Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- What happens after the stock market is up big? (A Wealth of Common Sense). Are we at the top of the wall of worry? Who knows? But it seems like a good time to double down on your long-term perspective.
- The most important rule in investing (Compound Advisors). How easily could you explain what you own and why? Extra points if you could explain it to a 12-year-old.
- Two words (Humble Dollar). Good ideas for dealing with the many uncertainties that come with investing.
- How to pay for healthcare costs in retirement (MarketWatch). How to take a “less fear”/“more level-headed planning” approach to covering future medical costs.
- Why the government wants inflation (The Everyday Advisor). Does it strike you as odd that the government would like inflation to rise a bit? An explanation.
- Here’s why Medicare beneficiaries should look beyond cost when choosing a Medigap plan (CNBC). It’s important to understand how policies are rated, how agents are compensated, and whether you may qualify for discounts.
- Five superpowers (The Reformed Broker). Character traits that help a lot in managing a career, an investment portfolio, and more.
- Retiring soon? Why the popular 4% withdrawal rule may be a bad idea (CNBC). Why “sequence of return risk” may be particularly high right now.
- The only right way to view an asset (The Evidence-Based Investor). While this article gets into the weeds a bit, it makes a good point about portfolio construction. See also Higher Returns With Less Risk, Re-Examined.
- 10 questions retirees often get wrong about taxes in retirement (Kiplinger). Will your tax rate be higher or lower in retirement? What’s your assumption?
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