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What Makes You Happy

Although no one would be surprised that money, homes, cars, vacations, and stuff in general aren’t the secret to happiness, many might be surprised the single greatest contributor to leading a fulfilling life is developing deep personal relationships. Inc. Magazine’s Melanie Curtin discusses the 75 year old Harvard study that came to this conclusion.

Link to article in Inc. Magazine

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Chris Winters 10 Year TDCAversary

We congratulate Chris Winters on 10 years leading our Retirement Plan Services business! Chris joined our team in 2007, and has helped build an amazing part of our business helping over 100 businesses, and tens of thousands of employees and family members reach their retirement goals. Thank you Chris for everything you do!

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Evidence-Based Bracketology

While this post is from two years ago and some of these statistics may have slightly changed, it might still have a few good tidbits of information to take into consideration when filling out your 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket. Good Luck!

With the NCAA tournament play-in games set to tip-off tonight, chances are many of you are like millions of other Americans filling out your NCAA bracket today. Long gone...

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TDC Issue Briefs: The Power of Markets

In 1958, economist Leonard Read published an essay entitled “I, Pencil: My Family Tree as Told to Leonard E. Read.”

The essay, narrated from the point of view of a pencil, describes the “complex combination of miracles” necessary to create and bring to market the commonplace writing tool that has been used for generations. The narrator argues that no single individual possesses enough ability or know-how to create a pencil...

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Prediction Season

The close of each calendar year brings with it the holidays as well as a chance to look forward to the year ahead. As you might have already experienced, investors are likely to be bombarded with predictions about what the future, and specifically the next year, may hold for their portfolios.

 These predictions can come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them are meant to tempt you into...

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TDC Team Gives Thanks

Throughout the month of November, TDC team members have been using these white boards located outside of their work stations to remind themselves and show their fellow colleagues all the people and things for which they are thankful. 

It's a simple exercise each team member has gone through each day this month, but it has allowed everyone to spend a few minutes each day reflecting on what is most important in...

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TDC Celebrates National Family Week

This week, November 20-26 is National Family Week and TDC is participating by focusing on the families outside of the TDC family that can be positively impacted as well the TDC employee families in advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday.

Last week, TDC kicked off the Family Week celebration early by collecting food and non-food items for the Cherry Street Mission Ministries, an organization dedicated to serve all of...

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The Top 5 Easiest Ways to Protect Your Data, Your Money, and Your Family

As you know, at TDC Investment Advisory we take your security very seriously and are continuously committed to helping you fight the ever-growing problem of cyber fraud and other dangers. Here are five simple ways you can protect your data, your money, and most importantly, your family from these threats.

1.   SAFEGUARD EMAIL ACCOUNTS

  • Be very cautious when viewing unsolicited emails
  • Do not click on links or...

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Presidential Election and the Stock Market - Aftermath

As you may remember, a couple of weeks ago we posed the question "should we behave differently with our investment portfolio based on the outcome of this year's election?" 

In light of the various headlines this since the election results were finalized, our answer today remains the same as it did then - regardless of who won the election, the intrinsic value of the companies you own as part of your...

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The Active-Passive Powerhouse: DFA Featured in The Wall Street Journal

Recently, The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig profiled Dimensional Fund Advisors, an important investment tool used in structuring our globally diverse, evidence-based portfolios. 

The article is available below. We encourage you to take a few moments to review.

THE ACTIVE-PASSIVE POWERHOUSE

Advisory services provided by TFO-TDC, LLC.

This article has been written by a third party and is being provided for informational purposes only and does not...

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Presidential Elections and the Stock Market

Should we behave differently with our investment portfolio in light of the upcoming presidential election?

Equity markets can help investors grow their assets, but investing is a long-term endeavor. Trying to make investment decisions based upon the outcome of presidential elections is unlikely to result in reliable excess returns. At best, any positive outcome based on such a strategy will likely be the result of random luck. At worst, it...

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TDC Investment Advisory a Stop on the US Advisors Tour

Wealth management firms from Australia and New Zealand flew half-way around the world to visit TDC Investment Advisory as part of the US Advisor Tour sponsored by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA). The tour, now in its seventh year, helps connect firms embracing Dimensional’s evidence-based investment philosophy on a global level, so they may gain insights on best practices and strategies for growth from some independent registered investment advisory firms throughout...

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TDC Investment Advisory Shows Olympic Spirit

To get into the Olympic Spirit, our team members participated in an "Office Olympics," where they each took part in several office related activities in search of the coveted Golden Stapler. It was a quick and fun way to build some camaraderie while also having some fun along the way.

Take a look below for the descriptions of some of the activities along with some photos from the events. 

Monday -...

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How Would You Have Done?

As you have heard on many occasions, we don't pretend to know good stocks from bad stocks. We don't pretend to know when the market is going up or when it is going down. We refrain from making predictions and prognostications and we do not believe emotions should guide investment behavior. Instead, our efforts are guided by certain core beliefs about markets, and diversification based on decades of academic research...

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Introducing Our New Logo & Website

At TDC Investment Advisory, we take tremendous pride in the work we do and wholeheartedly believe we are charged with a very important task - to help families be families - stronger, closer, and wiser.We take this role very seriously, which is why it serves as the backbone of our new logo and website, both of which we are thrilled to introduce to you today. What's most important is not what...

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Britain and the European Union

When you woke up on Friday, June 24th, chances are you didn’t make it long in flipping through the television, or listening to the radio before learning that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. “Brexit,” as it is commonly being referred to as, is the result of a 52-48 referendum vote to sever ties with the European Union, a bloc they joined over 40 years ago.

Various headlines...

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The Art of the Free Throw

With March Madness now wrapped up, this year's tournament saw no shortage of upsets. In listening to commentators breakdown these upsets, one couldn't help but notice how many highlighted poor free throw shooting, especially in the games' closing moments, as the key factor in determining a team's success or failure.

What causes a player who historically converts 80-90% of his free throws to transform into someone unable to hit the...

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The Market and Photography: An Interesting Perspective on 2015

As we start to see signs of Spring, many of us might reflect back over the winter and holiday season and wonder where the time went. It is during these reflections I often look at the numerous photos I’ve taken with my phone during each of the many family gatherings over the last few months, and I give thanks for the 64 gigabytes of memory that allows me to capture...

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