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Unsexy Finance vs Cat Food Tacos

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On July 3, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Asset Allocation,Investing,Media,Video | Comments Disabled

Yeah, this time it was my fault — in the midst of a long conversation about taking the emotions out of investing and making finance boring, I dropped a line about cat food tacos [1]. So once again I am in the click bait headline machinery.

Actually, the heart of the advice was from the asset allocation articles in the WaPo (here [2] and here [3]) essentially ” Invest Boringly.”

It looks something like this:

Have a plan.
Execute it faithfully.
Be diversified.
Contribute regularly.
Max out tax-deferred accounts.
Be an asset allocator.
Think long-term.

Not exactly radical, but “Cat Food Tacos” will generate a lot more clicks than “invest boringly.”

Here’s the video:

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cat food tacos [1]


Source: Ritholtz: You Can “Eat Cat Food Tacos In Retirement,” Or You Can Do This… (Yahoo Finance [1])

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[1] cat food tacos: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/ritholtz-eat-cat-food-tacos-retirement-111448545.html

[2] here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/missed-the-big-market-rally-heres-what-to-do-now/2013/06/14/b9b96894-d1e3-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html

[3] here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/missing-the-big-stocks-rally-readers-push-back/2013/06/28/3ce5242c-dc1d-11e2-9218-bc2ac7cd44e2_story.html

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