This week’s picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.

Wall Street is starting to wonder, what if everything’s going to be okay? (Business Insider). So much rate hike anticipation, so little damage.

How a bowl of cashews changed the way you save for retirement (Time). The finger-wagging lecture has been replaced by the gentle nudge, and it’s working.

Medicare Part B premiums increasing up to 30% (MarketWatch). Price hike will impact high-income households beginning in 2018.

Contributing to a college-savings account when you’re not the parent (Kiplinger). Taxes, financial aid, and other implications.

3 money mistakes empty nesters make (US News). Empty nesters, what would you add to this list?

And from the blogosphere…

How often are markets 'normal?' (A Wealth of Common Sense). If John Ortberg wrote an investment book, it would be called, “Every market’s normal till you get to know it.”

What drives the stock market (Bloomberg View). Market metrics that matter, and those that don’t.

Unless you are Spock, irrelevant things matter in economic behavior (The Upshot – a NY Times blog). Pair this one with the cashews article above.

Investing based on economic forecasts can lead you astray (Total Return – a Wall Street Journal blog). In fact, it can be hazardous to your wealth.

The economic recovery that can’t get any respect (Pragmatic Capitalism). A market watcher reads past the gloomy headlines and sees reasons for optimism.

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