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April 2017

 

April 28, 2017 - The Do Less Experiment. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women.  Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

April 26, 2017 - Why Every Millennial Should Consider Funding a Roth IRA. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 22 on Forbes.com

April 20, 2017 - Following Up On 2017’s ‘Sure Things’. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared April 10 on ETF.com

April 18, 2017 - Financial Spring Cleaning: Life Insurance Audit. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared April 11 on Forbes.com

April 14, 2017 - Private Equity Adds Risk, Little Return. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 27 on ETF.com

April 13, 2017 - How to Help Aging Parents With Their Finances. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX.  Full recording available on KVUE.com.

April 11, 2017 - Smart Women Love Money – with Powerhouse Assets CEO Alice Finn. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

April 10, 2017 - Estate Planning: An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Cure. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared April 10 on thebamalliance.com

April 5, 2017 - When Emerging Markets Outperform. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 24 on ETF.com

April 3, 2017 - Factor Human Capital Into Your Financial Plans. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 20 on ETF.com

 

March 2017

 

March 30, 2017 - Women and The Investment Gap: It’s Time to Catch Up. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared March 30 on thebamalliance.com

March 17, 2017 - Financial Calm and Confidence. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women.  This commentary originally appeared March 17 on thebamalliance.com

March 29, 2017 - Don’t Be Distracted By Gold’s Glitter. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 18 on Forbes.com

March 23, 2017 - Women Changing the Face of Business. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

March 21, 2017 - Why Busyness Isn’t Good Business. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared March 11 on Forbes.com

March 15, 2017 - Protecting Your Employees' Benefits as a Fiduciary. Judi Pflaumer, Wealth Strategies, Wealth Management Group, LLC. This commentary originally appeared March 15, 2017 on investopedia.com

March 15, 2017 - When Vice Outperforms Virtue. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 3 on ETF.com

March 7, 2017 - The Three-Step Investor’s Guide to Navigating the Financial Advisory Fiduciary Issue. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 24 on Forbes.com

March 3, 2017 - Social Security, and Getting Your Fair Share, with Steve Weiss. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

March 2, 2017 - Your Investing Habits May Be Affected by Your Genetics. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 21 on ETF.com

March 1, 2017 - Turning 70 1/2? Prepare to Tap Into Your Retirement Accounts. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 23 on CNBC.com

 

February 2017

 

February 28, 2017 - Investing in Volatile Times. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX.  This commentary originally appeared February 28, 2017 on thebamalliance.com

February 24, 2017 - Five Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 8 on Forbes.com

February 22, 2017 - Find Your “Work+Life” Fit with Flex+Strategy Group CEO Cali Yost. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

February 21, 2017 - ‘Sure Things’ to Watch for in 2017. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 1 on ETF.com

February 15, 2017 - The Financial Planning Industry’s Feminine Famine With Eleanor Blayney. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

February 13, 2017 - “A State of Heart” Featuring Tim Maurer. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 13 on thebalmalliance.com

February 9, 2017 - How to Make the Most of Working with a Financial Advisor. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared Aug. 1 on Forbes.com

February 8, 2017 - Build Your Own Dream Network – Insights From Author Kelly Hoey. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

February 7, 2017 - Looking For Rewards In Hedge Fund Risks. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared January 13 on ETF.com

February 3, 2017 - How to Fill That Career-Shaped Hole. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 21 on Forbes.com

February 2, 2017 - Lessons from 2016. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared January 27 on ETF.com

February 1, 2017 - 14 Financial Tips for Millennials. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared February 1 on thebamalliance.com.com.

 

January 2017

 

January 31, 2017 - (Un)Happy Anniversary, “Tulipomania”: Bursting Our Bubbles for 380 Years. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared January 31 on thebamalliance.com.com.

