Lauren Foster

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Lauren Foster is a content director at CFA Institute, where she focuses on private wealth and behavioral finance. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster was an editor and writer for the FT, where she covered wealth management. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Topical Expertise: Behavioral Finance · Private Wealth Management

Some Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Notes on Risks and Happiness in Retirement

Some Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Notes on Risks and Happiness in Retirement

Michael Finke, professor and director of retirement planning and living in the personal financial planning department at Texas Tech University, discusses idiosyncratic longevity trends and risks; planning for cognitive and physical changes in old age as a fiduciary adviser; and avoiding risks and planning for a more satisfying life in retirement. Read more

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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

I read some smart advice this week, courtesy of Marc Andreessen: “You want to have as much ‘prepared mind’ as you possibly can. And learn as much as you can about as many things, as much as you can.” Here’s my contribution to your efforts to learn as much as you can, about as many things as you can, with articles ranging from the prosaic (investing) to the profoundly intense and personal (grief). Read more

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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Cybersecurity, Investing, and Mindfulness

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Robo-Advisors, Wonder Woman, and Kasparov vs. Deep Blue

I recently read something that jumped out me. It was in a blog post by Shane Parrish titled “How to Think”: “Two of the guiding principles that I follow on my path towards seeking wisdom are: (1) Go to bed smarter than when you woke up; and (2) I’m not smart enough to figure everything out myself, so I want to ‘master the best of what other people have already figured out.’” Read more

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