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Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... obvious in hindsight. All we know is what has happened in the past. Today's market drop is nothing more than a data point on a chart that doesn't, alas, extend into the future. Sources: https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/6-things-you-should-know-about-a-stock-market-corr.aspx ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... obvious in hindsight. All we know is what has happened in the past. Today's market drop is nothing more than a data point on a chart that doesn't, alas, extend into the future. Sources: https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/6-things-you-should-know-about-a-stock-market-corr.aspx ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... were living in the past year and a half, when we seemed to be immune from normal market behavior. Sources: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/u-s-added-200-000-jobs-in-january-wages-rise-most-since-2009 ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... were living in the past year and a half, when we seemed to be immune from normal market behavior. Sources: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-02/u-s-added-200-000-jobs-in-january-wages-rise-most-since-2009 ...

The Value of Diversification

Created on Friday, 05 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... an almost overwhelming chance that you would have missed out on the small number of winners. Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-picking-stocks-is-only-slightly-better-than-playing-the-lottery-2017-06-28?link=sfmw_tw ...

The Value of Diversification

Created on Friday, 05 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... an almost overwhelming chance that you would have missed out on the small number of winners. Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-picking-stocks-is-only-slightly-better-than-playing-the-lottery-2017-06-28?link=sfmw_tw ...

Ancient Adult Beverages

Created on Saturday, 18 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... ingredients happened to be available, which means the alcohol manufacturers alternated between beer and mead along with wine, and sometimes producing mixtures of all of the above. Sources: https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21731456-viticulture-was-big-business-ancient-caucasus-wine-making-existed-least?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/ ...

Savings Rates Decline

Created on Friday, 10 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... citizens tend to be less vulnerable to economic downturns. On the whole, we should probably prefer more savings to less. Sources: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/personal-savings https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PSAVERT ...

Savings Rates Decline

Created on Friday, 10 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... citizens tend to be less vulnerable to economic downturns. On the whole, we should probably prefer more savings to less. Sources: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/personal-savings https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PSAVERT ...

Health and Financial Wellness

Created on Friday, 06 October 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... can throw the averages out the window. The point: your health and lifestyle can greatly affect the assumptions in your financial plan, and should not be ignored. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynmcclanahan/2014/04/21/why-you-should-discuss-health-with-your-financial-planner/#53b06a2754f9 ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... recognize that holding tight through big market advances and allowing your investments to compound is never easy. But it can be extremely profitable in the long run. Sources: https://pensionpartners.com/myths-markets-and-easy-money/ ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... recognize that holding tight through big market advances and allowing your investments to compound is never easy. But it can be extremely profitable in the long run. Sources: https://pensionpartners.com/myths-markets-and-easy-money/ ...

How to Respond to a Data Breach

Created on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... were affected (the link is here: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html), the site requests the last six digits of each person' social security number—and guessing first three isn't ...

Banking Retreat

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... falls by 13% in the surrounding area. In low-income areas, the impact comes in at something closer to 40%. Source: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21725596-banks-have-shuttered-over-10000-financial-crisis-closing-american?fsrc=scn/tw/te/rfd/pe ...

Super Babies or New Rules?

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... about modifying life as it has evolved on this planet, many scientists see the go-ahead as the first step down a long pathway that could lead to very serious consequences in the future. Source: https://singularityhub.com/2017/07/31/the-era-of-human-gene-editing-is-here-what-happens-next-is-critical/?utm_content=buffer0002e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter-hub&utm_campaign=buffer ...

Measuring the Market

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... how boring the cocktail conversations of stock analysts can be by viewing the entire discussion here: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-26/how-to-know-when-stocks-are-properly-valued-a-debate#596235f3a911d ...

Measuring the Market

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... how boring the cocktail conversations of stock analysts can be by viewing the entire discussion here: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-06-26/how-to-know-when-stocks-are-properly-valued-a-debate#596235f3a911d ...

Who's On Your Side?

Created on Saturday, 17 June 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... publication imaginable—Bloomberg—recently outlined some of the ways that you can be taken in by a sales pitch and never know it. (The full article can be found here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-07/fiduciary-rule-fight-brews-while-bad-financial-advisers-multiply. ...

Who's On Your Side?

Created on Saturday, 17 June 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... publication imaginable—Bloomberg—recently outlined some of the ways that you can be taken in by a sales pitch and never know it. (The full article can be found here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-06-07/fiduciary-rule-fight-brews-while-bad-financial-advisers-multiply. ...

Where to Find Happy People

Created on Friday, 31 March 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... social safety net for the less fortunate. Sources: http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2017/ http://www.inc.com/business-insider/21-happiest-countries-world-2017.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter ...