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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 10 Most Popular Posts From 2016

What a year it has been! As we say goodbye to 2016, here’s a look back at some of the most popular posts on The Astute Advisor blog. Hopefully you find some of these articles helpful. I love reading your comments and feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can reach me via email […]

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5 Misconceptions Putting Your Finances At Risk

5 Misconceptions Putting Your Finances At Risk

The financial world can be complicated and there is always more to learn. Not only is there a staggering amount of information, but the laws and regulations change regularly.  Over the years, I’ve had thousands of conversations and email exchanges on various personal finance matters. I’ve included some of the misconceptions I’ve heard along the way. Beware of […]

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Diversification Alone Isn't Enough

Diversification Isn’t Enough

Diversification is an important principle that prudent investors and advisors adhere to. It is best explained by the expression “don’t keep all of your eggs in one basket.” If XYZ stock is the basket you put all your eggs into and it goes haywire, all your eggs are gone. And that isn’t good. Diversifying requires an investment […]

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CalSTRS Won't Be Enough

CalSTRS Won’t Be Enough For Retirement

CalSTRS won’t be enough for your retirement and I know that sounds harsh. While having a pension can bring a sense of comfort, teachers must resist this false sense of security. Relying on your teacher’s retirement pension alone might be harmful to your financial health. According to the California Teachers Association website “the median CalSTRS pension […]

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