Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Two worlds: So much prosperity, so much skepticism (Collaborative Fund). With apologies to Dickens, we're living a tale of two economies.
- Why markets boomed in a year of human misery (NY Times). Some explanations for an economically strange year.
- One of the great bubbles of financial history (The Irrelevant Investor). A closer look at a perma-bear’s latest call.
- 10 tips for 2021 (Humble Dollar). Some predictions that have a good chance of coming true, along with some good recommendations.
- Nobody saw this coming, part two (Retirement Field Guide). “Can we conclude, once and for all, that we’ll never know what’s going to happen next?”
- Here’s what happens with Social Security payments when someone dies (CNBC). There’s a lot to know about Social Security. Here’s one of the more unpleasant, yet important, things to understand.
- Why 50% probability of success is actually a viable Monte Carlo retirement projection (Kitces). Of course, it depends on one very important tradeoff.
- See your Social Security benefits estimate in an interactive chart (The Finance Buff). The Social Security Administration’s site is now a bit more flexible, allowing you to see your estimated benefits under more scenarios.
- Updating my favorite performance chart for 2020 (A Wealth of Common Sense). If Scripture could be depicted in a financial chart, here’s a good look at Ecclesiastes 11:2.
- Quantifying the value of retirement accounts (Advisor Perspectives). A deep dive on the tax benefits of retirement accounts — “tax deferral” might not be what it seems.
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