The Signal: 5 Must-Reads For Financial Advisors – Dec. 6 Edition

by on December 6, 2013

This week: If your kids are avid hip-hop fans, turns out they may be getting the financial education they need.

U.S. Debt Clock

Look at this visualization of the US debt. Focus on a few of the numbers and observe them changing. Take a moment and think about it. Then share it with someone.

Mr. Market’s Asset Allocation Is Still Tough to Beat

He’s not saying it’s impossible to beat the market, but don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s easy.

10 Things About Work, Life and Money Your Child Should Know

The most important lessons in life are not taught in any course. Everyone has a list: what’s on yours?

3 Steps to Make Better Financial Decisions Today

You probably have dozens of clients that need to read this piece, so share it with them. Or rewrite it in your own words. Because it makes sense.

10 Personal Finance Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics

“Invest in your future, don’t dilute your finances, 401k, make sure it’s low risk, then get some real estate, 4.25% thirty-year mortgage.”(The Lonely Island ft. Kendrick Lamar and Adam Levine, “YOLO”)


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