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The Smarter Investor

February 2011


5 Reasons Investors Fail to Plan

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We've all heard the old line: "People don't plan to fail; they just fail to plan." It's important to recognize that there are specific reasons people often fail to plan, and knowing these reasons is half the battle on the journey to success.

Procrastination. The main reason people often fail to ...

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investing
mutual funds

4 Hidden Costs in Investing

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Like most things in life, when it comes to your investments, you get what you pay for. In other words, if an investment costs less, it might not be the best product you can buy. When you go grocery shopping, do you try to save money by buying the store brand of toaster pastries that costs less ...

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mutual funds
investing

Why Boring is Good for Investors

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When reviewing your portfolio, you might think: All I own are mutual funds. Maybe I should buy that new exchange-traded fund the experts on TV are bragging about. Perhaps I should add to my commodities holdings since gold, silver, and other metals were so hot last year.

Here's my advice to anyone ...

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investing
mutual funds