Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
U.S. economy headed for trouble, leading index signals (MarketWatch). Is the economy getting better or worse? Eight of 10 indicators fell in February.
Bank chaos clouds outlook for markets (Wall Street Journal). For the Fed, the script has been flipped. See also, Social media postings amplify anxiety over SVB collapse (Wall Street Journal).
Deja vu? 2023 is not 2008 (The Big Picture). “From what we have learned so far, the differences seem far more significant than the similarities.”
8 questions on the banking panic of 2023 (A Wealth of Common Sense). Including, “Is my money safe?”
‘It broke me’: everyone says you need a power of attorney but nobody tells you how hard it is to use (MarketWatch). A cautionary tale. Having the document is one thing, knowing how to use it is another.
RMD deadline coming soon for some seniors (Kiplinger). There are new RMD rules for those who turned 72 last year.
The long-term care insurance quandary: keep paying or let it go? (Kiplinger). Options for those facing higher premiums.
Study: Obesity raises risk of early death by 90 percent (The Federalist). Your bathroom scale might tell you more about your future than a retirement planning calculator (h/t to A Teachable Moment).
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