January 30, 2017 - What 2016 Taught Us About Investing. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 14 on Forbes.com

January 27, 2017 - How to Solve Four Common, but Sticky, Money Issues. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared December 13 on Cosmopolitan.com

January 26, 2017 - Save Social Security for Later, When You Need It Most. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 1 on CNBC.com

January 25, 2017 - You Have $10 Million and 10 Years to Live. What Would You Do? Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared August 11, 2016 4 on WSJ.com

January 20 , 2017 - Why You Shouldn’t Trust Market Forecasts. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared January 8, 2017 on STLToday.com

January 19, 2017 - Err on the Side of Conservatism. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 4 on CNBC.com

January 17, 2017 - MoneyZen Podcast: Discovering Our Authentic Careers — An Interview With Gur Tsabar. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

January 13, 2017 - ETFs A Double-Edged Sword. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 28 on ETF.com

January 10. 2017 - Active Management and Global Equity Funds: Does it Work Better? Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 23 on ETF.com

January 5, 2017 - MoneyZen Podcast: Financial Literacy and How it Affects Us All — An Interview With Annamaria Lusardi. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com.

January 3, 2017 - Top 5 Books To Put The ‘Personal’ Into Your Finances This New Year. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared December 3 on Forbes.com

 

 

December 2016

 

December 28, 2016 - Financial Tips for a Fresh Start to 2017.Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared KVUE.com

December 27, 2016 - Deflation Isn’t Bad for the Economy or for Stocks. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 14 on ETF.com

December 21, 2016 - American Pension Crisis: How We Got Here.Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance.  This commentary originally appeared December 9 on Forbes.com

December 16, 2016 - Labor Capital, Income Level and Expected Stock Returns.Larry Swedroe, Director of Research.  This commentary originally appeared December 2 on ETF.com

December 14, 2016 - You Won’t Get Fooled Again: Understanding the Availability Bias in Investing. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 30 on Forbes.com

December 13, 2016 - MoneyZen Podcast: Count Her In — Eye Opening Data on the Status of Women from Emily Evans. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

December 9, 2016 - Emotion Has Its Place in Financial Planning. Carl Richards. This commentary appeared December 02 on NYTimes.com.

December 8, 2016 - Diversification for the Long Term. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared November 11 on ETF.com

December 7, 2016 - MoneyZen Podcast: Pooling, Splitting and Lending — Manisha Thakor and Harvard’s Michael Norton Unpack the Awkwardness of Money Conversations. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

December 6, 2016  - The Performance of “Trendy” Mutual Funds. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared November 11 on MutualFunds.com

December 1, 2016 - MoneyZen Podcast: Divorce in Peace — Attorney Laura Roach Addresses New Ways to Approach Divorce. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

 

November  2016

 

November 28, 2016 - The Volatility of Active Management. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared November 2 on MutualFunds.com

November 25, 2016 - Seven Ways to Avoid Holiday Financial Stress. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared November 18 on U.S. News.com

November 23, 2016 - The Guide to Happy Giving. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. A version of this commentary originally appeared December 5, 2014  on Forbes.com

November 15, 2016 - Cross Trading Boosts Mutual Funds Returns. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared October 21 on ETF.com

November 14, 2016 - How to Budget and Spend Wisely This Holiday Season. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared October 22 on Today.com

November 10, 2016 - “Free Lunch” Investing Takes Time to Cook. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared October 17 on ETF.com

November 8,  2016 - MoneyZen Podcast: Navigating Divorce, Financially Speaking — An Interview With Buckingham’s Katie Keary. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

November 7, 2016 - Which Factors Matter to Investors: Explaining Mutual Fund Flows. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared October 19 on MutualFunds.com

November 5, 2016 - ‘Tis the Tax-Planning Season! Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared November 3rd on CNBC.com

November 4, 2016 - Stuart Vick Smith Unpacks Her New Book, “Finding Your Financial Path”. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared November 4 on KVUE.com

November 3, 2016 - The Biggest Money Mistakes We Make—Decade by Decade. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared October 26 on WSJ.com

 

October 2016

 

October 27, 2016 - MoneyZen Podcast: Smart Mom, Rich Mom — A Chat With Author and Journalist Kimberly Palmer. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. Full recording available on soundcloud.com

October 20, 2016 - Some Alternatives to Big Banks and Their Record-High Fees. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared October 17 on CNBC.com

Octover 10, 2016 - Investing in Consumer Loans Comes More into Focus. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 28 on ETF.com

