The August issue of the SMI Newsletter will be posted this Friday, so we're rolling out the Roundup a couple of days early this week. Enjoy!

And from the financial bloggers and pundits...

  • Balancing act (Jonathan Clements, Humble Dollar). Under age 45? A decline in share prices could redound to your benefit, as you buy at lower prices. But if you're older, it may be time to re-think your risk exposure.
  • Don't be unnerved by health-care cost estimates for retirement (Sudipto Banerjee, Investment News). Yes, it's a lot of money, but the overall expense likely will be spread out over many, many years.
  • A budget disaster of epic proportions (John Merline, Issues & Insights). Needless to say, not everyone is happy about the latest federal budget deal.
  • Going back to work (Chris Mamula, Can I Retire Yet?) A post-retirement job that pays even a modest amount can go a long way toward relieving stress on a portfolio.
  • 8 ways to trust God when money is tight (Cindi McMenamin, Crosswalk). The author writes "based on three decades of seeing God come through for my family financially."

Your comments are welcome! Join the Discussion below.