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April 6, 2020:  5 Principles of Long-Term Investing Resilience

Host Bob Leins, CPA® welcomes Justin Dean, Certified Financial Planner®.  It’s hard to stay calm when you’re bombarded by news about the economy and markets.  Anxiety about your portfolio can creep in, and before you know it, a media barrage may turn your anxiety into panic.  And if that’s not enough, investing has become more complex, pushing investors to take on more risk to achieve the same return of 10 or 20 years ago.

So how do you keep calm when market volatility heats up?  By considering these five Principles of Long-Term Investing with Resilience.

  1. Understand Market Movements
  2. Volatility is Normal
  3. You Control Your Emotions and Behavior
  4. Take a Longer View
  5. Understanding Risk is Critical


Out of concern for everyone’s safety, the host and guest will hold this discussion from remote locations.

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Sources:  MFS Investment Management, Wilshire Analytics

A Look Ahead

April 13, 2020:  Host Bob Leins, CPA® and co-host Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, NITP,  welcome Ravi Deo, Executive Director, and Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board


Most Recent Past Shows

These and previous episodes are available on-demand.

March 30, 2020:  Assessing Your Retirement Readiness, with Herb Casey, Federal Benefits Specialist with NITP

March 23, 2020:  How to Get the Most Out of Your Federal Health Plan, with  Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director at NITP, Inc. and Paula S. Jakub, RHU; CEO of The American Foreign Service Protective Association, sponsor of the Foreign Service Benefit Plan

March 16, 2020:  Social Security - How It Works, with Lester Austin, Retired Senior Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration

March 9, 2020:  What It Means to Serve Federal Employees, with Joyce Warner, Executive Director of Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund (FEEA), Shane Canfield, CEO, Stacy Outlaw, Senior Vice President of Marketing, and Tony Zerante, Senior Vice President of Operations, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA).






































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