October 7, 2016 - Financial Tips for an Election Year. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared September 28 on KVUE.com

October 6, 2016 - You May Not Drive A Racecar, But You Still Need Life Insurance. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 23 on Forbes.com

October 5, 2016 - Introducing the MoneyZen Podcast with Manisha Thakor.Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared October 5 on thebamalliance.com

October 4, 2016 - Interest Rate Risk and the Low-Volatility Anomaly. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 14 on MutualFunds.com

 

September 2016

 

September 30, 2016 - Tax-Loss Harvesting in Inclement Markets.Michael J. Evans, Founder, The Cogent Advisor. This commentary originally appeared September 30 on thebamalliance.com.

September 29, 2016 - What A 12-Year-Old Ukulele Player Teaches Us About Authenticity In Our Work. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 14 on Forbes.com

September 27, 2016 - Follow the Advice You Give Your Clients. Kathleen Longo, Flourish Wealth Management, Minneapolis, MN. A version of this article originally appeared Aug. 19 on Financial Advisor IQ.

September 21 , 2016 - 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Life Insurance. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 5 on Forbes.com

September 20, 2016 - Economic Growth Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better Returns. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 2 on ETF.com

September 16, 2016 - I Just Inherited $3,000. What Should I Do With It? Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared September 8 on nymag.com.

September 15, 2016 - Enticing Retirement Plan Participants to Save. Judi Pflaumer, Wealth Strategies, Wealth Management Group, LLC. A version of this article originally appeared August 29 on Investopedia.com

September 9, 2016 - Eight Years After Lehman Brothers: Lessons Taught by the Great Recession. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared September 9 on thebamalliance.com

September 8, 2016 - Don’t Let Wall Street Fool You Into Taking Too Much Risk. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared August 27 on Forbes.com

September 7, 2016 - Estate Planning Tips and Planning for the Future. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared August 25 on KVUE.com

September 6, 2016 - IRS Gives Tardy Retirement Savers More Rollover Time. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared August 26 on CNBC.com

September 2, 2016 - In Defense of the Home Mortgage: Not all Debt Is Bad Debt. Michael J. Evans, Founder, The Cogent Advisor. This commentary originally appeared September 2 on thebamalliance.com.

 

August 2016

 

August 31, 2016 - Turnabout: More Millennials Are Helping Mom and Dad. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared August 24 on CNBC.com

August 26, 2016 - Who Trades on Momentum, and Who Is on the Other Side? Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared August 17 on MutualFunds.com

August 25, 2016 - Research on Luck versus Skill in Mutual Fund Performance Highlights Active Management’s Shortcomings. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared August 22 on ETF.com

August 24, 2016 - Can’t Take a Real Vacation? Try a Work-cation. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared Aug. 16  on Glamour.com

August 18, 2016 - Are Mutual Funds “Smart Money”?Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared August 10 on MutualFunds.com

August 12, 2016 -  Youth + Roth IRA/401(k) = Successful Retirement Planning. Judi Pflaumer, Wealth Strategies, Wealth Management Group, LLC. This commentary originally appeared July 28 on Investopedia.com

August 11, 2016 - Do You Have a “Gold Medal” 401(k) Plan? Jay E. Pluimer, Director of Retirement Services, Flourish Wealth Management. This commentary originally appeared August 11 on thebamalliance.com

August 10. 2016 - How to Make the Most of Working with a Financial Advisor. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared Aug. 1 on Forbes.com

August 5, 2016 - Three Simple Strategies to Better Your Odds of Becoming a Self-Made Millionaire. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared August 1 on Entrepreneur.com

 

​July 2016

 

July 29, 2016 - It Takes Three: Are You in the Right Relationship?Kathleen Longo, Flourish Wealth Management, Minneapolis, MN. This commentary originally appeared July 29 on thebamalliance.com.

