Sunday Refresh

Overcoming Your Biggest Character Flaw

My biggest character flaw is a lack of confidence.

It’s haunted me throughout my life, but it really came to the forefront recently while talking to my co-editor, Laura Bente. We’re similar in age, job security, and lifestyle, yet we have wildly different views on investing risk. I lean moderately conservative while Laura is more aggressive. And her returns are much better for it.

The Biggest Financial Mistake You Can Make

About 59 million Americans are making the biggest mistake possible when it comes to finance… They turn down free money.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that about 79% of Americans work for a company that offers a 401(k) retirement savings account, but only 41% of these people participate.