The New Patsy at the Table

Ted has conceded to Warren and now Mark is taking a seat at the table. Here’s an update on the famous $1M bet. It all started at an event when a student asked Warren “…if you think [a low-cost S&P 500 index fund] can beat hedge funds, why doesn’t anyone take you...

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“I’ve made a series of poor decisions”

This is what I told my husband when he called on his way home at the end of the day one Friday. And then I started recounting them… I was walking back to my car from Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market where I’d stopped to pick up a couple of items on my way home when a...

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Got Candy?

Halloween seems to kick off the holiday season. This year, Halloween spending was big – maybe another sign of consumer confidence trending upwards. Here are the stats from the National Retail Federation: Projected spending: $9.1 billion (a record high) Americans...

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“All About That Bass”

For our 3rd Decade program, it’s all about the bass, in our case, the bottom line. Now that we’ve had a chance to track ‘before’ and ‘after’ net worth statements for our participants, we’re seeing “all the right junk in all the right places” to take a line from Meghan...

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Playing with Fire

We don’t teach kids about thermodynamics by letting them play with a box of matches so why do we teach them about investing by encouraging them to play stock market games? There’s a new stock market game out. Stockpile is a startup designed to allow investors to buy...

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“Those millennials!”

The Foundation is in Phoenix this week meeting with ASU students in the Dorrance Scholarship program, kicking off our second 3rd Decade class in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe area and finishing up a series of financial education classes for the employees of a Phoenix...

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He said, she said

He said “I’m not going to freeze my credit.” She said “I think I will.” That was the conversation at our house this week. What are you going to do? Here’s my message from Equifax: Equifax, one of the big three credit reporting bureaus, the very folks who track and...

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Breaking news: Money CAN buy happiness!

From psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton we learned that higher incomes, over about $75,000 a year, didn’t make us any happier per se, they just allowed us to spend more. A new study says that increased happiness depends on the way we spend that...

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The cost of financial advice

I promised a more objective way of choosing a financial planner in my recent blog on how advisors dress. How they charge is a good place to start. Not only will it tell you the cost of the service, but it will give you a good idea who you’re dealing with. Liz Frazier...

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