July 28, 2016 - A Free Lunch for Investors. Dan Solin. This commentary originally appeared July 12 on HuffingtonPost.com

July 27, 2016 - Value and Momentum Are a Powerful Combo. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared July 18 on ETF.com

July 26, 2016 - Is Your Attitude Toward Work Killing Your Retirement Dreams?Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared July 23 on Forbes.com

July 22, 2016 - 2016’s ‘Best City In The World’ Goes To…- Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared July 9 on Forbes.com

July 21, 2016 - Virtues Of Do It Yourself Bond Laddering. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared July 13 on ETF.com

July 19, 2016 - Four Myths About Investing in Presidential Election Years. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared July 19 on thebamalliance.com

July 14, 2016 - No, Really: Just Ignore Day-to-Day Stock Market Fluctuations. Carl Richards. This commentary originally appeared June 27 on NYTimes.com

July 8, 2016 - The Differences Between the Equity and Fixed Income Markets. Blerina Hysi, Fixed Income Advisor, BAM Advisor Services. This commentary originally appeared July 8 on thebamalliance.com

July 1, 2016 - From the Front Row to the Backfield: A Family’s Sports Lessons Learned. The BAM ALLIANCE. This commentary originally appeared July 1 on thebamalliance.com

​June 2016

 

June 28, 2016 - How to Avoid Letting Money Destroy Your Relationships. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared June 13 on Forbes.com

June 16, 2016 - No Free Lunch and No Free 401(k) Plans. Jay E. Pluimer, Director of Retirement Services, Flourish Wealth Management. This commentary originally appeared June 16 on thebamalliance.com

June 15, 2016 - The Three Biggest Investing Anomalies. Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared May 17 on HuffingtonPost.com

June 14, 2016 - A Life Full of Experiences May Not Mean Less Financial Security. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education.  This commentary originally appeared May 24 on NYTimes.com

June 10, 2016 - The Overconfident Enemy in the Mirror. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared May 18 on ETF.com

June 9 , 2016 - Three Ways to Think About “Is It Worth It?”. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared May 9 on HuffingtonPost.com

June 8 , 2016 - Grads: How to Save Pennies Now and Retire Rich. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared April 26 on TIME.com

June 7, 2016 - A Stock Tip That Went Horribly Wrong. Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared May 24 on HuffingtonPost.com

June 6, 2016 - Notes on Scary Markets From Your Sketch-Wielding Drill Sergeant. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared May 16 on NYTimes.com

June 3 , 2016 - Financial Tips for Your Best Summer Vacation. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared June 3 on kvue.com

June 2, 2016 - A Guide to Getting Started With Your Finances for Millennials. Matt Spezialetti, Portfolio Advisor, Herbein Wealth Management. This commentary originally appeared April 5 on HuffingtonPost.com

 

May 2016

 

May 26, 2016 - Closing the Gender Gap: Financial Life Planning for Women. Joanna Nowak, Founder, MoneyWise Financial Advisors. This commentary originally appeared May 26 on thebamalliance.com

May 25, 2016 - Election-Year Politics and Stock Market Forecasts. Kevin Grogan, Director of Investment Strategy. This commentary originally appeared May 25 on thebamalliance.com

May 20, 2016 - A Simple Strategy Your Broker Hopes You Won’t Learn. Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared May 3 on HuffingtonPost.com.

May 19, 2016 - When It’s OK to Ignore the Gospel on Retirement. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared April 26 on TIME.com

May 17, 2016 - Betting on the Unpredictable: Put That Strategy on Ice. Aaron Vickar, Wealth Advisor and Director of Risk Management. This commentary originally appeared May 17 on thebamalliance.com

May 13, 2016 - Annuities and Problems of Longevity. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared April 11 on ETF.com

May 12, 2016 - A Bold Way to Pick “Winners”Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared April 5 on HuffingtonPost.com

May 10, 2016 - The Elephant in the Room: Addressing Aging Issues with Family Elders. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared May 10 on thebamalliance.com

May 9, 2016 - The Paradox of Finding Motivation Through Fear.Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared April 11 on NYTimes.com

May 6, 2016 - You Can’t Do Anything You Want. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance.  This commentary originally appeared April 9 on Forbes.com

May 4, 2016 - Older Couples Face Money Battles. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared May 2016 on kiplinger.com

