Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- What’s a safe retirement spending rate? (Morningstar). Some say 3.3% is the new 4%, but it’s more complicated than that.
- Is 90% in stocks too much during retirement? (A Wealth of Common Sense). It’s not for everyone, but…
- An RMD deadline is looming — and missing it could cost you big bucks (Kiplinger). If RMDs are a part of your life, be sure to follow the rules.
- The stock market is not the economy (Compound Advisors). Some reminders about the many times they have not moved in lockstep.
- Helping wisely (Humble Dollar). Three principles for helping adult children financially.
- Why the church is the best place for financial education (Christian Stewardship Network). Is your church doing enough here? If its focus is mostly on encouraging people to give more and get out of debt, probably not.
- What happens when apps replace the offering plate? (Christianity Today). I also wonder how online giving has impacted our ability to act as role models for our children in this area.
- 90% of people want to grow old in their own home — what’s the real cost of doing so? (MarketWatch). Some may need to change their focus from “aging in place” to “aging in the right place.”
- Mind the gap (Humble Dollar). One couple’s quest to figure out Medicare.
- The brand new is the new old (Ilford IPC, h/t to Art Rainer). Putting Black Friday into perspective.
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