Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- Diversifying your portfolio isn’t zesty, but it works (Bloomberg). In this era, many timeless principles of wise money management are being cast aside, but “it’s not too late to get on the smart side of history.”
- Fed’s Bullard tells MarketWatch that the coronavirus delta variant won’t derail the U.S. economy (MSN). Ever the optimist, the St. Louis Fed president sees brighter days ahead.
- One number to gauge where the economy is headed (NY Times). All eyes on 10-year Treasuries.
- The well-tempered retiree: rational choice in an uncertain retirement (Pimco). Cognitive biases can wreak havoc in the accumulation phase of life, and the decumulation phase.
- A Crimson Tide of debt (The Atlantic). How state universities profit by recruiting beyond their borders.
- Why you should ‘trial run’ your retirement (Morningstar). You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, so why would you enter a whole new way of life without taking it for a test drive?
- Thinking about downsizing your home? (Schwab). It looks like a move with many benefits — less expense, less maintenance. Just be sure to understand what it will cost you to get there.
- Why annuities work like a ‘license to spend’ in retirement (Think Advisor). Despite some downsides, annuities seem to bring their owners a sense of financial freedom.
- Be like Burt? (Humble Dollar). Another compelling argument for annuities, and why this author ultimately took a pass.
- How to buy I Bonds: soup to nuts (The Finance Buff). We’ve written or linked to several articles about I Bonds recently. Here’s a good “explainer” article.
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