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Have you ever had a waiter or waitress take your order without writing it down? Whenever that happens to me, I am so impressed when my order comes out correctly. In the days when I waited tables, I tried the memory method. I would take an order and recite it in my...read more
From Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Also available at us.dimensional.com/perspectives/randomness-of-global-equity-returns Investment opportunities exist all around the globe. Across more than 40 countries, there are over 15,000 publicly traded companies. If you...read more
It’s been seven years since my dad’s Father’s Day confession – when he told me privately he wanted to move to Cincinnati to be closer to his kids and grandkids but didn’t know how to convince Mom. I took our conversation to heart and decided I would begin a personal...read more
In sitting down to write this blog, my setting certainly impacted the topic. I’m sitting on the campus of the College of Wooster in northern Ohio. I’m chaperoning my daughter who is here to compete in the finals of a state writing competition. My reward is working...read more
Anyone who has ever quit smoking, gone on a diet, attempted to wake up earlier or exercise more often knows that re-programming our behavior is tough. The will to stop doing something that gives us pleasure in order to make us healthier, more fit or an otherwise...read more
From Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Also available at us.dimensional.com/perspectives/the-uncommon-average “I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated.” —David Booth The US...read more
Most people reach a point in their lives when the place they live just doesn’t work for them anymore. When that happens, most people are a little unsure about what to do next. Do they start looking at houses until they see something they like? How do they know what...read more
Last week, my family traveled out west to visit my Dad for Spring Break. We were flying American Airlines, one of the primary carriers involved in the recent grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, which prompted me to check what kind of equipment our flights were scheduled...read more
During my junior year of college, my two cats and I lived in a one-bedroom apartment a few miles away from campus (I was apparently trying to get the crazy cat lady thing knocked out early). The place wasn’t much, but it was all I could afford working full-time as a...read more
From Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Also available at us.dimensional.com/perspectives/getting-to-the-point-of-a-point A quick online search for “Dow rallies 500 points” yields a cascade of news stories with similar titles, as does a similar search for “Dow drops 500...read more
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