You Don’t Always Have to Eat Your Broccoli

Soon after Burt Malkiel joined Wealthfront four years ago, we hosted an event to introduce him to our Bay Area clients. I’ll never forget when he was asked: “Do you own any stocks?” This was kind of like asking George Washington to name the last time he told a lie.

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Don’t Procrastinate on Filing Your Taxes

In the words of George Washington, “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” In other words, taxes are a pain. We know it, you know it, but whether you like it or not, tax day (Tuesday April 18th) is less than a month away, so it’s time to

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Risk Is Not as Simple as It Appears

Most investors know that for every level of risk there exists a portfolio that maximizes their returns. However, many overestimate their ability to assess their own risk tolerance.

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The Surprising Value of Social Security

While young people tend to regard Social Security as a source of only miserly payouts – and one with an uncertain future to boot – it can in fact represent a significant portion of your income after you’ve retired. That means that even if you are still in your 30s or 40s, you should take

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