Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web—a day early this week since we'll have updates for Dynamic Asset Allocation and Sector Rotation on Friday.
When a bank fails, there’s always a villain (Wall Street Journal). The interesting history of banking (try selling that idea to a middle schooler!) provides helpful context for today’s crisis.
How the banking crisis could ripple through the economy (Axios). The fallout is expected to linger.
The return of the bond market (Morningstar). “The future outlook for bonds has not looked this good in 10 years.”
Fidelity research: America’s retirement preparedness level declines amid continued volatility (Fidelity). A good reason to use Envestnet’s MoneyGuide and update the numbers annually.
All together now (Collaborative Fund). "Fear is more contagious than any virus, and can instantly push people to react in ways that would have seemed unthinkable a moment prior.”
No going back (Humble Dollar). Ten retirement-related decisions that are important but not easy.
Mortgage rejections surge after age 50 (Squared Away). Something to keep in mind if you’re considering buying a house or refinancing in your later years.
Why do we retire? (Owen Stoneking). “Is it possible to create a life that we don’t need to escape from by retiring?” Good question.
Roth IRAs don’t require withdrawals — unless they’re inherited. Here’s what you need to know (CNBC). A rule worth knowing if you plan to leave a Roth behind or stand to inherit one.
Asset location fundamentals (which investments to own in which accounts) (Oblivious Investor). Where you hold different types of investments matters — a lot.
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