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This article originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. You’ve spent a lifetime investing and planning for your retirement. Utilizing intelligent cash flow strategies during your retirement will help you enjoy it. What factors do you need to take into...

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Contrary to what many believe, significantly increasing the proxies voted by informed individual investors would appreciably improve the corporate governance landscape. Why not just sell shares of poorly...

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. It’s a fact that the order in which you experience positive and negative returns significantly impacts how your portfolio performs. The big uncertainty is what actual sequence of returns you will experience...

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Individual retirement accounts (IRAs), 401(k)s, and other qualified accounts are popular ways to save for retirement. Contributions effectively lower your taxable income, but as with any benefit there...

This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of the AAII Journal. William “Bill” Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Stanford University, recipient of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and a co-founder of Financial Engines Inc. He...

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. The Wall Street machine acts as a huge distraction that creates noise and confusion in the markets—and in our own brain chemistry—that makes long-term investing more difficult. Guy Spier, manager...

This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of the AAII Journal. Experience is the best teacher. How true! I have been a professional investment manager for 62 years, mainly at David L. Babson & Co., where I managed portfolios for all kinds of individual and institutional...

One of the longest-running debates in finance centers on the most critical part of investing: allocation. Opinions vary on what asset classes to allocate to, how much should be put into each asset class and when adjustments should be made. Volumes have been written on the subject....

A new TIAA-CREF survey finds more than half of investors look to short-term performance factors when making investment decisions, while nearly one-third mistakenly believe all investments carry the same overall level of risk. According to the survey results, 36% of investors look...