Why Your Financial Adviser Should Be a Fiduciary

Many do-it-yourself investors may wonder if this article is relevant to their situation. But think about your life during retirement and your interest may change. As we age, it’s common for even do-it-yourself investors to seek the services of a financial adviser, especially in our later years. Given that you may eventually engage a financial…

 

Insights From Conversations With Great Investors

Warren Buffett said that among the lessons he learned from Benjamin Graham was that “price is what you pay, value is what you get.” Though Buffett used the phrase in a discussion about bonds and stocks in his 2008 letter to Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders, the adage applies to many other objects. One such object is the…

 

10 Axioms For Reaching Your Retirement Goals

What’s the key to making good investment choices? It isn’t necessary to understand the inner workings of the securities markets or the mathematical economies underlying investment theory. Instead, 10 axioms of effective investing provide the critical cornerstone for guiding investment philosophy and making decisions. This will ensure that you meet the universal goal of creating…

 

AAII’s Most-Read Articles for October 2016

Here are the Top 10 articles from AAII.com for October 2016 (based on unique page views): The 10 Myths of Retirement Planning Retirement planning requires a clear-eyed analysis of future needs and income, but many individuals view retirement through rose-colored glasses. Here are some of the most common myths and how you can bring reality…

 

AAII Journal November 2016 Issue Now Available

The November 2016 AAII Journal is Now Available Online.   Feature Article: Competition Has Made Indexing a Winner’s Game Better analysis, more trading and more professional investors have made it even easier to lose at active investing, and win by indexing.     Also in This Issue: Portfolio Strategies: Conversations on Picking Good Stocks and Funds…

 

A Request to Parents of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers

To parents of my fellow Generation X members, as well as parents of Baby Boomers, we—your adult sons and daughters—want to hear from you. We want to know how your health is. We want to know how financially stable you are. We want to hear about any potential problems as soon as they occur, not…

 

Creating and Following a Real Financial Plan

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: IRA Rollover Chart: Rules Regarding Rollovers and Conversions This article provides a helpful chart, adapted from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), that shows what types of retirement accounts can be rolled over or converted into another type of retirement account.   Life After Loss: 6 Smart…

 

10 Steps to Avoiding Ponzi Schemes & Financial Fraud

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Steps to Smoothly Transfer Control of Your Family’s Finances: Succession planning for the “family CFO” is the most commonly neglected component of most families’ financial planning, but it is one of the most important actions that will determine the ability of your “Family Inc.” to thrive…

 

Creating and Following a Real Financial Plan

Carl Richards is a certified financial planner, director of investor education for the BAM Alliance, and creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column at The New York Times. He spoke to AAII about the benefits of having an easy-to-follow financial plan. Could you explain what a financial plan should be? Most people have a conceptual…