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This Is What It Feels Like To Buy Low

The great companies of the US and the World are on sale. That sale may (or may not) get better. If it does get better, it won’t get that much better. There will be some point in the not-too-distant future where we look back at today – the September retest of the June low – and say, “I wish I would have invested then.”

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, September 10, 2022

Five Lessons from History | How to Avoid the Envy Trap | Counting Another Person’s Money | The Effect of College and University Endowments on Financial Aid, Admissions, and Student Composition | We Don’t Have a Hundred Biases, We Have the Wrong Model | Key US Growth Measures Diverge, Complicating Recession Debate

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Podcast: The Pursuit of Learning | Reach Your Financial Goals and Increase Your Happiness Dividend with Jonathan DeYoe Thumbnail

Podcast: The Pursuit of Learning | Reach Your Financial Goals and Increase Your Happiness Dividend with Jonathan DeYoe

Clint Robert Murphy of The Pursuit of Learning podcast interviews Jonathan K. DeYoe on how to save, invest, pay off debt, and fund our retirement and goals by creating a lifetime income stream and how to develop a unique financial plan based on our most cherished values.

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Mindful Investing Works Because We Don’t Know/Can’t Know What Happens Next

We know – vividly – what has already happened. We can never know what will come next. The humble recognition of this truth should be the foundation of any long-term investment philosophy. The question is, “Given that we cannot know what comes next, how should we invest?”

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 27, 2022

Neuroscientist: How Caffeine Works and What It Does to Your Body (Video) | Closing Down the Billionaire Factory | Newfound Brain Switch Labels Experiences as Good or Bad | The Uphill Battle Women Still Face in High Finance | Three Things That Stop Us Talking About Money Worries

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No Account Minimum (Part 2): Membership and Workshops Done-With-You (DWY)

These issues of “account minimums” and who has access to advice have been on my mind for years. They are the main drivers for both the book and the education courses. It was a conversation, about 6 months ago, with a business coach that helped the rest of my platform take shape.

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No Account Minimum (Part 1): Education For Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Financial Planning

Last week I talked about account minimums in financial services. My stated concern was that 80-85% of the US population doesn’t have access to independent, objective advice from a qualified fiduciary to answer their questions. I believe this is a problem, and I believe the problem is solvable.

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 13, 2022

Thinking About Reaching Out to Someone? Science Says Do It | Before You Fly The Nest: Advice For Kids Heading to College | An Ancient Technique Can Improve Your Attention Span | Occam’s – How Buffer Assets Might Be Able to Help Your Retirement | How Much Money Do People Need to Be Happy?

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Weekend Reading | Saturday, August 6, 2022

On Sarcasm | Misinformation Is Here To Stay (And That’s OK) | A Flaw in Human Judgment: How Making Decisions Isn’t As Objective As You Think | The Disastrous Record of Celebrity Crypto Endorsements | What Do You Spend Money On? Lessons From Our Clients About Spending that Brings True Joy

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3 Melt-Up Triggers & 2 Bear Market Positives

There is a lot of negative news out there right now. Inflation is the worst it has been in 4 decades, there may be a recession around the corner, supply chains are still problematic. When will it end? I don’t know, but I’d be careful about getting overly swept up in it.

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Personal Finance Is Too Big; Where Do I Start?

Because our educational system teaches next to nothing practical about personal finance, there are usually two ways people come to the idea of personal financial education. Either they are in a crisis of a particular kind, or they are finally realizing that some general financial education would be helpful as they go about their regular lives.

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The Market and Economy in Q2 2022: Perspectives and Principles

The best way to completely destroy any chance for lifetime investment success has historically been to sell one’s quality equity portfolios in a bear market. In Warren Buffet’s words, it is wise for investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”

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It’s Officially a Bear Market

Historically, it seems the primary function of financial journalism (perhaps all journalism) is to scare us out of our wits. We have been reminded of this almost hourly since the S&P 500 entered official “bear market territory” on Monday, June 13th by closing 20% below its previous all-time high set in January of 2022.

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The Economy Cannot be Forecast; The Market Cannot be Timed

Yoda’s idea, “Difficult to see, Always in motion is the future,” turns out to be exactly right. There are too many variables at work on something so incomprehensible as “the economy” or “the market.” One small (perhaps even intentional) change in one variable (e.g. FED funds rate) unpredictably causes additional changes across other variables, which in turn, cause more changes and so on. Each change multiplies to create outcomes that are unknowable. The future… moves.

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