Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Stock investors can no longer ignore the next bear market (MarketWatch). How well your portfolio performs during bear markets is arguably more important than how well it performs in bull markets.
- 10 years after the crisis, some investors are still scared of stocks (CNN). All the more reason to make sure you have a strategy you can live with in good times and bad.
- Why retirees’ tax rates may be higher than they expect (CNBC). Figuring out how large a nest egg you may need is just part of the retirement planning process. You also need to think about your taxes.
- Talk to your parents about caregiving (Kiplinger). It’s one of the toughest conversations you have ever have with your parents, and also one of the most important.
- God of the second shift (Christianity Today). Flourishing? Purpose? How do you bring such conversations to minimum wage or blue-collar workers?
And from the blogosphere…
- Stock market peaks (The Irrelevant Investor). Investing would be easy, if it weren’t for all the bear markets.
- How birth year shapes a generational experience in stock market investing (Kitces). Is the stock market you grew up with the one you’ll carry with you the rest of your life?
- The art of disciplined investing (Retirement Researcher). The rewards go to the disciplined.
- Circle of competence (Behavioral Value Investor). An important idea with wide-ranging applications.
- Stolen Social Security benefits: You must read this (Satisfying Retirement). Those nine numbers are really important. Do all you can to keep yours to yourself.
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