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Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears

This recent article written by Abby Ellin for the New York Times looks at resources available to help women manage their resources and plan for the future. The article highlights seminars and lectures that guide women in advocating for their financial health and their family’s affairs.

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You’ll Probably Live to Be 100. Here’s How You Need to Prepare For It

On average, we are living longer, healthier lives. Can our financial resources keep pace? Peter Vanham of the World Economic Forum reviews a recent study into this topic published by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott of the London Business School.

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Do Your Investments Actually Help You Reach Your Goals?

Certified Financial Planner, Carl Richards, contributes a weekly blog to the New York Times. Famous for his napkin drawings, he provides insight into the field of behavioral finance. Recently, he looked at the importance of matching investment strategy to personal goals.

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Zen and the Art of 401(k) Maintenance

How often should you look at your retirement account statements? Writing for the New York Times, Ron Lieber investigates this and other behavioral finance questions by analyzing a 2014 Fidelity study on the topic.

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Patience Is the Secret to Wealth and Health, Economists Suggest in a New Study

According to Adam Creighton of the Wall Street Journal, patience may be the key to staying healthy, wealthy and wise.

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When Not Paying Attention Pays Off

Writing for the New York Times, John List examines healthy habits of long-term investors. If you have a long investing horizon, your best strategy may not be to over-analyze those monthly statements.

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How Much of Your Nest Egg to Put Into Stocks? All of It

Writing for the New York Times, David Levine looks at the logistics of a portfolio invested 100% in stocks.

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Why the Fed Raised Interest Rates—and What it Means for You

Money Magazine details how the rate increase will impact Bond Investors, Savers and Borrowers in this article.

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Can Uncertainty Be a Good Thing for Investors?

Uncertainty in the marketplace can be both good and bad. Knowledge@Wharton recently spoke with Wharton finance professor, Amir Yaron to explore this topic. Yaron recently co-authored a study entitled “Good and Bad Uncertainty: Macroeconomic and Financial Market Implications” along with fellow professor Ivan Shaliastovich and Gill Segal.

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Unless You Are Spock, Irrelevant Things Matter in Economic Behavior

Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business explores behavioral economics in this recent article published by the New York Times. In particular, he looks at retirement savings and how behavioral economics can be used to encourage people to save more.

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