons, they also shouldn’t prevent you from making sound investment decisions today.

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Weekend Reading: ‘Everything Is Terrible, But I’m Fine’

According to a recent Gallup study, the satisfaction Americans are feeling as far as their personal life goes is at a near 40-year high. On the other hand, their feelings toward “the way things are going in the U.S.” is nearing a 40-year low.

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Weekend Reading: Why Volatility is the Wrong Measure of Investment Risk

According to the 1950-era modern portfolio theory, volatility is the most appropriate measure for portfolio risk. It draws down to utilizing the statistical concept of standard deviation; but while this makes the metric mathematically simple and easy to estimate, it also carries some disadvantages.

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Weekend Reading: 3 Behavioral Factors Can Affect Retirement Spending

The decumulation phase of retirement can be one of the most challenging chapters to navigate. After decades of working, saving and accumulating, it can feel foreign to finally allow yourself to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Weekend Reading: The 1970s Had a Big Bright Side, Too

Today’s economic climate is continually being compared to the 1970s. Inflation, high gas prices, supply shortages, etc. seem to set the scene for a modernized 70s replay, but while times were tough back then, the decade still produced a chapter of optimism.

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Weekend Reading: Portfolio PAIN Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

Believe it or not, your body’s reaction to pain can also lend to sound investing advice.

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Weekend Reading: Markets in Turmoil

It’s not just you, today’s economic landscape feels chaotic for many. While news headlines certainly heighten the fear, the reality is, numerous investors are experiencing major losses, and it all draws back two years ago.

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Weekend Reading: The Rich and the Wealthy

What constitutes the “good life” for you: Being rich, or being wealthy? While they might sound one and the same, the mindset behind each brings about vastly different money mannerisms.

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Weekend Reading: Why Everyone's Bearish

Market activity has been rough, but investors have been braced for impact for months. Economic confidence is at an all-time low and many believe we are heading straight toward a recession (or, might even already be in one).

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Weekend Reading: 7 Questions I Have About Stocks & the Economy

Financial blogger Ben Carlson always poses interesting points when it comes to navigating smart investment moves in today’s world. Here, you’ll find a list of questions worth considering in the midst of market volatility, plus a few light-hearted thoughts thrown in for fun.