06 Jun
June 06, 2017

Fiduciary: a legal term that has always been near and dear to us at Savant, a word that has long been toxic to brokerages and traditional investment firms, and a concept generally not understood by consumers at large.

In layman’s terms, a fiduciary is someone who is legally and morally bound to stand in your shoes, look through your eyes, and advise you and your family on important financial decisions in the same way he would make them for himself or

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17 Feb
February 17, 2016

There’s no question that we experience emotional pain and anxiety when our portfolios are losing money due to market downturns. Behavioral scientists tell us that we feel losses twice as keenly as positive returns.

But that doesn’t tell us what we really want to know, which is: other than selling at the wrong time and locking in losses, how do we make these downturns less painful?

Economist Richard Thaler conducted a stock market experiment that offers

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06 Jan
January 06, 2016

Community foundations across the country are working hard to improve their local communities, but many people are not aware of how they work or the benefits of partnering with them. Here’s an example of how Savant partnered with the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNIL) in a guest blog from their president, Jon Bates.

Jon Bates, CFNIL President

In November, Savant Capital Management received the 2015 Best-in-Business IMPACT AwardTM, part of Schwab’s annual IMPACT Awards® program which recognizes excellence in

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02 Oct
October 02, 2013

I live just outside of Washington, DC, and I am surrounded by friends and family members who are either government employees or government contractors. Just a few days into this government shutdown, I am surprised by the number of people in the area who are already worrying about how they will pay their monthly bills. I sympathize with my friends who are losing their paychecks, but at the same time I’m surprised they have ignored one of the primary recommendations

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15 Apr
April 15, 2013

Investment companies, brokers, and even financial advisors have pioneered clever ways to make themselves look far better than they actually are. Recently, in an article in the Journal of Financial Planning, a financial advisor laid out some of the most deceptive practices that he’s run across–practices which, to the untrained eye, can make an ordinary investment company or advice-giver look like a genius.

Such as? Suppose an advisor says that he has the rare ability to hand-select terrific investment opportunities

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