May 3, 2016 - A Shocking Number of Americans Don’t Have a Will: Here’s How to Prepare. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared April 30 on Today.com

​April 2016​

 

April 29, 2016 - When Feelings of Comfort Trump Spreadsheet Math.Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared April 4 on NYTimes.com

April 28, 2016 - Five Money Habits That Will Help You Take Your Dream Vacation. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared April 13 on glamour.com

April 27, 2016 - How to Take Advantage of a Record High Dow. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared April 27 on Today.com

April 26, 2016 - Style Drifting: Does It Add Value for Actively Managed Small-Cap Funds? Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 29 on MutualFunds.com

April 25, 2016 - The Hidden Costs in Municipal Bonds.Kurt Wunderlich, Fixed Income Portfolio Advisor, The BAM ALLIANCE. This commentary originally appeared April 25 on thebamalliance.com

April 22, 2016 - Why a Millennial Prefers to Save. Matt Spezialetti, Portfolio Advisor, Herbein Wealth Management. This commentary originally appeared April 22 on thebamalliance.com

April 21, 2016 - Don’t Be a “Low-Information” Investor. Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared March 22 on HuffingtonPost.com

April 18, 2016 - Why Your Bond Portfolio May Be Riskier Than You Think. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared March 29 on WSJ.com

April 15, 2016 - How to Build Your Investment Portfolio. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared February 24 on KVUE.com

April 14, 2016 - Stay Diversified Through Lows. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared April 1 on ETF.com

April 12, 2016 - Learning How to Deal With the Haters. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared March 21 on NYTimes.com 

April 8, 2016 - Are You Living The Life You Chose? Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared March 12 on Forbes.com

April 8. 2016 - A Masters Course: How to Reduce Financial Stress. Kyle Moore, CFP®, Financial Planner, Pitzl Financial, Arden Hills, MN. This commentary originally appeared April 8 on thebamalliance.com

April 5, 2016 - Five Easy Steps to Creating Your Budget. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared January 27 on KVUE.com

 

 

March 2016

 

March 31, 2016 - Elbows, Elevators and Elmyra. John Montgomery, Wealth Advisor, Nida + Montgomery Wealth Advisors. This commentary originally appeared March 31 on thebamalliance.com

March 25, 2016 - Two-Stage Thinking Helps Investors Weather Volatility.Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared March 17 on USNews.com.

March 24, 2016 - Retiring? Consider These Three Things to Avoid Running Out of Money. Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared March 16 on NBCNews.com

March 21, 2016 - Make a Plan on How to Handle Risk, Then Stick to It.Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared February 29 on NYTimes.com

March 17, 2016 - Boring Advice, Better Expected Returns - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared March 8 on HuffingtonPost.com

March 15, 2016 - Smart Philanthropy: Navigating Personal Values. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared March 1 on thebamalliance.com

March 14, 2016 - Don’t Buy Winners. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 19 on ETF.com

March 11, 2016 - Life Insurance Made Easy. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared February 15 on NYTimes.com

March 10, 2016Volatility Threatens Discipline. Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 26 on ETF.com

March 8, 2016 - The Life-Changing Power of Professional Advice - Kyle Moore, Associate Financial Planner, Pitzl Financial, Arden Hills, MN. This commentary originally appeared March 8, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

March 7, 2016 - Feel the Burn: Why Working Out Is Like Investing in the Market - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared February 29 on WSJ.com

March 4, 2016 - Does Ethical-Based Investing Impact Returns? Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 9 on MutualFunds.com

March 3, 2016 - Seven Essential Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents. Kathleen Longo, Flourish Wealth Management, Minneapolis, MN. This commentary originally appeared March 3 on thebamalliance.com

March 2, 2016 - Accepting the Uncertainty of Our Financial Life. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared February 8 on NYTimes.com

March 1, 2016 - Q&A With Simple Money Author Tim Maurer - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared March 1 on thebamalliance.com

 

​February 2016​

 

February 26, 2016 - Don’t Panic and Lose Sight of Long-Term Plans. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared February 11 on CNBC.com

February 25, 2016 - The Biggest Market Myth. Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared February 2 on HuffingtonPost.com

