Kate Stalter is an investment advisor at Portfolio LLC. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Previously, she edited the "Low Priced Leaders" newsletter at TFNN.com and hosted Tiger Financial News Network's "Small Cap Roundup" radio show. She has been a stock-market columnist and video host at MoneyShow.com and currently writes for Morningstar Advisor magazine. From 2001 until 2010 she was a seminar instructor and market writer with Investor's Business Daily. She received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Fun red cars are not the same as lifetime income plans.
Remember that the media are in the business of storytelling.
Financial success is our own responsibility.
It's insane to bet on the fortunes of one stock over another.
The frenzy over high-frequency trading is ginned-up media manipulation.
They are rarely relevant for focused investors.
Decide on the volatility your retirement income can stand.
When it comes to wealth building, eschew excitement.
You don't need six flashing screens to make money.
Most of the time, I don't get a good answer to that question.

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