Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Warning: You can be taxed higher in retirement — how to stop that (Forbes). Tax management continues to be important after you retire.
- Your pension plan benefits may not be as ironclad as you think (Washington Post). What government protection do you have for your retirement money?
- Losing an inheritance is easy, because saying no is hard (NY Times). Far better to make a plan before you receive the money.
- The 10 most toxic philanthropists (Worth). This one will ruffle some feathers, but it raises some challenging questions about how generosity could be used for selfish purposes.
- How teens can start investing with a Roth IRA (Kiplinger). If you have young kids or grandkids, teaching them about a Roth IRA could be a very valuable gift.
And from the blogosphere…
- Embracing mistakes (Novel Investor). Diversification is “an implicit recognition of ignorance.” And that’s its strength.
- The next recession (The Irrelevant Investor). Even a mild one could do some serious damage to the stock market.
- The cost of waiting (Of Dollars and Data). For those with a lump sum to invest, a seldom talked about way to go all in.
- What number? (Humble Dollar). There’s a lot more to retirement planning than knowing and hitting “your number.”
- Tax-smart charitable giving strategies (Vanguard Blog). For some, the new tax laws may require a new approach to charitable giving.
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