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Why You Should Think For Yourself When Investing

December 14, 2016
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  Do you know who Tomaz Cajner, Rebecca Zarutskie, or Marco Macchiavelli are?  They’re Ph.D.s employed by the Federal Reserve using your tax dollars.  Bet you didn’t think you were paying someone named Macchiavelli to influence economic policy! The Fed employs more than 300 Ph.D. economists, yet with all that brainpower, they’re still unable to predict accurately what should be done with the economy.  Back in September, before the election, they were unsure if economic growth factors deemed it appropriate for an interest rate hike. Now, in this afternoon’s announcement, they’re expected to raise…

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Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day! Thank You to all veterans, past and present, who have served to protect our country and defend our freedom. American Dream Investing is a proud sponsor of this Sunday’s Tico Torres Celebrity Golf Classic 2016, which benefits the Connected Warriors organization. Connected Warriors’ goal is “to support, improve and facilitate the well-being of Veterans, Service members and their Families in communities nationwide and overseas by providing effective wellness programs at no charge.” To find out more and to donate, please visit www.connectedwarriors.org  

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The Betterment Halt & The Dangers of Trusting Robo-Advisors

July 11, 2016
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“Open the Trading Floor, HAL.” In the aftermath of last month’s Brexit vote, global markets took a beating, the price of the British pound reached its lowest level in over three decades, and savvy investors were able to pounce at the opportunity to buy stocks at bargain prices. If you had invested your money in Betterment, one of the most popular robo-advisors, you were unable to capitalize on a great moneymaking opportunity due to a trading halt the firm placed on June 24th during the market selloff. What are robo-advisors?…

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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2016
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Wishing you all a Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy celebrating the 240th anniversary of our own “Brexit” with hot dogs, hamburgers, and of course, fireworks…

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John Oliver on Retirement Plans

June 13, 2016
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Last night on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver spent most of the show illuminating the ways you are getting harmed by retirement obstacles, including dishonest financial advisers, the fallacy of actively managed funds and some of the fees we mentioned in our post last month. Do yourself a favor and watch this entertaining, irreverent and informative video which breaks down what you’re up against: (Warning: contains coarse language and British accents)

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Happy Memorial Day!

May 30, 2016
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Today we honor and remember all those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today. Enjoy your Memorial Day; we’ve been playing Ray Charles’ version of “America the Beautiful” all day. Watch his amazing performance on The Dick Cavett show below:

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The Fees! Not the Fees!

May 16, 2016
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For The American Dream Journal’s first post, we’d like to discuss an important issue affecting nearly every investor: the fees that are so damaging to the long-term health of an investment portfolio.  Whether it’s a lack of interest, lack of time, or lack of knowledge, even the most sophisticated of investors can be taken advantage of without paying proper attention to the fees charged by mutual funds and financial advisers. As we will stress over and over again, each individual is responsible for ensuring that their investments are in the right hands.  That means being proactive, doing…

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