• Donít make financial promises you canít keep

    Donít make financial promises you canít keep

    Dear Dave,

    My husband and I are just starting Baby Step one of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They donít get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so...

  • Lump-sum investing usually works best

    Lump-sum investing usually works best

    The combination of a long bull market, high valuations, rising interest rates and increased volatility can make investors...

    • Apr 21, 2018 8:00 am
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  • What happens to debt after death?

    What happens to debt after death?

    Dear Dave,

    Iíve started your personal finance course in high school, so Iím asking this for the entire class. What...

    • Apr 14, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Investors get defensive with age

    Investors get defensive with age

    When I started out as a strategist more than 30 years ago, I had the arrogance of youth, a long-term investing horizon and...

    • Apr 14, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Selling a car for less than outstanding loan

    Selling a car for less than outstanding loan

    Dear Dave,

    How do you sell a vehicle with a lien amount thatís higher than the actual value of the car?

    ó...

    • Apr 7, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Donít invest by headlines

    Donít invest by headlines

    The return of volatility in the first quarter versus 2017 was our focus last week. Some interesting pushback followed the...

    • Apr 7, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Financial fraud in the family

    Financial fraud in the family

    Dear Dave,

    Iím about to graduate from college, and while Iíve been in school my mom has been handling most of my...

    • Mar 24, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Why is money managersí pay so high?

    Why is money managersí pay so high?

    Why do workers in the financial industry get paid so much? There are many possible explanations, none of them completely...

    • Mar 24, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Retirement plan that keeps paying to the end

    Retirement plan that keeps paying to the end

    Matt Carey studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania, preparing for what he hoped would be a career at the Central...

    • Mar 17, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Stocks are more similar to bonds than you think

    Stocks are more similar to bonds than you think

    Historical data show that stocks tend to post strong performances during periods of rising interest rates but only...

    • Mar 3, 2018 8:00 am
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  • Beware of debt negotiation companies

    Beware of debt negotiation companies

    Dear Dave,

    I received a call the other day from a company saying it could negotiate the balance on my credit cards to a...

    • Feb 24, 2018 8:00 am
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