Here's our latest Roundup of articles from around the web. We hope you find these pieces interesting and helpful.
- Trading off (Jonathan Clements, Humble Dollar). There is never a "perfect" plan or approach. Everything involves tradeoffs.
- The state of low-yielding bond funds (Morningstar). "Fixed-income investors are between a rock and a hard place."
- I Bonds vs. TIPS: What's the best bet for inflation protection? (David Enna, TIPSwatch). The author gives the nod to I Bonds, but with caveats.
- Beware of the tax traps in retirement (Kiplinger). To borrow a phrase from Batman super-villain Raʼs al Ghul, "Always be aware of your [tax code] surroundings." Don't be taken by surprise.
- Do you need an annuity for retirement income? (Morningstar). A piece about "immediate fixed annuities."
- 2022 retirement plan contribution limits (James Dahle, White Coat Investor). These aren't the official limits (those won't be published for several more weeks). But Dahle makes very educated guesses.
- Giving in retirement (Chris Cagle, Retirement Stewardship). Some things get more complex once you retire.
- Flood damage from Ida? Your homeowner’s policy probably won't cover that. (New York Times – may require free registration). Many property owners are surprised to learn their homeowner’s policies don't cover damage from floodwaters.
We wrap-up with recollections of 9/11:
- Remember Todd Beamer of United 93 (Mene Ukueberuwa, The Wall Street Journal). Beamer recited Psalm 23: 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.' Then he said to those who would help him thwart the terrorists: "Are you guys ready? OK, let’s roll."
- Video: “That no one be forgotten” | A 9/11 Remembrance Special (WORLD Watch News). A 10-minute retrospective written and produced for teenagers — who, of course, don't remember that terrible day.
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