February 23, 2016 - When Good Credit Marries Bad, It Takes Work. Manisha Thakor - Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared February 12, 2016 on CreditCards.com

February 19, 2016 - What’s the Magic Number for Your Retirement Savings? Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared February 24 on CNBC.com

February 17, 2016 - During Market Turmoil, Just Listen to Your Financial Plan. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared January 25 on NYTimes.com

February 12, 2016 - Financial Tips for Couples. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared February 12 on thebamalliance.com

February 10, 2016 - Mercury Rising: Retirement Planning Throughout Life - Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared February 10, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

February 9, 2016 - Larry Swedroe’s Investing Lessons from 2015 -Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared February 9, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

February 8, 2016 - The Smartest Path For Investors in 2016 - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared January 19 on HuffingtonPost.com

February 5, 2016 - The Two Types of Risks Every Investor Must Understand -  Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared January 14 on WSJ.com

February 1, 2016- 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Life Insurance - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 5 on Forbes.com

 

January 2016

 

January 29, 2016 - ‘The Big Short’: A Big Wake-Up Call - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared January 5 on HuffingtonPost.com

January 27, 2016 - Learning to Let Go of Financial Peer Pressure - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared December 28 on NYTimes.com

January 25, 2016 - Keep Calm And Step Forward -  Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared January 13 on ETF.com

January 22, 2016 - What Warren Buffett Isn’t Doing -Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared January 12 on HuffingtonPost.com

January 21, 2016 - Share Class and Legal Risk in Retirement Plans - Joe Goldberg, Director of Retirement Plan Services. This commentary originally appeared on January 21, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

January 19, 2016 - Putting a Price on Fun - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared January 4 on NYTimes.com

January 15, 2016 - Save Social Security for Later, When You Need It Most - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared January 1 on CNBC.com.

January 14, 2016 - Avoid Investment Depression - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 31, 2015 on ETF.com

January 13, 2016 - Why Investors Need to Embrace Bear Markets -  Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared January 13 on WallStreetJournal.com

January 12, 2016 - Financial Tips for a Fresh Start to 2016 - Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared December 23 on KVUE.com

January 11, 2016 - The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared December 21 on NYTimes.com

January 8, 2016 - Examining the Risks of Municipal Bonds - Mark Pitcher, Fixed Income Advisor, Buckingham. This commentary originally appeared on January 8, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

January 7, 2016 - 12 Books That Every Investor Should Own - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 23, 2015 on USNewsandWorldReport.com

January 6, 2016 - Financial Calm and Confidence.Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared January 6, 2016 on thebamalliance.com

January 5, 2016 - Why Index Investing Wins -Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 28, 2015 on ETF.com

January 4, 2016 - What Investors Should Have Learned From Recent Market Volatility - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared December 18, 2015 on WallStreetJournal.com

 

​December 2015

 

December 30, 2015 - It’s a Good Time to Harvest Losses. Kevin Grogan, Director of Investment Strategy. This commentary originally appeared December 17, 2015 on marketwatch.com.

December 29, 2015 - The Secret Wall Street Doesn’t Want You to Know -  Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared December 8 on HuffingtonPost.com

December 24, 2015 - Your Most Valuable Asset Is Yourself. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared December 14 on NYTimes.com.

December 23, 2016 - Rising Rates Don’t Doom REITs -Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared December 9 on ETF.com

December 22, 2015 - When an Expense Becomes a Wise Investment Choice - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared November 30 on NYTimes.com.

