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Finding an Honest Financial Adviser

Kent Smetters | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Kent Smetters

It's that time of the year when people start thinking about their financial outlook. If you are like many people, you might want to get the help of a financial adviser.

Their Confidence Is Killing Your Returns

Dan Solin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

I often wonder why so many investors ignore the overwhelming data indicating that capturing market returns in a globally diversified portfolio of low management fee index funds in a suitable asset allocation is likely to outperform stock picking, manager picking and market timing.

Jeff Macke Is Wrong: You Can't Time the Market

Dan Solin | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Jeff Macke believes investors would have been well served by "stepping aside" and that "buying and holding forever have been tantamount to financial self-abuse." Each of these assumptions is incorrect. The potential damage to investors who follow this wrong-headed advice is substantial.

What Apple and Indonesia Can Teach You About Investing

Dan Solin | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

You wouldn't think Apple and Indonesia have much in common. On the surface, they don't, but they can still teach you a lot about investing.

The Time Not to Act

Mellody Hobson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Mellody Hobson

The big umbrella statement, however, is that as scary as this period may seem, this is not the time to radically alter your own personal financial journey.

Peter Lynch's Fatherly Advice On Investing

Daily Finance | Dawn Kawamoto | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

When you're the daughter of investment guru Peter Lynch, it's kind of hard not to pick up great financial advice from dear old dad, even when he's not...

Don't Believe the Mea Culpa of Your Broker

Dan Solin | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

There is an intelligent way to invest. It begins by recognizing there are no gurus with magic wands or psychic abilities.

Mega-Deficits and Your Investment Portfolio

Dan Solin | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Most investors would not consider having heart surgery performed by someone without stellar credentials. Yet, they entrust their life savings to "investment professionals" with no formal training in finance.

Investing USA Style

Dan Solin | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

You don't trust the securities industry. You can't forget it was these "investment gurus" who brought us to the brink of a worldwide depression. If they can't manage their own money, what qualifies them to manage yours?

Fools Rush in...

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Only advice based on long-term data qualifies as investment advice. If you're paying for any other kind of advice, understand the price may far exceed the fees you are paying.

Investing Do's and Don'ts for 2011

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Don't rely on predictions by anyone about the direction of the markets or what to buy or sell in 2011. No one can predict random events. If your broker couldn't call the worst crash in 50 years, why do you believe his predictive skills have improved?

Foolish Advice From the Motley Fool

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Mr. Koppenheffer, of the Motley Fool, dismisses proponents of indexing with disdain, calling them non-investors who "...would rather watch a Dharma and Greg rerun, reorganize their closet, or go to the dentist." Not exactly.

New Index Returns Astound Wall Street

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

In January, 2010, I created the Solin Random Stock Index (SRSI). I wish I could report that my index was a complex algorithm, but it was really very simple. So how did the SRSI do from January, 2010 through November, 2010? It's up an astounding 45.14%.

How to Invest in Exchange-Traded Funds

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Portfolio diversification is often simplified as spreading one's nest eggs among several baskets. Should a stock in one basket drop (and crack), eggs in another basket will stay whole.

The Risky Flight to Safety

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

Risk, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. A "risk free" portfolio can be the riskiest investment you will ever make.

Will Commercial Real Estate Be Next?

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

A bad economy will cause increased defaults in commercial real estate, but nothing even approaching what happened in the residential world.

Candid Answers I Wish I Could Give

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

I get asked a lot of investing questions. I am conflicted in answering them. I want to be helpful but I also want to be tactful. Here are some of the most common questions I am asked and the answers I wish I could give.

10 Financial Bromides I Never Want to Hear Again

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

One good thing (perhaps the only good thing) coming out of the current financial meltdown is that I no longer have to listen to the self-serving hype ...

More Tips For Surviving The Financial Shakeup

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

People don't tend to create constantly rising expectations in their relationships and the value they get from them in quite the same way they do around rising financial circumstances.

Four Years Of Savings Can Set You Up For Life

WallStreetFighter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For all you recent college graduates entering the workforce, I realize that "Start Thinking About Your Savings" might be the lamest piece of advice ut...

Three Ways To Get Richer Next Year

Motley Fool | Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

How are you holding up during the Writers Guild of America strike out in Hollywood? With freshly scripted programming drying up, the next few weeks wi...

Smart Advice For The HuffPost Investor

Huffington Post | Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are bonds really a necessary part of every investor's portfolio? What is my prediction for the continuation of our aggressive foreign policy and how ...