See the show notes for this episode at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com. One listener asked about how to rebalance his portfolio. A lot of people still get confused about this. He said rather than sell from the oversized asset, and transfer the proceeds to the undersized one, he has always just invested additional funds out of pocket and purchased more of the smaller one. He wanted to know if he was making a mistake. I encourage people to look at their portfolio in its entirety and not at individual accounts when rebalancing. I think most people will find in the first half of their career at least, that it is very rare that they have to sell an appreciated asset in a taxable account in order to rebalance. Most people will find that they can rebalance with just the new contributions, especially in their first decade of saving. And especially if they have been reading the WCI blog or listening to the podcast, they probably have been maxing out some significant retirement account and can do their rebalancing inside those accounts. I recommend you do your rebalancing inside the tax deferred accounts with new contributions if possible. We get into more details on this as well as answer questions about buying a home while still having student loans, using leveraged ETFs in order to maximize tax loss harvesting and donation of appreciated shares, deducting travel expenses, how to start a taxable account, and negotiating an employment contract.
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