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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
When our daughter started her freshman year in college, she would sometimes call me at night to talk about a problem she was facing. After nearly an hour of listening to her spell out all the things that were troubling her and why she felt stuck, and an occasional...read more
As many of my blogs seem to start anymore, I was listening to a podcast recently. While that may not be surprising, I was surprised that this particular one grabbed my attention as I found the episode title rather peculiar and had no idea what the episode would...read more
After a 7-year fight with lymphoma and dementia, my beloved grandmother passed away earlier this month. We had a special relationship; one more akin to a mother and daughter. She saw me through tough times during my upbringing and I saw her through tough times at the...read more
View the original article from Insurance Journal online: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/04/24/487142.htm Insurance companies are finally putting a price on the risk of distracted driving, and it’s relatively cheap. Last year, a ticket for using a...read more
Last week the Wall Street Journal reported thrift shops and donation centers are being overrun by donations from people who have decided to KonMari their homes. For those who haven’t been exposed to the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo is the...read more
I recently listened to a podcast from the Aspen Ideas Festival about our social fabric, the forces breaking them down and the new community builders trying to bring people back together. Speaking was New York Times columnist, author, and television commentator David...read more
“What is your height and weight?” “Tell me what medications you take.” “What exactly do you call your eye condition?” These are just a few of the questions posed to me recently by a colleague who was helping me apply for an insurance policy. It was his job to gather...read more
(Déjà Vu All Over Again is from Dimensional Fund Advisors' Dimensional Perspectives Blog) Investment fads come and go. Letting short-term trends influence your approach may be counterproductive to pursuing your financial goals. Investment fads are nothing new. When...read more
My blog today was inspired by the shock of realizing it was my turn to write the blog this week. That cliché you heard from people older than you when you were growing up is true. Time does speed up when you have fewer years in front of you than you have behind...read more
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