Articles by Elizabeth MacBride and Andy Rachleff

Invest Despite Volatility

As a noted behavioral economist and advisor to Wealthfront, Meir Statman tells us a lot about how investors react to risk and volatility. Many investors freeze up when they see headlines about market volatility.

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Should You Get An MBA?

If you’re considering an MBA, you face two separate but related questions: Is the degree worth it? And, How will I pay?

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Why Your 401(k) Plan Sucks

A recent study found that the average fee on a 401(k) retirement plan was an appalling .93% of assets. The fees in the most expensive 10% of plans were even more shocking: 1.72% of assets.  That’s huge in an environment where most people hope to earn annual returns of 6% before fees.

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Why Risk Tolerance Matters

Every year, a top-notch research firm called DALBAR releases a study that shows that the average mutual fund investor underperforms the market, often by a lot. Last year, the difference between the average mutual fund investor and the market was nearly 8 percentage points.[1] Why the difference?

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