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Max Out Your 401k to Live the Life You Love

Posted by Zurich Awes on December 8th, 2017

Max Out Your 401k to Live the Life You Love

One of the best ways to build wealth, contribute to your financial security and potentially reduce your taxes is to…

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Happy Thanksgiving – Live the Life You Love

Posted by Zurich Awes on November 23rd, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving – Live the Life You Love

I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU. Writing a blog, publishing an email series, and even giving financial advice is my attempt…

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The Danger of High P/E Ratios

Posted by Zurich Awes on November 14th, 2017

The Danger of High P/E Ratios

You’ve likely heard the phrase “Price to Earnings Ratio” or “P/E” for short. If you look at the chart above,…

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Protect Your Credit Score: The Equifax Data Breach

Posted by Zurich Awes on September 25th, 2017

Protect Your Credit Score: The Equifax Data Breach

Recently, Equifax, one of the major three credit bureaus, experienced a data breach and compromised the credit records of 143…

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Hurricane Irma: Seasonal Economics

Posted by Zurich Awes on September 6th, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Seasonal Economics

In five hours, Hurricane Irma will pass just a few miles north of the US Virgin Islands. With sustained winds…

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The Trump Top: Stocks vs Bonds & How the Market Works

Posted by Zurich Awes on June 14th, 2017

The Trump Top: Stocks vs Bonds & How the Market Works

In the four months since Trump was sworn in, long term bonds have kept pace with the S&P500. Think about…

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How the Market Works: The Tortoise and the Hare

Posted by Zurich Awes on April 15th, 2017

How the Market Works: The Tortoise and the Hare

If you celebrate it, Happy Easter! Fittingly, it looks like the Hare’s stock market days are numbered. Whereas, the tortoise…

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How the Market Works:  Rear Window Investing

Posted by Zurich Awes on March 24th, 2017

How the Market Works:  Rear Window Investing

On March 1st, I had a conversation with a fellow who wanted me to get out of bonds and buy…

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Growth Mindset: How to Live the Life You Love

Posted by Zurich Awes on March 22nd, 2017

Growth Mindset: How to Live the Life You Love

This image represents the brain activity of two different groups of students as they confront a personal error. The group…

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How the Market Works: Bond Duration

Posted by Zurich Awes on March 10th, 2017

How the Market Works: Bond Duration

Learning about bonds is like learning to use the brakes in your car. Would you drive a car without brakes?…

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Percentage Off High: Stocks vs Bonds

Posted by Zurich Awes on March 2nd, 2017

Percentage Off High: Stocks vs Bonds

We’ve all seen the charts that show how the stock market seems to have gone up like a rocket since…

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Yield Spread Is More Useful Than You Think: How the Market Works

Posted by Zurich Awes on February 28th, 2017

Yield Spread Is More Useful Than You Think: How the Market Works

Have you ever felt ignorant when you watched the financial news? Let me help you. There are several bits of…

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Avalanche: How the Market Works

Posted by Zurich Awes on February 15th, 2017

Avalanche: How the Market Works

Have you ever seen an avalanche? How about in person? Have you ever been in one? It is an incredibly…

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A Simple Rule for Investing in 2017: How the Market Works

Posted by Zurich Awes on December 31st, 2016

A Simple Rule for Investing in 2017: How the Market Works

Do you prefer quality over quantity? I do. Instead of listening to every media outlet hawk their predictions for the…

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Hi, I’m Full Employment: How the Market Works

Posted by Zurich Awes on December 8th, 2016

Hi, I’m Full Employment: How the Market Works

This morning, iTunes informed me that my “most played song of the last 30 days” was “Wollt Ihr Das Bett…

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