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Should Investors Buy Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?

Last year Bitcoin was selling for about $19,000. I warned about the danger of getting drawn into all the hype, like speculative bubbles of the past. Now Bitcoin is selling for about $3,600. So what should you think about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? In this brief, 3-minute video, we help you understand the speculative nature of these currencies.

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Why experiences Trump Possessions

While advising and guiding thousands of families over my 30+ years as a financial advisor, one thing I have consistently observed is how the proper utilization of money truly can add significant happiness and fulfillment to one's life. However, such happiness isn’t found in accumulating possessions whose newness and excitement quickly fades away. Please listen carefully to what is conveyed in this brief video blog and take to heart the substantive message.

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Why Overconfidence in Investing Can Be Dangerous

In my over 30 years of experience as a financial advisor, one of the most dangerous traits I’ve consistently witnessed amongst investors who attempt to manage their own investments is overconfidence in their own ability to make smart investment decisions. In this brief, three-minute video we learn more about this and what the academics warn about those who are of this mindset. In sharp contrast, one of the most important traits and mindset of successful investors is humility towards one’s own ability and behavior.

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Why New Funds are Best Avoided

The retail mutual fund industry has long been known for their slick marketing in their ongoing efforts to entice consumers to invest with them. In this brief, three-minute video we cut through and expose some of their deceptive tactics and help you become better informed.

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Investors Really Need to Know Themselves

There’s a simple reason why the evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of investors, when attempting to “go it alone,” end up underperforming the returns available to them in the markets – emotions.

In this brief, 3-minute video, learn more about why I regularly say, “Successful investing is 1% intellectual and 99% behavioral.”

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Even Fund Managers Can't Identify Future Outperformers

A study done by Cambridge University once again demonstrates why the vast majority of money managers who attempt to outperform markets by choosing certain stocks or engaging in market timing, simply fail. And, by building beautifully diversified portfolios of low-cost asset class funds (or at least low-cost index funds), one can avoid playing the loser’s game of speculation, which is at the root of active management and unfortunately how most continue to invest.

Please enjoy this brief, 3-minute video.

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newsradio-WHP-webTim Decker hosts the weekly radio show “Financial Freedom” on WHP 580 AM Harrisburg every Saturday at 10:00 am Eastern.

He brings his extensive knowledge and over 28 years of experience to the discussion of current financial and wealth management topics. Each show also includes a Q&A session when Tim provides straightforward, unbiased answers to questions from callers. This is the program that represents your best interests, not Wall Street's.

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The Sleep-Well-at-Night Investor

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ISI Financial Group helps clients take all necessary steps to properly develop and implement a holistic financial plan using evidence-based, time-tested strategies centered around financial science. In his book, “The Sleep-Well-At-Night Investor,” Tim Decker shows readers how misinformation from the mutual fund industry has created widespread harm amongst investors. The book also discusses the temptation to think of investing like gambling, and the tragedy of gambling away savings and security under the guise of investing.

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