Autumn is here! And with it, here's our latest Roundup of interesting reads on investing and other financial matters.
(We're posting a day early because we're rolling out the October issue of SMI tomorrow!)
- How much gold is there left to mine in the world? (BBC). Many interesting data points here — including that the top-producing gold mine in the world is in the U.S., and that there is gold on the moon!
- Why online savings accounts interest rates have fallen — and some more than others (Yahoo Finance via MSN). Fed policy is only one reason.
- Stimulus standoff: What could prompt Congress to send more financial aid to Americans (CNBC). A trillion here, a trillion there...
- HSA limits and minimums (Kiplinger). A helpful overview of 2021 dollar amounts related to Health Savings Accounts.
- Kirk Cousins has view of the endgame (MinistryWatch). The NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings) wants "to put the generosity of God on display for all to see."
And from the bloggers and pundits...
- Why Americans will soon be getting back to the good old days of 2019 (Ed Yardeni, MarketWatch). An upbeat assessment of "how the U.S. might rebound to the good old days sooner than widely anticipated."
- How much lifestyle creep is okay? (Nick Maggiulli, Of Dollars And Data). Number-crunching re: how much of a raise should be saved versus spent.
- Wise words on risk management (Jon Petersen, Novel Investor). Good quotes here.
- The 10 most useless phrases in financial markets (Barry Ritholtz via MSN). Yikes. I have used some of these. (But, as Ritholtz notes, some of these phrases aren't really useless if properly understood.)
- What is a zero-based budget? (Club Thrifty). There's no one-size-fits-all budgeting system. I like the zero-based approach because of the way it accounts for every dollar.
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