Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- A brutal global market in 2018 has just one champion (Bloomberg). Who would have thought? Then again, the year isn’t over yet.
- Are charitable donations still tax-deductible? (Morningstar). The short answer is “yes,” but the longer answer is more complicated.
- This 70-year-old nearly missed a key retirement tax deadline. Here’s what he wished he’d known sooner (Money). Don’t take for granted how to manage withdrawals from your traditional IRA.
- Choose agents for power of attorney, healthcare proxy carefully (Kiplinger). It can be hard to imagine these people ever having to act on your behalf, but it’s likely that they will.
- Relocating after 50? Here’s some advice to help you avoid making a big mistake (MarketWatch). There are more resources than ever for helping you make a good choice.
And from the blogosphere…
- Counting down (Humble Dollar). Important financial moves to consider before the year comes to a close.
- When cash outperforms everything (A Wealth of Common Sense). Reports of the death of diversification are premature.
- Any old process for choosing stocks (Abnormal Returns). Guess how many indices investors have at their disposal. You’re probably wrong — by a long shot.
- Long-term care: What you see ISN’T all there is (Vanguard Blog). “Concentrating solely on the worst-case scenario…isn’t useful to anyone.” Indeed.
- Parents are spending twice as much on their adult kids as retirement (The Simple Dollar). If feels like the loving thing to do, but it can put your own finances at risk.
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