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How to Free Up More Money for Investing

One of the most common excuses for not investing more money on a regular basis is that we can’t afford to. We simply don’t have enough spare money. But we’re all prone to spend more than we should. In this brief video, we see that it’s our everyday spending habits that are chiefly to blame. Addressing these habits is essential if you want to be comfortable in retirement.

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Investment Lessons from the Covid Crisis

As we’ve all been impacted in some way by COVID-19, this brief, 3-minute video discusses some very important principles and lessons we should always keep in mind as wise, successful investors.

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How to Overcome Recency Bias

One of the biggest mistakes investors regularly make is the tendency to extrapolate what has recently been taking place in the financial markets into the future. In the world of Behavioral Finance, this is commonly referred to as recency bias.

In this brief, 3-minute video, we take a closer look at this and provide you with some practical guidance that can help you become an even better investor.

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Is It Getting Harder to Outperform?

Although it continues to be clearly documented by ongoing academic research that active managers who attempt to outperform benchmarks via stock selection and/or market timing consistently fail, this fool’s errand continues to persist because of the high fees generated by doing so. In this brief, 3-minute video, my colleague and friend Robin Powell, highlights some of the ongoing hurdles these speculators face because of their long-shot bets.

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Most of Us Don't Pay Enough Attention to the Future

Most individuals focus too much on the “here and now” vs. the long road ahead. In the world of investing, this can lead to very poor, reactionary decisions. In this feature of our video blog, we take a look into a very common bias in the field of behavioral science. It’s our sincere hope that this will help you to stay committed to your financial plan over the years ahead.

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Why Exciting Technologies Can be Risky

Successful investing should never be exciting, but rather quite boring. We all have heard the fable of the tortoise and the hare, and we all know who eventually won. In the world of prudent investing, success most often favors those who embrace patience, and yes, boredom. Excitement comes from dangerous speculation and gambling. Caveat emptor!

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What Investors can Learn from Norway

In this brief yet very insightful video blog, we share how the country of Norway emulates the very same principles in the management of their government's pension fund as we do here at ISI. Interestingly, more and more institutional funds throughout the world have begun, and continue, to migrate over to this evidence-based approach to investing.

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Why You Need Your Advisor to Challenge YOu

As an experienced financial advisor of over 33 years, one of the things I regularly remind clients is that as a fee-only financial advisor I have a moral and legal fiduciary responsibility to provide advice and guidance that I believe is always in their best interest. At times, this may even mean some “tough love” if it requires challenging a client’s well-intentioned desires or actions.

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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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