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The Scientific Investor

Intelligent ideas to make you healthy, wealthy and wise.

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Investment | Financial Education

How much is enough?

By: Sam Instone
July 19th, 2018

My 10-year old daughter recently asked me a question.

It caught me off guard.

“Dad, how much money is enough?”.

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Investment | Financial Education

A true piece of investing wisdom

By: Sam Instone
July 17th, 2018

Recently I received a pearl of wisdom in my inbox.

It was from Dan Solin, author of the Smartest series of investing books. 

It was an observation.

One which has major ramifications for investors.

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Financial Education

Why smart people slip into motion (not action)

By: Sam Instone
July 12th, 2018

Basketball coach John Wooden said “never mistake activity for achievement”.

Motion.

Action.

They sound similar.

But they’re not the same.

This is a mistake that smart people make.

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Investment | Financial Planning | Financial Education

Which factors are the most important?

By: Sam Instone
July 11th, 2018

Investors in traditional index funds are buying the entire market.

Capturing its returns.

But data shows that investors who expose their portfolio to specific factors can (and do) beat the market over the long term.

Enter factor-based investing.

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Investment | Financial Planning

When index investing shines (and when it doesn’t)

By: Ian McGugan
July 10th, 2018

Indexing is the most thoroughly researched, best-supported method yet devised for ensuring good investing results over the long term.

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Financial Education

The books that made me

By: Sam Instone
July 5th, 2018

I read a lot.

Investing and personal finance books feature heavily on my Kindle.

But I’m equally keen on books about learning, thinking, and decision making.

These books enable you to lead a better life.

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Investment | Financial Education

Why to invest in the first place (and how)

By: Sam Instone
June 28th, 2018

My grandfather had a lot of money.

But he lost a lot within the stock market.

Growing up with this story – I always thought of investment as a gamble.

More like speculating than a sure thing.

That’s one reason I am so interested in sharing the secret of a much more successful experience…

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Financial Education

What’s your “average speed”?

By: Sam Instone
June 27th, 2018

James Clear recently wrote about an author who finished 3 books in just 9 months.

The author followed a simple strategy.

A strategy which can produce incredible results.

In all aspects of life.

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