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Delivering on the promise of true wealth management
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Expense or investment? BAM ALLIANCE member Joe Delaney looks at four ways to “reallocate” some financial resources to help improve the overall return you get from life.

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A good portion of financial advising involves helping clients through both the planning and the emotional aspects of life’s most painful experiences. Tim Maurer in Forbes on how advisors (or anyone else, for that matter) can better receive, and respond to, sad news.

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Conventional wisdom seems to be that rising interest rates are bad for stocks. But is that actually the case? Larry Swedroe turns to a new study from Andrew Berkin, his colleague and co-author, on the long-term link between equity prices and bond yields.

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Minimalism is a means, not an end. Tim Maurer on why finding our path to contentment may have little to do with the dichotomy set up between the pursuit of less and the pursuit of more, scarcity versus acquisition.

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In a new look at the credit premium, Larry Swedroe unpacks some recent research from our own Jared Kizer that shows the risk already found in a portfolio of stocks and government bonds can make owning corporate bonds redundant for many investors.

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When it comes to saving for your children's college education, there's a wide variety of investment vehicles, each with pros and cons, to select from. Wealth Advisor Sue Stevens looks at what some of the popular options have to offer.

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A recent study explores how a lack of financial literacy can cost investors returns. That, Larry Swedroe argues, is why the best investment you can make, and the one with the highest expected return, is in your own financial education.

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If fixed income is the bedrock of a client's portfolio, then it better be solid. Investment Strategy Advisor Brian Haywood gives CNBC a look at how credit quality, duration and laddering fit into our evidence-based approach for building bond portfolios.

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ESG investors may be sacrificing some of their returns to express their social preferences, but is there an offsetting benefit in terms of lower portfolio risk? Larry Swedroe unpacks a new study that explores both sides of the strategy.

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If you haven't yet put a security freeze on your credit, perhaps it's time. BAM ALLIANCE member Joe Delaney explains why, as we approach a year since the Equifax breach, the payoff of taking this step to protect yourself far outweighs its inconvenience.
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