For my master’s thesis, I explored the investment performance of several multi-million dollar endowment portfolios. In eight case studies, the results consistently showed that a low-cost portfolio outperformed a portfolio paying high fees to access active managers and alternative asset classes. Moreover, risk-adjusted performance showed the low-cost portfolio simply did better. (Previous analysis has shown […]
I’m a huge fan of Clark Howard. (I’ve been listening to his podcast for years.) And it’s not just the fact that he dispenses invaluable financial advice. Of course, that’s great. But the thing that’s really awesome about Clark Howard is how genuine he is. He really wants to help people. He really wants to do […]
Recently, we had a local financial planner solicit our financial planning services. We were honored by the request. You may be wondering: Why would a financial planner outsource their personal financial planning?
Two recent episodes in setting financial planning fees merit sharing, and both have the same ultimate take-away: don’t think you’re not worth it – because the right clients think you are.
I can’t help but think of the parallels in the perceived complexity of creating a Continuity Plan with the perceived complexity of creating an investment portfolio.
Larry Swedroe makes the case that the value premium should always exist . Others agree, insisting that even the small cap premium will endure. Ben Carlson makes the fair case that it is unknowable. There are many others offering their own thoughts on the idea. Allow me to be so bold as to chime in.