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DON’T FALL VICTIM TO INVESTMENT “BIASES”

Details Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

If you're like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called "behavioral finance" is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine "biases" that affect people's investment selections. And as an individual investor, you, too, can benefit from understanding these biases — so that you can avoid them.
Here are some of the key biases...

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AUTOMATIC INVESTING CAN PAY OFF FOR YOU

Details Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

To achieve investment success, you don't have to start out with a huge sum or "get lucky" by picking "hot" stocks. In fact, very few people actually travel those two routes. But in working toward your investment goals, you need to be persistent — and one of the best ways to demonstrate that persistence is to invest automatically.

How do you become an "automatic" investor? You simply need to have your bank automatically move money each month from a checking or savings account into the...

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529 PLAN CAN HELP WITH COLLEGE FUNDING AND ESTATE-PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

Details Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Now that another school year is drawing to a close, your young children are a step closer to the day when they'll be heading off to college. Of course, as you're probably aware, higher education doesn't come cheap — and the costs seem to continuously climb. You can help your children — or even your grandchildren — meet these expenses by investing in a 529 plan. And this college savings vehicle offers estate-planning benefits.

As a college funding vehicle, a 529 plan offers some significant...

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SCHINDLER SEZ: GO AT IT, THE CATCHER & THE ASS

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Are hockey fans...puckers?

Go At It
The University of California psychologists have found that gossip can be therapeutic and make you feel better. So go at it ladies, as if you need any additional encouragement.

The Catcher
Calvin Johnson, an All-Pro receiver, recently signed an eight-year contract with the Detroit Lions for $132 million. Darn! When I was a kid, I should of spent more time catching the football. Just think if it wasn't for should of, could of, or would of, I'd be making a lot...

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VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP: MOTHER'S DAY

Details RICHARD A STEVENSON

One of the most important holidays of the year is coming up on Sunday, May 13. That holiday is Mother's Day, the day we honor our Mothers and all the contributions they have made to our lives. My Mother passed away when I was only 17 years old. Yet, in my short time with her, she influenced me in so many positive ways; and I am so thankful to her.

While I always take time on Mother's Day to remember my Mother, I have never really thought much about the origin and history of this significant...

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: TREK THE TRAILS

Details MAYOR TOM HENRY

Are you looking for something to do this summer with family, friends or a way to meet new friends? Beginning this month, the City of Fort Wayne is offering 27 ways to have fun and see our city off the beaten path.

The third season of Trek the Trails kicked off on May 1st and runs through the end of September and features a series of 22 Tuesday evening rides, four Saturday rides and a stargazing bike ride in October. The events are free and are guided by someone knowledgeable about the trail...

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