How Much Value Can a Financial Advisor Add?

How Much Value Can a Financial Advisor Add?

I manage most of my finances, but I regularly get help from a Certified Financial Planner from Vanguard. I figure that it can only help to get an expert 2nd opinion. If you are one of those do-it-yourselfers who doesn’t use a financial advisor, have you ever...
Do the TSP Target Date Funds Miss the Mark?

Do the TSP Target Date Funds Miss the Mark?

Last week I wrote an article about Blooom, an on-line financial advisory service that will manage your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and other retirement accounts for only $10/month. A few of our readers got into a Twitter dialogue with them. During this dialogue it was...
Lessons to Learn from the Recent 10% Stock Market Decline

Lessons to Learn from the Recent 10% Stock Market Decline

In the last few weeks, the US stock market took about a 10% dive, followed by a partial recovery. What lessons can we all learn from the 10% decline?   1. The stock market is volatile. Since 2009, the stock market has quadrupled in value. This has given many investors...