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Eric Tyson, best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies and Investing for Dummies, economist and advisor, analyzes financial news and provides financial planning insights. Eric Tyson's got your back and is looking out for you!

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Using the News

Post Mortem on the 2016 Election and Implications for Your Money Decisions
Should you skew your investment allocation towards "undervalued" asset classes
What are the short-term and long-term consequences of the historic vote?
Things to Keep in Mind About (Presidential) Politics and the Economy
Is the USA economy producing unfair and rigged outcomes?

Worth Reading/Watching

Uncertainty of likely tax law changes makes planning more challenging
Further information suggests that major change of direction likely within one year
Is it hypocrisy to advocate index funds to others and then to invest with active managers?
He says he's not running but then says he might change his mind next spring when his television contract expires.
Psychologist Dr. Brian Russell shares insights from his Fatal Vows series

The Straight Scoop

Your humble author (sometimes) has plenty of problems to deal with...
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are often poorly understood. Discover how to save on your taxes with an HSA and the best HSA investment options.
Retirement planning and asset allocation decisions in retirement
Here's an exception to the low-risk, high-return investment I've said you can't find in the investment world. If you drink bottled water, read this!
Q: I'm considering making extra payments on my mortgage. I like the idea of not being in debt. What do you think of this idea?

 

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Preferred Portfolios

Keeping perspective on where the markets have been and may be heading
Deciding on the specific recipe or mix of investments is a hugely important decision...here's how to make the best decision
Currently recommended mutual funds
What's the best approach to reduce risk in your retirement account when nearing or in retirement?
How do they fit into a portfolio's asset allocation?

Book/Research Summaries

What methods and strategies work best at calming your nerves and staying balanced
A look at the accuracy of future forecasts by analysts who widely miss the mark
Research study highlights what works and what doesn't and why
Words of wisdom from noted crime prevention authority Jeff McKissack
Why do we have financial market bubbles and crashes? New research from the London School of Economics explains why and you can profit from the insights.

Guru Watch

Donald Trump embroiled in numerous lawsuits over costly seminar promises
On air investing pundit's stock picks aren't so hot either
Cook Paid Financial Price and Served Seven Years in Federal Prison
Ronald Reagan’s former budget director continues making waves in the press  
What to make of this New York Time's columnist's current and past predictions

 

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