Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.

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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