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What's up with an 18-Hour Workshop?!?!?!

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Apr 22, 2018
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PRO Tip from NGPF, Personal Finance
THE PROBLEM: We know -- it's sort of weird -- how in the world did we choose 18 HOURS for a workshop time? So random! Well, let me tell you as part of a new VLOG initiative called PRO Tip from NGPF...    THE ANSWER: Watch this 1-minute video to find out! ...

Question of the Day: Given $10,000 to invest, what would be the #1 choice for millennials?

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Apr 22, 2018
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Question of the Day, Credit Cards, Research, Investing
Answer: Pay down debt (22.4% of respondents) Here were the next 4 most popular answers: Real Estate (15.1%) Education (9.9%) Virtual Currency (9.2%) 401(k) or Roth IRA (8.5%) Questions: What would you do with $10,000 to invest?  What type of debt do you think most millennials would choose to pay down? Over 9% of millennials would choose to put their money in virtual currency (e.g., Bitcoin). Do you think this is a good decision? Why or why not? Do you think of “paying down...

Behavioral Finance Panel with Professors Meir Statman (Santa Clara University) and Terry Odean (Berkeley) at NGPF Summit

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Apr 20, 2018
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance
Imagine facing a room full of 100+ educators from 30 states across the country.  We can be a pretty tough audience, but we were putty in the hands of some true masters at the NGPF 2018 Summit in San Francisco in mid-March.   The first panel we attended was on Behavioral Finance.  Leading the intros and discussion was Allan Roth Founder of Wealth Logic, LLC.  (Ever read How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street? I did and really enjoyed it, so I was already psyched.) Here's a...

What I'm Reading This Weekend (April 21-22)

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Apr 20, 2018
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Current Events, Investing, Personal Finance
The recurring theme in many of these articles this week is statistics. These articles are either full of great stats or demonstrate how statistics are used to explain the world we are observing. Living A better understanding of the odds or probability in any situation allows you to "pick the statistic you want to be." In this (somewhat long) article on the Pareto Principle you learn why the 1% keep "winning" the game. Making better decisions every day can increase your productivity. ...