Posts Tagged ‘Investor Identity’

Ted Benna: Reflections from the “Father of the 401(k)”

Ted Benna: Reflections from the Father of the 401k

If you listen to the “financial experts” on tv or the radio, you will hear the typical blanket advice that you should put money into a 401(k).  But the question is, does that advice apply to everybody?  To get as much of an insider’s perspective as we could find, we interviewed Ted Benna, “inventor” of…

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Diversification Is Ignorance Protection

Diversification Is Ignorance Protection

Diversification is typical financial planning advice that average investors use to protect themselves from losses.  Simply put, diversification is ignorance protection.  It is admitting that you don’t know what you are doing. It is common to think of investing and the stock market as one and the same. However, investing encompasses much more than just the stock market.…

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Save Automatically & Invest Intentionally

Save Automatically Invest Intentionally

Often when we put money automatically into retirement plans, things like 401ks, 403bs, this is usually through a payroll deduction from an employer.  This is commonly referred to as ‘saving for retirement.’  However, this is investing because that money is often at risk in the stock market, and can lose value.  It’s time to save…

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