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Month: December 2016

How To Invest In Uncertain Times?

This post comes from Jon, who blogs over at PennyThots. There he talks about all things financial and tries to help readers improve their finances one day at a time.

 

We have never been in a period of more uncertainty. We just experienced an election where the result surprised most people. Had you told someone two years ago that Donald Trump would be President, they would have thought you were crazy.
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Traveling Through Italy Frugally

In July 2015, we traveled to Italy for a conference held in Turin. Fortunately, Mrs. Xyz traveled for free since it was for her work so we only had to pay for my ticket.

We usually use our business travels as an opportunity to extend our stay and cut vacation expenses. This time around, we extended a 5-day business trip to Turin into an 11-day trek around northern Italy!
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Should I Change My Asset Allocation?

Today I have been reading a bit on approaches Financial Planners are taking when advising their clients on the ideal asset allocation. I was surprised to learn that most planners are now advising to shift investment strategies towards U.S. equities and bonds have deeply fallen out of favor. In the chart below, you will notice how U.S. equities recently saw a large influx of cash after the elections.
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