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13 Apr 2019

Jamie Dimon Shows His Sense of Entitlement; He Is No Average American

        JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon (salary: about $21 million annually) knows a lot about banking, but not much about how average people manage their finances, including a minimum wage teller who works for his bank. In this interesting video exchange, Dimon is dumbfounded when asked how

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09 Apr 2019

When Financial Advisors Lack Political Sense, Fire Them

        A new survey from the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) found that 55% of Baby Boomers had retirement savings today. In 2011, the study found that 75% of Boomers had retirement savings. Worse, among this current group, 50% have less than $250,000 in retirement accounts. Depressing surveys

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04 Apr 2019

New Report Finds More Investors Asking About Fees and Holistic Services

          Advisors have to become more transparent and offer a more inclusive financial and life plan, while investors say they are willing to pay for advice, as long as it is transparent and shows value. Those are some of the results in an April 2019 report

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01 Apr 2019

Time To Think Outside the Box in the Next Generation of Financial Wellness Programs

        April is financial literacy month and it comes at a time when the average American’s understanding about the basics of investing is declining. An October 2018 study by Alliance Bernstein (“Inside the Minds of Plan Participants”) found that only 9% of workers in 2018 surveyed were

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21 Mar 2019

Online Banking Becoming More Popular at the Expense of Traditional Banks

      Online banks that work directly with customers, as opposed to traditional branch banks, are becoming more popular among younger depositors, according to a new JD Power Survey. The survey found that “direct banks continue to significantly outperform traditional retail banks in overall customer satisfaction.” The survey found

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20 Mar 2019

Actively Managed Mutual Funds Still Underperform Index Funds

      If you are one of the millions of investors who think they are getting more benefits by hiring a fund manager who trades in and out of the markets in the hope of beating a passive index, you are probably wasting your money. In numerous academic and

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