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Best Life Insurance to Buy

Submitted by Sterling Raskie on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 9:00am

You face myriad choices and terminology when you shop for life insurance: term, whole life, universal life and variable universal life, among others. Here are a few explanations and recommendations.

Passive Investing, Actively

Submitted by Rick Kahler on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Index funds, which track the entire market or portions of it, do best for investors over time. These funds are called passively managed, because their components get selected automatically, according to index movements. But you shouldn’t be passive about managing them. You must be very active.

Avoiding Hail Mary Plays

Submitted by Rob Gabridge on Friday, October 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Last seconds of the game, team with the football down by five points at midfield, no timeouts left. The quarterback heaves it high toward a mob of both teams’ players in the end zone. And it works: six points, time gone, the Hail miracle victory. Here’s why that rarely works in investing.

Your Investing Master Plan

Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

As an advisor client, it’s important for you to spell out investment goals and strategies by crafting a master plan. A document call an investment policy statement (IPS) lays all this out. You should know about the mechanics of an IPS.

When to Change an Asset Mix

Submitted by Jim Ludwick on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

A lot of investors don’t realize that you cannot simply buy, hold and forget about it. Your investment mix should not be static. How much you have in stock, in bonds and in other instruments hinges on many factors. Like your age.