December 21, 2015 Tax Loss Harvesting: Turning Lemons into Oranges - Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared December 21 on thebamalliance.com

December 19, 2015 - Simple Steps You Can Take To Help Protect You and Your Family From Identity Theft. Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA. This commentary originally appeared on thebamalliance.com

December 16, 2015 - What You Need to Know About the Fed’s Move to Raise Interest Rates. Brian Haywood, Director of Fixed Income This commentary originally appeared on thebamalliance.com

December 15, 2015 - The Market Humbles Junk Bond Fund Managers - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared December 15 on Forbes.com

December 11, 2015 - Getting Comfortable With Change - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared November 23 on NYTimes.com

December 10, 2015 - Blended Finances and Family Values. Kathleen Longo, Flourish Wealth Management, Minneapolis, MN. This commentary originally appeared on thebamalliance.com

December 4, 2015 - A Game You Shouldn’t Play - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared November 17 on HuffingtonPost.com

December 2, 2015Fixed Income Quick Take: What Is Duration? - Steve Wiechel, Fixed Income Advisor, Buckingham. This commentary originally appeared December 2 on thebamalliance.com

December 1, 2015 - Family Conversations and Later Life Decisions - Brian Zdrowak, Insero Wealth Strategies. This commentary originally appeared December 1, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

 

​November 2015

 

November 24, 2015 - For True Freedom, Learn to Deal With Uncertainty - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared October 12 on NYTimes.com

November 23, 2015 - Is Stock Picking Back?Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared November 4 on MutualFunds.com

November, 17, 2015 - What Your Financial Advisor Needs to Know About Your Brain - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared October 19 on Time.com

November 19, 2015 - How Much Should You Really Be Spending on That Holiday Gift?Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared on RealSimple.com

Novemebr 13, 2015 - Fantasy Football and the Stock Market: A Stark Comparison. Bill Kaiser, Wealth Advisor, Bland Garvey Wealth Advisors, Richardson, TX. This commentary originally appeared November 13, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

November 12, 2015 - What You Need to Know About Changes to Social Security. Jim Cornfeld, Wealth Advisor, BUCKINGHAM, St. Louis, MO. This commentary originally appeared November 12, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

November 11, 2015 - Misleading “Debates” on Active vs. Passive Harm Investors.Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy.This commentary originally appeared November 3 on HuffingtonPost.com

November 11, 2015 - The 10 Most Important Things to Help Ensure Your Family’s Wealth and Well-Being. Ross Hoffman, President, Hoffman & Associates Financial and Estate Advisors, Inc. This commentary originally appeared November 11, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

November 10, 2015 - Hedge Fund Myths and Misdeeds -Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared September 29, 2015 on HuffingtonPost.com

November 10, 2015 - A Wake-Up Call Without the Trauma - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education .This commentary originally appeared October 5, 2015 on NYTimes.com

November 9, 2015 - Market Timing: Possible to Win, But It’s A Loser’s Game - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 29, 2015 on MutualFunds.com

November 6, 2015 - Should You Really Be Buying That? - How to Decide If a Purchase Is Really Worth It. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared October 10, 2015 on Forbes.com

 

​October 2015

 

October 30, 2015 - Quick Take: What Is a Bond Ladder - Blerina Hysi, Fixed Income Portfolio Advisor, BAM Advisor Services. This commentary originally appeared October 23, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

October 30, 2015 - Portfolio Rebalancing May Sound Boring, But It’s a Powerful Investment Strtegy - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women.  This commentary originally appeared October 21, 2015 on CNBC.com

October 22, 2015 - There Is Only One Person Who Knows Where the Market Is Going - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 15 on MutualFunds.com

October 21, 2015 - Add These Three Points to Your Year-End Financial Checklist - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared October 20, 2015 on CNBC.com

October 20, 2015 - Use Life Hacks to Minimize Bad Decisions - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education.This commentary originally appeared September 21 on NYTimes.com

October 14 , 2015 - The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Reasons Not To Buy Life Insurance (With Anthony Anderson) - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 27, 2015 on Forbes.com

October 13, 2015 - Building Optimal Value Portfolios - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared September 23 on ETF.com

October 12, 2015 - Financial Planning 101: How To Get Paid Incredibly Well For Being Lazy. Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared October 2, 2015 on Forbes.com

October 9 , 2015 - Money Steps to Take Before Your 40th Birthday - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared October 6, 2015 on USNews.com

October, 8, 2015 - The Secret to Investing in Volatile Times - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy - This commentary originally appeared September 15, 2015 on HuffingtonPost.com

 

​September 2015

 

September 29, 2015 - Communicating the Value of the Fiduciary Standard - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared on WealthManagement.com 9/28/15

September 28, 2015 - How Much Should You Save for Retirement? Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 28, 2015 on NerdWaller.com

September 24, 2015 - Riding Out The Volatility - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared August 31, 2015 on ETF.com

September 22, 2015 - Tap Your 401(k)? No Way. Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared September 22, 2015  on CNBC.com

September 19, 2015 - Parallels Between Sports Betting and Investing - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared August 21, 2015 on ETF.com.

