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The Buy and Hold Strategy Is a Sound Investment Strategy, Right?

One of the most common and recommended investment strategies is called “buy and hold”. According to TIAA-CREF, “this strategy calls for accumulating stocks and keeping them for a number of years, regardless of the overall market conditions or activity. "
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Are Annuities a Good Choice for Bad Times?

The current meltdown in the stock market has had mixed impact on annuities. As mentioned in this retirement blog, Variable annuities “vary in value” and have suffered sizeable losses during the market meltdown....
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Workers Make Retirement a Priority

Americans continue to fund workplace savings plans despite weak economy and volatile market...
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Worst President Ever?

George W. Bush makes a case for 'worst president in history' that may be hard to challenge...
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Dollars & Sense

Why smart people do stupid things with their money...
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Shelby Smith image Dr. Smith has an earned Doctorate in Economics from Iowa State University of Science and Technology along with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Economics from the University of Wyoming. He started his professional career as a college professor and held professorships at several Midwestern and Southern universities. He entered the corporate arena as the Chief Economist of a Regional Federal Home Loan Bank, moved then into the banking business where he served as Economists, Chief Financial Officer, President & CEO, and Chairman of several institutions. He started a financial marketing company that catered to financial institutions and their clients by providing investment products. For the past twenty years Dr. Smith has been providing consultation and services to conservative investors and savers positioning their assets for retirement. In the process Dr. Smith has managed a broker dealer and held licenses that allowed him to offer securities and insurance products to the general public. He is currently the “ask the expert” at the Retirement Pros, a senior officer at BHC Marketing, Ltd., and writes newsletters and other retirement articles for the retirement-minded.
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