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How to Invest and Spend for Happiness, Health, and Wealth

Order this book to read about real success: how to spend for happiness, how to invest effectively, how to boost life satisfaction and enhance longevity. This might be the world's wisest personal finance book.

Should You Invest With A Financial Adviser? (Here's What The Research Says)

#Investing #Advisors

Discover how Vanguard's research proves advisers can add value to investors' bottom lines through these five points. In this article, I outline some of Vanguard’s research.…

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Women Are Better Investors, And These Brave Men Admit It

#Investing #Mindset

Meet the men who aren't afraid to admit their female partners are better investors than them. And the research backs this up. Thank you, Edward Goodfellow, Mike Beatty and Gary Manton for helping me with this story.…

Andrew Hallam

What's The Perfect Investment Allocation?

#Investing #Financial Literacy

When determining your allocation, age isn’t the only factor to consider. In many cases, the answer is in your DNA. People aren’t machines. Personalities always matter. In investing, portfolio allocation is like choosing your running attire.…

Andrew Hallam

What Are The World's Best Performing Stock Market Indexes Right Now?

#Investing #Index Funds #Financial Literacy

Quick: Without looking. Can you guess which the top performing stock markets have been this year? Is the United States among them? Should you invest in them now? Why or why not?…

Andrew Hallam

Why Do These Investors Want Their Portfolios To Drop?

#Investing #Mindset #Retirement

If my portfolio dropped by $1 million, I would be thrilled. Warren Buffett says that if you will be adding money to the markets, you should think the same way. The investors profiled in this story embrace that mindset. As for retirees, this story reveals something for them as well.…

Andrew Hallam

How This Couple Built Wealth Without Sacrificing Their Lifestyle

#Investing #Lifestyle

If you like the thought of freedom to travel with family, swim with dolphins, or plant trees in Belgium, you need to make sure you're on the right path. Read how this teaching couple prioritized experiences instead of “things” and built impressive wealth.…

Andrew Hallam

Strategies For Expat Educators To Avoid Being "Broke" In Retirement

#Retirement #Lifestyle

A meager social safety net awaits American expats. Most will not receive defined benefits/pensions so they are faced with having to do the financial work to prepare for their future. This article highlights 4 strategies to set you on the right path.…

Andrew Hallam

This Is How I Lost A Lot Of Money Falling For Someone's Oh-So-Tempting Investment Claims


It’s often embarrassing when we make poor (or horrific) investment decisions. But it’s also important to share such stories. We can help others to avoid such traps. Here’s my embarrassing investment story.…

Andrew Hallam

This Couple Lived In The Most Expensive Country In The World... And Still Retired Early

#Retirement #Investing #Lifestyle

Sean McHugh and his wife Sarah share their wise, inspirational story. Yes, it’s a story about their money. But what purpose should money serve? The McHughs have always known. If there were ever a story worth sharing, I believe this is it.…

Andrew Hallam

How Much Does A Retiree Need To Be Considered Rich?

#Retirement #Lifestyle #Mindset

How much money do you need to be considered rich? As a retiree, discover how much money you need for a rich retirement in different cities around the world.…

Andrew Hallam