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Here’s Why a Total Market Approach is Better vs. the S&P 500

Last year, Warren Buffett said he would direct the trustees of his estate to put 90% of his remaining assets in an S&P 500 index fund and 10% in short-term government bonds.  Is there a better approach for individual investors to follow?

Although popular benchmarks like the S&P 500 get most of the headlines,

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Don’t Make These Widespread Mutual Fund Mistakes!

“People should only buy mutual funds with experienced portfolio managers that have good long-term track records.”

“Investing in highly rated mutual funds with at least 4 or 5 stars is a sure-fire way to choose the best fund.”

“Our firm screens thousands of mutual funds to help our clients find funds and managers that have stood the test of time.”

The above thinking is just a small sample of the entrenched but dead-wrong conventional wisdom the investing public is constantly sold.

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Building Your Investment Portfolio Shouldn’t Be Scary

How frightened to invest are people? So frightened, they’d rather die!

A poll taken by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Financial found that 62% of surveyed respondents are afraid of investing in the stock market while just 58% are afraid of dying.

Building your own investment portfolio from scratch is a fearful task for many people,

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A Portfolio Strategy Warren Buffett Would Approve

What are the attributes of a world-class investment portfolio that even Warren Buffett would bless?

Buffett’s 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gives us a clue:

“The ‘know-nothing’ investor who both diversifies and keeps his costs minimal is virtually certain to get satisfactory results. Indeed,

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