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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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What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

The popularity of impact investing is on the rise. Impact investing is a strategy that allows one to invest in products that combine the goal of financial gain with positive social impact. To better understand this investment method, Kellogg Insight recently interviewed David Chen, chairman of Equilibrium Capital Group and adjunct professor of finance and program director of impact investing at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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What Lin-Manuel Miranda Wishes He Had Known About Money in His 20s

Debt need not always have a negative connotation. In fact, to cultivate a healthy credit score, one must show the ability to handle debt.  Rather than fall into the trap of acquiring too much debt, many millennials shy away from credit cards and other debt instruments. Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda recounts his relationship with debt in this article published in the Washington Post.  Debt is not an enemy. As Alexander Hamilton once said, “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

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What History Tells Us About Your Investments in 2017

Writing for the Washington Post, Barry Ritholtz takes a look at historic market trends. How did the market react after past Presidential inaugurations? What have the bond markets done in the past? What can the CAPE ratio show us?

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It’s Time to Ignore Advice About Which Stocks to Buy in 2017

Writing for the New York Times economics and politics website “The Upshot,” Damon Darlin analyzes the 2016 stock picks of several experts. How did they stack up to the S&P Stock Index? What insight could it provide for 2017 investments?

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For Millennials, Adulthood Now Defined by Financial Freedom

Writing for Reuters, Bobbi Rebell examines the financial goals of the Millennial generation. What type of financial education is available to this generation to prepare them for the “real world?”

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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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