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Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

  • March 20th, 2018

Tomorrow is never promised. Tim Maurer on why it’s entirely responsible to budget for unabashed enjoyment. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” So reads a Solomonic proverb penned in the 10th century B.C. Consider with me, however, a contemporary application of this ancient wisdom, especially in…

Financial Spring Cleaning: Life Insurance Audit

  • March 20th, 2018

Tim Maurer shares 5 things to do to make sure your life insurance planning is on track. So much of the maintenance of our personal finances falls into the category of “boring, but important.” But when it comes to life insurance, our subconscious resistance to the topic is further compounded because, unlike retirement or career…

Warren Buffett’s Secret Sauce Loses Its Flavor

  • March 20th, 2018

In a recent article, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig noted that Berkshire Hathaway’s stock had underperformed the S&P 500 Index over the 10 years ending in 2017, 7.7% versus 8.5%. Zweig hypothesized that the reason for the underperformance is that the size of Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio has grown so large that it creates a burden…

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