If there’s one thing Dimensional Fund Advisors is unlikely to ever be accused of, it’s having a flair for the dramatic. Then again, that’s why we find their objective insights so appealing, such as this lead-in to their recently released 2018 Market Review:
We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Whether you reached your personal goals in 2018, faced challenges, or are looking for a 2019 reboot, let’s take a moment to hit on the key themes from the past year.
Before we get started, we want to revisit a comment we included in another article as we left 2017 and began 2018.
So, are you ready to get a jump on 2019? Last year, we shared a list of 10 financial best practices for the year ahead. We thought we’d make it an annual tradition. Here are six more financial best practices for the year ahead. Pick a few of them or take on the entire list. Either way, you’ll be that much further ahead by the time 2020 rolls around.
by Louis Alleva
How will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affect a taxpayer’s withholding? Should any changes be made? Are there new circumstances that require an examination of the allowances claimed? You bet there are, but before explaining the impact of tax reform on withholding, let’s take a step back and look at the allowances themselves.
Sometimes the best, most rigorously developed financial advice is so obvious, it’s become cliché. Yet, investors often end up abandoning this same advice when market turbulence is on the rise. Why the disconnect? Let’s take a look at five of the most familiar financial adages, and why they’re often much easier said than done.