Here's our weekly collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship. Enjoy!
- IRS releases new 2018 withholding tables to reflect tax law changes (Forbes). Employers are being told to use the new tables no later than Feb. 15, 2018 — sooner if possible.
- Buffett says stock ownership became more attractive with tax cut (Bloomberg). Excerpts from Buffet's interview this week with CNBC.
- Prepare for the next bear market in stocks (Ben Carlson, Bloomberg View). Bears always follow bulls — eventually. Just don't make the mistake of thinking all bears are alike.
- Bond guru Bill Gross signals a new era for Treasury markets (CNBC). Is a bear market in bonds underway? Gross thinks so.
- Should you buy Bitcoin? Ask a different question first (Carl Richards, New York Times). The popular NYT "Sketch Guy" calls for investors to exercise "inside-out" thinking.
And from the blogosphere...
- CEO Buckley on what's next for Vanguard (ETF.com). Vanguard's new CEO on ETFs, indexing, and the company's commitment to stay the course of offering low-cost funds.
- Five investing podcasts you should listen to (Alpha Architect). We've recommended at least one of these previously, but the others on this list are definitely worth checking out.
- Changes to the Child Tax Credit for 2018 (Good Financial Cents). Under the new tax law, the credit will be bigger and more families will be able to claim it. But that has to be balanced against the loss of the personal exemption.
- Poll: 2 in 3 U.S. adults with debt don't know when, or if, they will ever be debt-free (CreditCards.com). Hmm. I wonder how many of those polled have a plan for getting out of debt.
- Short and sweet (Humble Dollar). Top-notch personal-finance writer Jonathan Clements posts 41 nuggets of financial and lifestyle wisdom.
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