September 15, 2015 - Stay Focused on Your Own Spending, Not the Other Person’s - This commentary originally appeared August 17 on NYTimes.com

September 14, 2015 - The Millennial Future - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance - This commentary originally appeared August 24 on CNBC.com

September 11, 2015 - The Myth of Fund Manager Outperformance - Dan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared August 11, 2015 on HuffingtonPost.com

September 11, 2015 - Four Steps to Financial Stability After Divorce - Joe Delaney, Managing Director, Lifeguard Wealth, San Rafael, CA - This commentary originally appeared September 23, 2015 on thebamalliance.com.

September 10, 2015 - Setting Up a Budget Based on Your Values - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared August 10, 2015  on NYTimes.com

 

​August 2015

 

August 31, 2015 - Advisors to Clients: Stay Calm  and Carry On - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared August 24, 2015  on CNBC.com.

 

August 26, 2015 - When it Comes to Investing, Rely on Long Term Wisdom - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared July 28, 2015  on CNBC.com

 

August 21, 2015 - Financial Tips for Every Generation. Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared August 19, 2015 on KVUE.com

 

August 18, 2015 Effectively Communicating With Clients Separates Advisors From Algorithms -  Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education.This commentary originally appeared August 12, 2015 on InvestmentNews.com

 

August 12, 2015 - Variable Annuities: Explaining the Income Garantee - Jason Vande Brake, Welath Advisor, Northwest Wealth Management. 

 

August 7, 2015 - Fiduciary Rule Opponents Are Motivated by Self - InterestDan Solin, Director of Investor Advocacy. This commentary originally appeared July 21, 2015 on TheHuffingtonPost.com

 

August 6, 2015 - How much investment risk can you stomach? - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared August 4, 2015 on CNBC.com

 

August 4, 2015 - How Will Rising Interest Rates (Really) Affect You? Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared December 14 on CSMonitor.com

 

July 2015

 

July 29, 2015 - The Investing signals to listen to. They're personal , not in the markets - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education.  This commentary originally appeared July 13, 2015 on NYTimes.com

July 24, 2015 - Saving for Your Dream Vacation - Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX. This commentary originally appeared July 24, 2015 on thebamalliance.com

July 22, 2015 - The Short Stories We Tell Ourselves About Everyday Spending - Carl Richards, Director of Investor Education. This commentary originally appeared June 29, 2015 on NYTimes.com

July 21, 2015 - 2015’s "Sure Things” At Halftime - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research. This commentary originally appeared June 29, 2015 on ETF.com.

July 17, 2015 - Compounded Mistakes Can Loose You Money, and the British Open - Kyle Moore, Associate Financial Planner, Pitzl Financial, Arden Hills

July 16, 2015 - What You Don’t Know About Muni Bonds Could Hurt You - Manisha Thakor, Director of Wealth Strategies for Women. This commentary originally appeared June 29, 2015 on CNBC.com

July 15, 2015 - What Mountain Climbing Can Teach You About Business. Carl Richards. This commentary originally appeared June 15 on NYTimes.com

July 14, 2015 - Gurus Trip Over Bond/Stock Correlation - Larry Swedroe, Director of Research

July 13, 2015 - Budgeting Knows No Boundaries: A Guide for the Wealthy - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance. This commentary originally appeared June 23 on Forbes.com

July 9, 2015 - Guide to Buying Life Insurance at Every Stage of Life - Tim Maurer, Director of Personal Finance

July 6, 2015 - Funds: Similar; Results: Not. Jared Kizer, Director of Investment Strategy

July 1, 2015 - Tips to Keep Your Finances and Relationship Strong -  Stuart Vick Smith, ML&R Wealth Management, Austin, TX.