This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web—a day early this week because we'd rather see you focused on more important matters on Good Friday!

An investing road map for pre-retirees (Morningstar). For those getting close to retirement, here’s a good pre-flight checklist.

Your way of life would not be remotely possible without Wall Street (LA Times). For all the criticism Wall Street comes under, it’s helpful to remember its many benefits, while also considering some improvements.

A scary percentage of retirees blow through their workplace savings when they take a lump sum (Time). Don't succumb to “The lottery effect.”

Who’s stealing from your dad right now? (Bloomberg). Are your aging parents’ finances vulnerable?

Don’t let your job kill you (CBS Money Watch). A stressful workplace is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

And from the blogosphere…

Caution signals are blinking for the Trump bull market (The Upshot - a NY Times blog). Nobel laureate Robert Shiller explains his concerns.

Risk is how much time you need (Collaborative Fund). A helpful, fresh perspective on risk.

Why it’s always & never different this time (A Wealth of Common Sense). What market history suggests about the future.

Replace lost or stolen savings bonds: A real life experience (The Finance Buff). For those who buy individual savings bonds, here’s why it’s best not to keep them at home.

Three transforming truths about your work (The Gospel Coalition). Making the leap from Sunday to Monday without leaving your faith behind.

We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.