Archive for April, 2014

Warren Buffett: I Bet on Index Funds—So Should You

Filed in Money by on April 24, 2014 11 Comments
Warren Buffett: I Bet on Index Funds—So Should You

Warren Buffett is so thoroughly convinced that high-cost actively managed mutual funds cannot consistently beat low-cost index funds that he bet $1 million on it! Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is. Buffett knows that over the long term actively managed mutual funds rarely justify their high fees with market outperformance. As a […]

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More Examples of Faulty Thinking That Other People Experience

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
More Examples of Faulty Thinking That Other People Experience

In this post I continue my discussion of cognitive distortions, which are habitual negative and irrational thoughts that cause us to feel bad about ourselves. You might want to be aware of these so that you can identify when other people (less well adjusted than you), such as family and friends, fall into these cognitive […]

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How to Be Less Sad When Your Pet Passes Away

Filed in Living by on April 10, 2014 1 Comment
How to Be Less Sad When Your Pet Passes Away

We adore our pets. How could we not? They’re so sweet and loyal, and each has its own quirky and endearing personality. They are part of our daily routine, from when we wake up in the morning to when we fall asleep at night, often with them cuddled up next to us in bed. We […]

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“I’m Too Old/Busy/Tired to Get in Shape”

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on April 3, 2014 2 Comments
“I’m Too Old/Busy/Tired to Get in Shape”

Bill Quick is a great friend and my personal trainer. (Yes, even personal trainers like me can benefit from using another trainer, for advice and motivation.) Bill is an interesting guy. The photo accompanying this post is a picture of him taken around the time he won the Mr. Illinois bodybuilding competition a couple of […]

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