Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web — a bit early this week since we'll have Dynamic Asset Allocation and Sector Rotation strategy updates on Friday.
- 5 important things to do before the market bubble bursts (Behavioral Value Investor). Why one experienced market researcher sees trouble ahead and what he recommends doing about it. You’ll find his first recommendation familiar, and well worth remembering.
- Bill Bengen: revisiting safe withdrawal rates (Morningstar). The father of “the 4% rule” recently revised his safe withdrawal rate upwards. Rising inflation has him rethinking that.
- Retirees aren’t spending enough of their nest eggs. Here’s why. (Barron’s). Annuities often take it on the chin for their fees and lack of liquidity. One factor in their favor? People with guaranteed income feel freer to spend.
- 2022 new IRS required minimum distribution (RMD) tables (The Finance Buff). The newly researched and revised numbers will allow for slightly lower withdrawals in the new year.
- Ask Chuck: My adult kids constantly need money (Crown). Tough love is hard to deliver, but truly the most loving thing that’s needed sometimes.
- Early retirement: how to protect your hidden retirement asset (Kiplinger). It’s best not to assume that you’ll never want — or need — to go back to work.
- When stewardship is taken too far (Christian Stewardship Network). Money — it’s messy.
- Death shatters the hollow promises of the prosperity gospel (The Gospel Coalition). Mining “the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s ‘best life now’ advice industry.”
We’d love to hear your responses to any of the above. To weigh in, just meet us in the comments section.