Some of the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
- The best way to manage sequence risk (Financial Planning – Michael Kitces). You have an investing strategy, but do you have a spending strategy?
- Investing do’s and don’ts (Morningstar). A simple, helpful list of reminders.
- Why everyone should save like they’re going to retire early (MarketWatch). More current workers are planning to work past the typical retirement age. That’s fine, as long as you save as if you’ll retire earlier.
- Pulling heartstrings and purse strings: Grandparents spend $179 billion annually on their grandkids (CNBC). There’s nothing wrong with doting on your grandkids, as long as you keep an eye on your own financial needs.
- Phone scam targeting Social Security numbers (CBS Money Watch – Video). Beware of callers claiming to be with the Social Security Administration.
And from the blogosphere…
- Five crashes (Humble Dollar). Lessons learned from an investor who lived through all five.
- Why an obsession with the S&P 500 is unhealthy for individual investors (Medium). The importance of choosing the right benchmark.
- The stocks manage themselves (A Wealth of Common Sense). Managing a portfolio is mostly about managing yourself.
- Calculating a spousal benefit (Getting Your Financial Ducks in a Row). A good tutorial on a confusing topic.
- The mystery of dividend preference and the ‘spend dividends only’ strategy (Retirement Café). Questioning a popular retiree approach to managing a nest egg.
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