Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. We hope you find them helpful!
- Record-high gold prices are in sight (Bloomberg via Yahoo). This would seem to bode well for those following SMI's DAA strategy.
- Retirees, beware these tax traps on Social Security and Medicare (Barron's via Medicare Agent News). Watch out for income thresholds.
- Did you know you can start, stop, and then restart Social Security? (Kiplinger). If you start working again after retiring and claiming your SS benefits, you can suspend your benefits or (in some cases) withdraw your claim.
- Some prices go up every year. That doesn’t mean you have to pay those increases (CNBC). A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
- The truth about medical bills sent to collections (MarketWatch). It doesn't seem right, but a medical bill can be sent to collections even if you're paying on it.
And from the bloggers and columnists...
- Put these charts on your wall … 2020 edition (Charlie Bilello). Just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it can't happen.
- Explaining the 2020 stock market (Ben Carlson, A Wealth of Common Sense). So far this year, bigger is better.
- "Everyone who thinks the stock market is a game loses" (Jason Zweig). Don't become your own worst enemy.
- What's the biggest threat to your retirement plans? (Tony Isola, A Teachable Moment). Good nutrition and regular exercise are an investment.
- Why you should try Microsoft's new "Money in Excel" (Trent Hamm, The Simple Dollar). If you have Office 365, you may want to check out this new option for budgeting and financial tracking.
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