Archive - February 7, 2011

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How To Earn Higher Returns By Keeping Your Emotions Low
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College Is Just Around The Corner; Here’s What You Need To Do

How To Earn Higher Returns By Keeping Your Emotions Low

Have you ever bought an investment, only to see it slowly decline in value? Or do you currently own an asset worth half the price you paid for it? If you answered yes to either of these questions, don’t worry, you’re not alone. You see, our personal experiences, emotions, and attitudes impact our investment decisions much more than we realize. Our unwillingness to sell that losing stock is not because of flawed investment analysis, but rather as human beings, we have a difficult time separating our emotions from personal investment decisions. This is something economists call behavioral finance.

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College Is Just Around The Corner; Here’s What You Need To Do

My last article discussed the First 5 Steps in College Planning. This article is more focused on parents whose kids are teenagers and/or entering high school. It is during these four years that you might be able to save just as much money in scholarships and grants as you might be short in your planning. Here are the steps:

1. Take the PSAT for practice – The PSAT is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Juniors who do well on the test may be Honorable Mention or Semi-Finalists.  Semi-Finalists then take the SAT to sort of verify the …

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