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Roundup: What to Do if You Have to Retire Early, Using Your Financial Superpowers, and More

Roundup time! Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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What You Don’t Know (About Social Security Retirement Benefits) CAN Hurt You

"Older Americans — including current and future retirees — appear to have a meaningful lack of knowledge about Social Security." So reads a news release from the Nationwide Retirement Institute (funded by Nationwide
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Money Roundup: Picking Stocks From Space, Retiring at a Market Peak, and More

Some of the better investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Now Available: Personal Portfolio Tracker & Fund Performance Rankings With Data Through 4-30-19

We've just updated SMI's Personal Portfolio Tracker and our monthly Fund Performance Rankings report with mutual-fund performance data through April 30, 2019. The Portfolio Tracker: The online Tracker personalizes SMI's
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Gaps Between Retirement Confidence and Preparedness Persist

It’s a story we’ve been reporting on for many years — the number of today’s workers who are confident they’ll enjoy a secure, comfortable retirement continues to be at odds with their actual preparedness, according to the
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Money Roundup: The Months-Long Market Detour, Cash (in an Emergency Fund) is King, and More

It's May! And here's our heading-into-the-weekend Roundup of reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy! U.S. stocks are back on course after a seven-month detour (Bloomberg). But several notable
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Vanguard Announces Policy Change Unfriendly to Sector Rotation and 50/40/10 Investors

[We originally posted this article in mid-January when Vanguard announced a new policy limiting the availability of leveraged funds. In light of May's new SR recommendation — the first Sector Rotation change since
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Annual Seasonality Sell Triggered, But Should it Be Part of Your Investing Strategy?

Right on schedule, the stock market's negative reaction to yesterday's Fed Chairman comments has caused the annual seasonality sell signal to trigger. To avoid any confusion, I'm speaking of the MACD signal (read on if
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