This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.

It looks like the U.S. economy may not have shrunk this year after all (Bloomberg). Speculation about an interest rate increase this year tilts back toward the “probably yes” camp.

Why bonds are the most important asset class (MarketWatch). Bonds still matter, even in a rising rate environment.

4 big threats to your retirement (MarketWatch). The stock market’s performance didn’t make the list.

5 common Medicare mistakes to avoid (Kiplinger). Important deadlines and decisions.

Hidden holes in your homeowner’s insurance policy (US News). “Simultaneous events” and other hazards lurking in your policy.

And from the blogosphere…

The market that didn’t end in a crash (A Wealth of Common Sense). A better understanding of market cycles makes for better investing.

Making more money by doing (and listening) less (Abnormal Returns). Why doing less can make for a more peaceful, profitable investing experience.

Two more years of bull? (The Reformed Broker). No one knows how much longer the bull market will last, but it’s important to understand what usually brings on a bear market.

10 big lies in the financial services industry (Above the Market). Financial truth will set you free.

How your perspective on wealth changes as you achieve financial goals (The Simple Dollar). Great post on the development of personal financial wisdom.

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