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  1. Anybody who has ever been to a financial adviser knows the drill. The adviser begins by asking you to fill out a questionnaire, aimed at getting at a key measure: your appetite for risk. By knowing how much risk you’re able to tolerate, the adviser knows how much you’re willing to lose to get where you want to go. The adviser can then construct a portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance. Pretty simple, no? If only. https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-tolerance-for-investment-risk-is-probably-not-what-you-think-1505096160
  2. Another quiz to see if you've been paying attention https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-do-you-know-about-active-vs-passive-investing-1502071620?tesla=y
  3. Most people, even those new to investing, know they need a heavy helping of stock in their investment portfolio to get the highest returns. Far fewer have any idea what portion of that portfolio should be allocated to cash or cash equivalents. http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-cash-you-should-keep-in-an-investment-account-1462759222?mod=WSJ_Your_Money_3up
  4. With markets so iffy, here are the arguments for four recipes, ranging from having none to the whole pie. http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-much-stock-in-retirement-accounts-1459735497
  5. The 70% rule leads us astray because it fails to address the emotional cost of losing 30% of our income. Most people focus on the 70% they will keep, not the spending they will give up. They aren’t prepared for the changes that will be required in their lifestyles. When they eventually are confronted by the specifics they have to cut, they are unhappy. In short, the 70% rule makes the future seem secure and comfortable, even when it’s not. http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-people-underestimate-spending-in-retirement-1459130758
  6. http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/06/12/less-is-more-what-small-investors-can-learn-from-a-pension-giant/tab/print/
  7. To regulars, nothing here is new but its a great summary of good ideas. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304441304579477442649398388?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304441304579477442649398388.html
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